Short story challenge

So some time late last year, possibly in the autumn, I signed up to a short story writing challenge. Once registered, I duly forgot all about it, until yesterday morning when an email popped into my inbox with the details.

All contestants have been randomly assigned a genre, a theme and a character. We have eight days to write and submit a short story with a maximum of 2500 words.

Since I’ve spent forty-eight hours faffing, I now have only six days in which to come up and write an action adventure story about a hiking trip and a war veteran. Not quite the M&B romances nor the People’s Friend stories I’m used to, but it’s good to be forced out of one’s comfort zone, right?!