Come On Guys!

This challenge has ended!

This is very simple – I’m not happy with the slow traffic around here so let’s get going!

I want ONE little ficly that stands alone. Any genre, any anything. Mature or not. Poem or prose – whatever YOU want to do. If you were just about to post a ficly, post it HERE. I want one ficly from every active member in our little community at the moment.

And then I want you to check every day for new entries, I want you to read them and I want you to comment on them like the good little ficleteers that you are.

Call it a warm-up for NaNoWriMo! You have one month. And this will be judged. You will NOT win if you haven’t commented on all the other entries. Trust me, I’ll check.

Clear? =)

(I apologize unreservedly for the patronising/aggressive tone – my attempts at tough love never really work cuddles)

  • Started September 26th, 2012.
  • Ended October 30th, 2012.
  • Created by Abby (LoA)

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Challenge has ended

Thanks for participating!

The winner of this challenge is:


  1. Midnight

    Author: Emilou

  2. Here Come The Elephants

    Author: Princess Binky Lemontwist (LoA)

  3. Timpani (Mature)

    Author: soup

  4. Of final concerns

    Author: RoseTone ~LoA~

  5. Don't Touch My Coffee

    Author: RoseTone ~LoA~

  6. Langenkamp Lake

    Author: TheWorldIsQuietHere

  7. The Never-Forgotten Rooms

    Author: Jae

  8. Sophia

    Author: RoseTone ~LoA~

  9. This Rant Concludes In The Comment Section (Mature)

    Author: Tad Winslow

  10. Challenge Accepted

    Author: Robert Quick

  11. Crumbling

    Author: Scrawler's Secret

  12. Xibalba (Mature)

    Author: Stovohobo

  13. The Things I Do...

    Author: RoseTone ~LoA~

  14. A Treatise On The History of Procrastination

    Author: boxofun

  15. The Melancholy of Black Captain Cole (Mature)

    Author: Crown Me Tarzan, King of Mars

  16. Jack & The Barfstalk!

    Author: Princess Binky Lemontwist (LoA)

  17. Fitting the evidence into our preconceptions

    Author: ethelthefrog

  18. Bad Luck Upon Bad Luck

    Author: THX 0477

  19. The Lonely God

    Author: Jim Stitzel

  20. Irony (Mature)

    Author: The Ghost in the Machine LoA

  21. Trees

    Author: Shamaliane

  22. <3

    Author: Emilou

  23. Room with a View

    Author: dkscully

  24. Into the Floorboards

    Author: Timbertoesa

  25. Milk Bears, My Dear Child

    Author: Riley

  26. The one that stands alone

    Author: Job

  27. The Title of Twenty Titles

    Author: H.S. Wift

  28. Son of Darkness, Servant of Death

    Author: Riley

  29. Imperfect

    Author: Timbertoesa

  30. Gone

    Author: Demi Beneke

  31. Sugar, Baby (Mature)

    Author: Eloquent Mess {(LoA)}

  32. Eternity in Fifteen Minutes

    Author: Eloquent Mess {(LoA)}

  33. 53 steps

    Author: ethelthefrog

  34. NO CODE

    Author: Face

  35. It Happened Again

    Author: H.S. Wift

  36. A Cloudy Infection: Book 65 in the Larder Keepers QuintTrilogy

    Author: 32 ^2

  37. 0.0000003

    Author: 32 ^2


  1. Avatar boxofun

    Congrats to dkscully and RoseTone!

  2. Avatar dkscully

    Sorry to everyone whose story I didn’t get around to commenting on. It wasn’t because I didn’t want to, but life has been much too hectic than to allow for me to be here enough.

    Thanks for liking my story though.

  3. Avatar Abby (LoA)

    I’m really sorry! =(

  4. Avatar RoseTone ~LoA~



  5. Avatar Abby (LoA)

    Oh my dear friends, I have screwed up magnificently. Accidentally pressed the ‘choose as winner’ button on dkscully’s entry. Although the winner by democratic vote, they haven’t commented on all other stories. I’m so sorry.

    The real winner is Rosetone’s ‘Of Final Concerns’

    I can only apologise for messing this up after all your hard work =( sorry.

  6. Avatar Abby (LoA)

    Yeah sorry I meant to say (the time zones make it difficult): votes to be in by GMT 9.ooam Friday 2nd November please. I just want to give everyone a chance to finish up commenting and voting.

    Thanks to everyone who’s already done so.

  7. Avatar RoseTone ~LoA~

    Votes are to be in by…?

  8. Avatar Robert Quick

    Well I was going to go home and finish this tomorrow. Let me light another candle and continue into the night. Just in case.

  9. Avatar Abby (LoA)

    Phew well that was quite a trip. Let’s never try that again, eh?

    Now, for the first (and probably last) time I’m going to try a vote to get the winner. Socialism in action and all that. If you entered the challenge can you please message me the title of the ficly you think is best. YOU CANNOT VOTE FOR YOURSELF. I won’t tell anyone who you voted for so just go for your fave story.

    If there aren’t enough voters/something unfair and cheaterly is going on I shall find out and my reign of terror will once again be installed. And y’all know how the power goes to my head.

    If the author of the story with the most votes did not comment on all the other entries, they will be eliminated and the next highest will take it’s place.

    I really hope this works XD

  10. Avatar H.S. Wift

    I think I’ve got all my comments in. Please don’t extend it again, my brain would explode.

  11. Avatar 32 ^2

    I find this one to be somewhat hard to follow as a stand-alone ficly, and leaves me with a confusion-furrowed brow.

    A comment like this is affirmational, I succeeded in fulfilling the requirements.

  12. Avatar Robert Quick

    The difficulty of this challenge wasn’t in writing the story, it was keeping up with all the comments. Don’t get me wrong, Abby, your ability to summon writers of all stripes back to Ficly is nothing short of amazing. You should be proud. But man!

  13. Avatar Abby (LoA)

    I’m still way behind on commenting too =/ bit off more than I could chew here lol

  14. Avatar Robert Quick

    Ah. Excellent. This will allow me to finish commenting on stories. Something that my midterms were going to deny me.

  15. Avatar Timbertoesa

    Yaaayyyy! You didn’t have to do that for me…thank you, Abby. :) I was so disappointed when I logged on the comment on the last-minute stories and saw that the challenge was over. Hurrah for second chances.

  16. Avatar Abby (LoA)

    Extended for Timbertoesa. Last call! Last call! =)

  17. Avatar Timbertoesa

    I missed the deadline! I remembered that it was over on October 26th…I forgot to account for the difference between time zones. :( Guess I’ll go comment on the last two stories anyway…

  18. Avatar Jim Stitzel

    Yes, definitely intriguing. This was a lot of fun.

  19. Avatar RoseTone ~LoA~

    Awesome challenge, Abby.

    Thank you for the literary impetus!

  20. Avatar H.S. Wift

    That 7 was the start of a countdown till I had the next 20 stories to compound. I had to suffice with 14.

  21. Avatar boxofun

    I think the next big challenge should be to write a sequel or prequel to someone else’s story from this challenge.

  22. Avatar Face

    hard to NOT write poetry …gettin outta a nich isn’t easy…just trying to keep the ball rolling since I have had writers block for 10 years or more

  23. Avatar Tad Winslow

    I am going to catch up on all of the stories in this challenge tomorrow and the next day. I’m sorry for taking so long. I mean no disrespect, just been buggled for time lately.

  24. Avatar H.S. Wift


  25. Avatar Abby (LoA)

    I feel like I’m neglecting this challenge at the moment – school and bad health are my enemies – but, be not afraid, for I shall be sure to catch up before the end date.

  26. Avatar Eloquent Mess {(LoA)}

    Unfortunately, bed time came before I could finish all of the stories. I look forward to returning tomorrow to read more.

  27. Avatar Abstract

    If you were just about to post a ficly, post it HERE.

    I was planning to sequel to a thread Elsha and I were working on, if God will it. Is it possible to post it here in this challenge (using August’s URL hack)?

  28. Avatar Abby (LoA)

    Aww you make me feel all squiffy inside =) I really am grateful for all the contributions, both entries and comments – I’m struggling to get through it all myself!

  29. Avatar ethelthefrog

    I’m with THX. Best challenge that ficly’s seen in a long time.

  30. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    Heck of a challenge. The hard part wasn’t writing something; it was coming back to read all the other entries. Bloody brilliant idea for a challenge, my dear!

  31. Avatar Riley

    Jeez! This is crazy! So many stories! x.x


    Aha, I love you guys. c:

  32. Avatar Abby (LoA)

    I agree with you that the stories are incredible. I’m really impressed!

  33. Avatar Abby (LoA)

    I was considering it, I must say – was just a little concerned that it would look like comment-begging =/ Perhaps now I shall take ze plunge!

  34. Avatar Tad Winslow

    =D happy to amuse, Timbertoesa.

    I have to say the stories in this challenge have been truly exceptional. Abby, I think you deserve to add a story of your own. Please do! Down with the taboo of entering your own challenges!

  35. Avatar Timbertoesa

    Like a teddy bear boxer. Eheh. I just got that. Very clever, Tad.

  36. Avatar Abby (LoA)

    I just wanted to say that ALL the ficlies currently on the popular list are from this challenge =) good going guys. I’m proud of all of ya.

  37. Avatar Jim Stitzel

    Beg to differ. You skipped right over my story! The Lonely God is still lonely. :-P

  38. Avatar Abby (LoA)

    Great work peeps! Who else is getting confused? Confused? Who’s confused? Not me!! =)

  39. Avatar Jim Stitzel

    I’ll catch up on commenting when I’m NOT on my phone. :-)

  40. Avatar ethelthefrog

    Like the challenge, and have engaged.

  41. Avatar Abby (LoA)

    All of your entries and comments are very much appreciated. Again, I’ll get all the new ones read at the weekend =)

  42. Avatar boxofun

    One downside of having us comment everywhere is that I have to comment on poetry, even though I know nothing about poetry. Apologies in advance if I seem to entirely miss the point of your beautiful poem – and feel free to go ahead and educate me!

  43. Avatar Stovohobo

    For the record, I always try to include some constructive criticism in my comments, because I hope for the favor in return. It’s an opinion that you can consider or not. I do not consider myself (and nor should you) the divine arbiter of your writing style. Enjoyed reading them!

  44. Avatar Abby (LoA)

    the more the merrier, as long as nobody minds commenting on them all.

  45. Avatar RoseTone ~LoA~

    Wait, am I allowed more than one story? (considering I’m working on number three….)

  46. Avatar Abby (LoA)

    Good job everyone taking part thus far. I’ll get round to reading and commenting at the weekend, want to be focused on it =)

  47. Avatar RoseTone ~LoA~

    “I am not at all in a humor for writing; I must write on till I am.”

  48. Avatar Abby (LoA)

    Oh brillo pads!!

  49. Avatar Tad Winslow

    Your words assaulted my cerebellum like a teddy bear boxer. I’m in.

  50. Avatar Abby (LoA)

    Sorry to hear that. I hope you can come up with something over the month, I’d love for everyone to be involved.

  51. Avatar HSAR

    So tapped out for inspiration at the moment. :S

  52. Avatar Abby (LoA)

    Yaaay! =)

  53. Avatar Princess Binky Lemontwist (LoA)

    Hahahaha! I love this!!!!

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  • THX 0477
  • Stovohobo
  • Tad Winslow
  • dkscully
  • ethelthefrog
  • Crown Me Tarzan, King of Mars
  • Job
  • Eloquent Mess {(LoA)}
  • Abstract
  • H.S. Wift
  • Jim Stitzel
  • Jae
  • Robert Quick
  • The Ghost in the Machine LoA
  • RoseTone ~LoA~
  • Emilou
  • soup
  • Riley
  • boxofun
  • TheWorldIsQuietHere
  • 32 ^2
  • Scrawler's Secret
  • Princess Binky Lemontwist (LoA)
  • Face
  • Shamaliane
  • Timbertoesa
  • Demi Beneke