I have been cordially reminded by Cydney Campbell, Executive Director of the Intergeneration Foundation, that it is indeed short story time again.
They run a free-to-enter cash prize competition for short stories up to 500 words. Anyone can enter across the globe, and the theme focuses on bridging the generation gap. Check out the competition regulations.
You have plenty of time to enter, as it doesn't close until 31st December.
If you need inspiration, you can check out my 2011 winning entry, Hush Hush.