This is slow_dawn welcoming you to...The Literary Sketchpad i.e. The Reborn Vignette Challenge Thread! This is the reincarnated version of [link=http://boards.theforce.net/fan_fiction_resource/b10304/24289443/p1/?0]Naberrie Household Vignette Challenge[/link]. I really enjoyed this challenge thread and was disappointed when it was no longer tended to. Hopefully we can get this one up and running with more participants than the first version. For those familiar with the old thread, I hope to make this one a bit more fun than the original by voting on a winner and the end of each challenge period. By choosing a winning fic for each challenge, hopefully we will get some great vignettes the readers they deserve. Hopefully this thread will be able to bring more readers and awareness to vignettes in general, as it seems to me that once a vignette gets a couple of reviews, it then slips into obscurity on the 47,000th page of the boards. Finally, I hope the thread will be able to give vignettes a place to shine just as brightly as all the high quality longer stories and epics on the boards! (There now no more cheesy ranting from me! ) VIGNETTE CHALLENGE GENERAL RULES: 1) This is a vignette challenge so keep your fics to a reasonable length (may the Force strike down any author foolish enough to post a fic with 20 scenes 20 pages each? ) 2) Each month?s challenge will have a particular set of rules to keep things interesting. 3) Post a link to your story along with a short synopsis in this thread. Post the story itself in the appropriate section (Before, Saga, or Beyond)with VIGNETTE CHALLENGE somewhere in the title. 6) Each challenge will run for a period of three weeks, after which, it will be considered closed. After a challenge is closed, there will be one weeks time in which you can read the submissions and vote for your favorite. Please PM me with your votes, but not before the challenge is closed and not after the voting is closed. (Any story completed after the challenge has been closed can still be submitted and linked to in this thread; however, it will NOT be counted in the voting process.) 7) Besides eternal fame, glory and honor, the winner can put VIGNETTE CHALLENGE WINNER in the title of their vignette, and, The_Vig_Challenge will (tastefully)up his or her fic one time when it drops down to the third or fourth page of the board (that is, if the author PMs me when this occurs). (these prizes are almost too good to be true?I know ) If you have any questions or suggestions, post them here and I will be happy to answer them, or, if you would rather PM me then that is fine as well. Also, feel free to PM questions to me at [link=http://boards.theforce.net/ASP/user.asp?usr=slow_dawn]slow_dawn[/link] as well. Note: All challenges will be posted to the first page of the thread for ease of use.