Well, it's February and not only is it my favourite month, it happens to be a new month for the Flash Fiction Contest. Yay! And it's the first time I've been able to play dictator. Oh ho, if only you knew what you've unleashed! I've decided to shake things up a bit. I can't wait to see what you guys do with it. So, without further ado, the theme is: Fantasy Cliches BUT, there is a big but coming, there's a catch. To find out what the catch is, read the following rules. Rules 1. Select a title. You will select a title here. Instructions on how to do so are there at that link. (I guess I'm not that great at web design and there's a couple of errors that might pop up, but they won't affect the use of the site.) 2. After selecting a title you may add up to two of the following words: the, a, in, as. You may not, however, use the same word twice. After you have added words to the title you selected, if you have opted to do so, your title is complete. 4. This title will be the title of your story and you must write your story to fit the title. 5. Word limit: 1200 This includes those people who choose to post their story in the Stories section of SFFworld. I don't think it's entirely fair to constrain those who post there to two pages. If there's a lot of dialogue and single sentence paragraphs, that can take up a lot of space on a page. However, if you decide to post in the Stories section, please include the word count in the summary box. If you post in the stories sub-forum, please include the word count at either the beginning or the end. 6. Formatting (Ha ha, I know what you're thinking. ) Please include spaces between paragraphs. This includes lines of dialogue. It makes it so much easier to read. 7. Dead line Please have your stories submitted by 11:59 PM (-5 GMT or EST) on February 19, 2010. Voting will take place from February 20 - 28. 8. If you don't know how to submit, just post your story either inthe stories section of the website or the stories sub forum in the writing forum and then post the link to your story in this thread. Goodluck!