First attempt at remembering to write 2017 successful. Go me! This month it's an open contest. Stories can be about anything and everything; give us the best your imagination can come up with. Voters will be reminded not to take prompts into account, but for those who prefer working with a prompt: OPTIONAL prompt: Give us a story about a new year's resolution gone horribly wrong. Requirements 1,200 - 5,000 words Any genre Any style Polished to the best of your ability How to Enter Post your entry as a reply to this thread. It will be automatically anonymised. Please title the story and include the word count. You will be able to post entries until 14 January at 23:59 GMT. Voting Voting will run from 15 - 31 January. There is no fixed voting criteria: voters will choose the story they think is the best. Winner The winner will be announced on 1 February. He or she will get a shiny medal under their avatar, automatic entry into the annual Hall of Fame contest, and their winning story featured in the WritingForums annual ezine. Get writing!