This is the fourth year in a row I've entered the Masters of the Macabre contest, a short story challenge over at Horror Addicts dot net. They provide an overall theme for the contest, and those participating are given three variables that have to be in the story. This year, the theme was Creature Feature*, monster stories, and my three variables were: (Story) Location: Lighthouse, Item: Camera, and Creature Origin: Volcano.
It is called "Lighthouse View," and is a considerably stripped-down version of my first draft. I'm not sure how good it is, but it was fun to write, and is yet another tale I'd never have come up with had the contest not suggested it.