Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. As the title says, I want to challenge the denizens of The Nib to do some writing. I enjoy writing--be it jotting my thoughts down in a journal or writing short pieces influenced by what I'm reading or how I'm feeling at the time. For me, writing is a way to relax and clear my mind. I want all of you to get involved as well. Maybe some of you already write on a regular basis and maybe some of you hardly write at all. For this challenge, I want you all to write a "short" piece of anything! Fiction or nonfiction in any style or genre, just write something! I put the word "short" in quotes because, for the purpose of this challenge, "short" will be a relative term; there is no cutoff or required word count. The catch is that you must write it out on paper before typing it up and posting it here. Redundant, yes, but variety redundancy is the spice of life. I ask that you include what pen, ink and paper you used to craft your piece of writing. Only one entry per person as well please. If you want, you can also include what inspired or influenced you in your writing. I regret to add that I must limit the winner to CONUS addresses as I'm a college kid hoping to keep costs low. Sorry 'bout that. This challenge is open to ALL members, Mods, Stews, penguins, and Bigfoots. Here's where things get a bit fuzzy: I really don't have a set cutoff date for the challenge. I'm planning on keeping it open as long as people are consistently posting their entries. I don't really have a way of determining the winner either. I'll be sure to let you all know as soon as I work that out. The prize for the winner (however he or she is determined) will be a new bottle of Noodler's/Badger & Blade Benevolent Badger Blue fountain pen ink. Why Benevolent Badger Blue? Because it's a great ink that supports a great cause and because, to put it frankly, I'm fully behind anything that requires me to make an order from WCS. I'll post a piece of mine shortly to help break the ice and get the ball rolling. Now let's get started!