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: A duel, with a taste of love, power, and anger. Provided by me... No, seriously, guys, if you want to change that, just ask. THe last contest was more about dialog, so I chose one that deals more with action. Challange: convey some sort of mood to the readers. Start: July 9th End: July Jul 16th Voting: 16-22nd Length: 450-1300. Yeah, the winner gets sticked. I've been forgetting to do that one.