Here is the rules from the Dames' own blog:
The Dames would like to encourage you to think outside of the box and use the 250 word limit economically. Word choice is key when you don’t have a lot of room to work. Long, fancy descriptions can be great in a novel, but when you want to grab someone’s attention quickly, they aren’t the best choice. We want an idea, a story or a character who intrigues us–makes us want to continue reading!
So, there you go. Be creative, have fun. I encourage all those interested to give it a try. It just a fun way to express an idea, a thought, or the premise for a future work. Remember that there is a very limited word count, 250 words is about a page long.
Demons and Angels
I have been trapped in this place for too long. Once, I was magnificent. I walked upon the Earth wreaking havoc; forcing my will upon these weak souls. Man lusted for my body; I lusted for their souls.
The scrabbling sounds greeted my ears and I slowly becoming aware that my warden had returned. How long since my last awakening?
"Azdel, demon, I summon thee." A weak croak reached my ear, stirring my ire and vengence.
"What is it human? I can smell the stink of death upon you. Come, loosen my bonds, I will heal your dying body." I offer, tasting a freedom almost forgotten.
"Azdel, demon, do not mock me. I come before you to pass the chalice. You are right, the Angel of Death soon comes for me, but I leave you in good care."
"No! I, Azdel, own your soul. The Angel cannot take you." I shake with fury, another soul cheated.
"Yes, Azdel you did, but it was your greed for souls that caused your forfeiture and entrapment. I may die, but your existence is doomed for eternity." A choking chuckle echoed around me.
Doomed eternity with lust to sustain me for there are always souls to entice.
Hmmm, 200 words, I thinking this might be my entry. But, I'm still thinking, tweaking, plenty of time to enter.