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. There is a ten percent leniency for over the word limit entries. Theme: Hitchhiking. The Open road, the highway passing beneath your feat; a kindly freightor pilot stoping at Star Base 8-992 to give an old vet a ride to arth. Purpose: Try to devolp the literal elemnt of theme, like the "theme" in a book report, 'the author's underlying messege to the reader.' Time for an update? - Writing Forums Length: 500 - 1500 words. Start: 23rd End: 30th. Also, I plan on entering this one.