Week one of the Luminous Creatures Press Winter of Whimsy and Wyrdness contest began this week. The photo prompt below was your inspiration and the word count max was 500. You could also incorporate magic in some fashion to have a chance at being selected for a future anthology.
My story received an Honorable Mention and is featured on the Luminous Creatures site. You can read it here https://luminouscreaturespress.com/hands-of-a-charlatan-by-chris-milam/