Discovered ficlets.com through Wil Wheaton's blog, WWdN:In Exile. Wil posted a link to the ficlet titled A Loaded Gun in the Mailbox, and posted a prequel of his own.
The idea of very, very short bits of stories all written under Creative Commons licensing, all building off of one another as prequels, sequels, or original bits to inspire new stories is just fascinating to me. The ficlets all have to be between 64 and 1024 characters long (not words, but characters) which means you have to be able to do a lot with not many words.
Fiction is not my forte. So I doubt I'll join and post myself. But I know I'll be browsing through there during free moments to see what magic others are weaving out of the flowing river of ideas.