(Your Pen Name Here)

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’Ello Governors, Funky Monkeys, and Future Presidents

It’s marvelous to be in the big, comfy, cushiony, community of the bright and brief! You have inspired this—that’s right ladles and yentle soup spoonsYOU are the focus of this CHALLENGE .


Have you ever wondered who is behind their pen name, their icon, and their ficlys? Is there a particular writer that you suspect is a novelist? A neighbor? Famous? Someone you can picture clearly somehow? A house plant maybe?

Write a ficly describing that person (or thing) going about their day, doing whatever. The title of your story must BE their pen name. Entries that demean or ridicule, or are obviously just mean for meanness’s sake will be disqualified. However, if you are attempting something risky or humorous, send a note to that person first and ask them for permission. Try for most outlandish, or most accurate, or both. The best, most creative character sketch/ story will be showered with praise.

Good Luck!

  • Started February 16th, 2012.
  • Ended March 14th, 2012.
  • Created by Tad Winslow

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  1. Avatar Tad Winslow

    haha, well there were a lot of ghost entries anyway. I’ll try to be more inspirational in my next challenge.

  2. Avatar Kihd

    I wonder who’s going to win.

  3. Avatar Tad Winslow

    No need for a new tagline, I find that one to be hilariously perfect.

  4. Avatar Kihd

    Everything is better with whimsy, though I hadn’t even realized I was doing that! Haha. Better find a new tagline. (after I enter your challenge)

  5. Avatar memento

    I love these types of challenges!

  6. Avatar Tad Winslow

    “You’re tacking ‘with whimsy’ onto the end of your sentences with whimsy ! oh my” He realized with whimsy.

  7. Avatar Kihd

    I am so excited. I just shat my mouth with whimsy.

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