I hope you don't consider this cheating. I wrote a piece for Wendy Strain's new contest last week and now that it doesn't have to be anonymous anymore, I'm using it for the entry today.
Please consider entering the contest. It's 500 words or less, to prompt, to be posted on Friday with voting over the weekend.
Here's the story -- mine is the one about the fork. http://www.writeonwendy.com/perspectives-wow555-writing-challenge-story-time/