This is the first challenge. Challenges are different from assignments because they actually give you the chance to win fabulous prizes, whereas assignments just give you the chance to practice writing and feel the warm glow of accomplishment.
This challenge is only open to people who have completed Assignment #1, so if you haven't done that yet, and want a fabulous prize, you'd best get on the ball.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to write between 1,000 and 2,000 words on Valentine's Day. Your piece may be ficton or non-fiction, as you please, and you may treat the subject in any light you see fit (sarcasm, bitterness, sappiness and dry historical essays are all acceptable, though I hope if you choose the history route, you'll make it less dry and more interesting and... er, wet? No, that can't be right...). Run with it!
It must be done and posted by 13 February if you want your fabulous prize. This fabulous prize will be mailed to you, so I'll need your address, too.
Challenge #1 entries listed below:
"Necco's Valentine" by Martin
Mirabai's cnversation between lovers in bed
Aarika's rockin' out in a dive bar story
Tanya's muse eats red jelly beans