As mentioned in the Discussion thread, I thought I'd start a place for those of us who would like feedback on our stories in the monthly Challenge. I thought I'd start it here, rather than in Critiques, as this way we can keep it more as an exercise and encourage people to participate who might not like to go to Critiques. I don't know quite how it will work -- whether it will be used at all, or whether it will get overwhelmed with too many different pieces wanting help, but we can see how it pans out and make adjustments accordingly. Some important points. 1) Only give feedback on those stories which have been raised here by their authors -- this is NOT intended as a free-for-all criticism of all the stories. Just because you want to comment on a piece doesn't mean the author wants to hear your comments. 2) This is only for stories which have been posted in the monthly Challenges and where voting has finished. 3) The Discussion thread is still for general discussion and whimsy -- let's keep this to feedback. 4) As with all critiques/comments, constructive ideas only, please. This is aimed at helping all of us, not knocking anyone down. NB If someone wants to put their work up for specific and/or more detailed feedback critique in Critiques, as Allanon has already done, that is still an option.