Your task, should you choose to accept it, is to write a story containing exactly 1973 or 2006 words. It can be any genre, any pairing, any style --- but it must contain either 1973 or 2006 words.
In restrictive situations like this, I often like to cheat with heavily hyphenated words, so see how creative-and-evilly-minded (I count this as one word!) you can be.
This is going to be a two week challenge. Entries will be due by October 20.