New Scientist says: Send us your very short stories about futures
that never were. Tell us where we'd be today if the ether had turned out to
exist after all, or if light really was made up of corpuscles emitted by the
eyes. You don't have to be scientifically accurate, but the more convincing
your story, the more likely it is to win!
Your story should be no more than 350 words long, including the title - do
watch your word count, we hate having to disqualify good competition entries
because they're just a bit too long - and should not have previously been
published anywhere else. Only one entry per person, please.
Details at http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn19561-flash-fiction-competition-2010-forgotten-futures.html