Okay ,guys, here goes: The object of the weekly writing group is to promote writing on an active basis, and, as such, this contest will go on to be done weekly. For those of you who competed in the poetry contest, or those who did the ss contest way back when (and more power to you - I hope we get the same sense of awesomeness that I did, back when I did it then), this will be a pretty much mirror image of the poetry contest. All those who submit will be eligible to vote in the contest in which their pieces are entered in, and the winner will get nothing but a warm feeling on the inside. I will be "running it", which means I make the thread, and that's about it. I will listen to anything you have to say about the contest. Post you entries and questions in this thread, and i'll do the rest. Good luck to you all. Theme: The Fall of an Empire, Provided by Gannon. IT can be the leader of an empire watching his City burn, a dictator being dethroned, the mafia, whatever- I even think business would be acceptable ( depending on what Gannon thinks.) Start June 11th- 18th Voting: 19-26th Word Limit 350- 1205 words Challenge: Try to write in the opposite narrative form you're used to. if you guys don't like the idea of a challange like this, say so, and it will go away.