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This challenge is quite simple, write a story in another language than English.
The subjects is whatever you want, the only restricition is that you can’t write it in english.

Also, tag your story (ficlet) with the language written in english and in the language. (example: French, Français)

You have one month. Good luck!

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Discussion

  1. Avatar Philippe Mongeau

    Oh shit, now I have to find out on what i’ll base myself to choose the winner!

  2. Avatar g²LaPianistaIrlandesa

    Well, I’ve entered again, and this time I’m certain it’s not incomprehensible! Yay!

  3. Avatar NightMaiden

    Yay! Being bilingual helps. XD My entry’s written in Greek – and this was a very fun challenge! :]

  4. Avatar Sz Park

    Woot. Entered an entry. Machine translation is no help, though I hope “carefully collected and burned children” will help my case. \o/

  5. Avatar Laine Grey

    Short french story with a weird ending.

  6. Avatar OrangeOreos (LoA)

    So I finally entered, in my better secondary language. Took me a while. Let me know if you need a translation!

  7. Avatar StudMuffin (LoA)

    I’m trying to write a story in Klingon, but can’t find a good site to translate

  8. Avatar Reiko516

    Great challenge! Forced me to think about how to convey a certain tone in another language. Of course, since I’m not a native Japanese speaker, I have no idea how effective my attempt was, haha.

  9. Avatar Elisabeth L. Davis(LoA)

    Err… I was going to write mine in Gallifreyan, but I remembered my TARDIS would translate it into English. Can I still write it? [joke.]

  10. Avatar g²LaPianistaIrlandesa

    Alright, I fixed my entry yet again. I did it completely by hand this time, so it should be alright this time. Otherwise I’m going to throw it at the wall.

  11. Avatar Sz Park

    Hey, I’m bilingual! On top of that fluent in Gibberish! Does Gibberish count as a foreign language? I hope we share the same recognition for the people of Gibbers.

  12. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    That was fun. To make it more fun, I wrote mine without consulting any dictionaries, if that gets me any bonus points. Really wish I remembered the keys for putting on the accents.

  13. Amj Lone Writer

    IDEA!
    MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  14. Avatar Trann

    I think I cheated. 8)

  15. Avatar i, Coomber

    Great idea for a challenge, will I be able to dust off my foreign dictionaries in time though???

  16. Avatar g²LaPianistaIrlandesa

    Hmm… I think I’ll do a Spanish bit, but I may be impish and enter in a more unexpected way as well.
    rubs hands together deviously Neat idea

  17. Avatar dkscully

    That was… hard, but a heck of a lot of fun.

  18. Avatar Philippe Mongeau

    Wow, I almost forgot I had made a challenge! And now I come back to the site and there’s so much story! Thanks everyone :D

  19. Avatar Pyropunk 51 (PPP LoA)

    told you I’d do two!

  20. Avatar OrangeOreos (LoA)

    Dude! I was just thinking about a challenge of this sort after reading your stories. Very nice!

  21. Avatar Stovohobo

    Since I don’t think you want to read an entire Ficly of “como estas” and “mucho gusto,” I will refrain from entering. Interesting idea, though.

  22. Avatar Spiderj

    Lame entry but wanted to give it a shot. My French is rusty so I figured I’d try a comic tale about a man with rusty French.

  23. Avatar Pyropunk 51 (PPP LoA)

    oh this is easy. maybe i’ll even do two. how are you going to judge this?

  24. Avatar threedot

    I know how to cuss in several languages – but that makes a rather one-dimensional story

  25. Avatar Philippe Mongeau

    yeah, that’s cheating

  26. Avatar Ronnie

    I only know one language. I could use Google Translate, but I suppose that would be cheating.

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Participants

  • THX 0477
  • ALRO613 (LoA)
  • g²LaPianistaIrlandesa
  • Oy
  • Pyropunk 51 (PPP LoA)
  • NightMaiden
  • Saint Chuck
  • OrangeOreos (LoA)
  • dkscully
  • Laine Grey
  • ethelthefrog
  • Sz Park
  • Reiko516
  • threedot
  • Mayra
  • Trann
  • Spiderj
  • Samantha Lau
  • Copernicus
  • Peanut Butter