Guh, I totally meant to do this over the weekend but things just caught up with me.
The deadline for our Alternate Reality theme was supposed to be this past Saturday, but seeing as how we only got one entry, and I didn't remind y'all, I'm going to extend the challenge until Friday, February 17, 2006 at midnight, EST. The rules and such can be found here, and if you have any questions or suggestions, please post them here.
Also, I'd like to announce a new oneshot challenge, Photograph. Find a photo, either something random from online, or a picture you personally took, of a person or people, and write a oneshot in 500 words or more describing in detail the sensory details behind the picture. Go beyond what we can see in the picture and describe how the person or people are feeling, what they see, hear, feel, smell, etc. This challenge will be due on Saturday, February 25, 2006 at midnight, EST, and please post the photograph or a link to it in your submission. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.
And just as a question...is there a reason that there's been such a low turnout for challenges? Is everyone just busy all at once or just not interested in the challenges? Please, if you have any ideas for challenges, or suggestions to help the community run more smoothly, let me know here. I know that I personally love the idea of a community like this, but I had hoped that it would be a little more lively than it's been.
Anywhos, I hope everyone has a wonderful week, and a wonderful Valentine's day, and that we'll see some entries into the challenges soon!