The theme for our second month-long challenge will be Alternate Reality.
What I'm intending for this challenge is that you take an event or time period in history, such as the reign of Julius Caesar, and change one small detail, exploring how that one small detail could have changed the course of history. For example, if Brutus had not stabbed Caesar, how would that have changed Roman Society? Things like that. Feel free to explore any time period from biblical to the present, any culture, and you can have the change be big or small. Be creative.
This challenge will be due on Saturday, November 19, 2005 at midnight EST. Feel free to post entries any time before then. Word count should be at least 1,000 words, but I'm not going to be strict about it. Anything over 1,000 words is more than welcome. Go crazy. If you have any questions, concerns, etc, please let me know.
Also, I'd like to take this opportunity to announce the theme for our second oneshot challenge.
Our second oneshot challenge theme is PostSecret.
This theme needs a tad bit of explanation. PostSecret is an art project where people basically send in anonymous postcards with their deepest darkest secrets on them. I want you to take any one of these postcards and write a story about what's written on it. There are several places online to find them, the main site is http://postsecret.blogspot.com and then there are more at http://www.defunktion.net/exhibitions/postsecret/gallery/index.html
Entries should be over 300 words, but anything more than that is perfectly awesome. These oneshots will be due Saturday, November 5, 2005 at midnight EST. Please include a link to the postcard you used in your entry. If any of this is confusing or you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
And, as always, continue to make suggestions!!! Happy writing!