Lipstick, Eye-Shadow, Nail-Polish, Blush, Earrings, Necklace, then the Prom Dress.

This challenge has ended!

“Our entire 8th grade is going to have a mini-prom!”
Announced Stacy over the loud-speakers at lunch.

This is a much more free challenge. There are less parameters, and it is open to new characters…(in other classes).

So write a story from the point of view of an 8th grade student about Prom, dances, the other gender, sex, emotions, or anything related. Winner will either, write a story set during the dance, or just after. If that winner is not a new-comer to the classroom series, a second winner will be chosen. Their prize…desk #13.

This story is imperative to our original 12 students. If not entered by March 10th, someone may steal your character, but might be more fun for them to just make up their own.

If you are new, try to make a very original character. We want to see some diverse people! Have fun. Deadline for everyone else is the 24th.

“By the way: Prom theme is James Bond!” adds Stacy.

Think you have what it takes to accept this challenge?


Challenge has ended


  1. Avatar Abby (LoA)

    what do you americans get up to!? Proms?! Over here we are under the strange delusion that we’re at school to study.
    Although, I suppose it prompted some creativity…
    (I’m just jealous)

  2. Avatar H.S. Wift

    Mmm..kay, scratch that! Talked to Someday, Ed has indeed won! Ok, I’ll make the new one!

  3. Avatar H.S. Wift

    I give you till the 7th of March! We will vote! I vote Ed! If none else votes, he will win! I’m taking the inititative!

  4. Avatar H.S. Wift

    OK, I gotta say this, WE GOTTA FUCKING FINISH THIS! I’ll make the enxt challenge if we can just choose who wins.

  5. Avatar Music-Hearted

    Either way, I would really like to get these challenges started again. I miss them!

  6. Avatar H.S. Wift

    Read it again, the prize is also a story, set either during or after the prom.

  7. Avatar H.S. Wift

    Umm… if it’s over, how’s the winner gonna write their prize?

  8. Avatar Mostly Harmless

    I would continue it, but I think I’m going to be bidding farewell to Ficly, at least for a while. The well’s dried up, and if it isn’t flowing then there’s no fun in it.

    Consider this the announcement of my imminent departure, at least from writing – I may well continue to review and foster everyone else’s creativity… MH :)

  9. Avatar Gradual Uprising {LoA}

    Of course I’m gunna judge it…but we haven’t come across the 24th yet :)

  10. Avatar Music-Hearted

    =[ I hope someone decides to continue these challenges, I’ve really been enjoying them.

  11. Avatar The Third Robot

    I think you would be good

  12. Avatar The Third Robot

    Well GU, if you feel that is best. However, I really want someone to spearhead the continuation of this. I have a feeling that it may not be the same though.

  13. Avatar H.S. Wift


  14. Avatar Gradual Uprising {LoA}

    Hey guys…I think I’m done with the classroom challenges, IDK I think I just lost inspiration or something…so, I will say adeu with this one.

    If you guys want to keep it going, be my guest. I know MH was just getting into it, and SWift has been really enthusiastic about it lately. So, the floor is yours.

  15. Avatar Ruby Slippers

    Whew. That was tough. But Randy’s dance is done!

  16. Avatar Gradual Uprising {LoA}

    Just got back from a long trip, and have a bit of a bug in my stomach from some german/turkish food…so please forgive me for not reading your stories right now…and my character Tim might be up for grabs.

    If you want him on the 10th, take him…I’ll just write up a new character :) Now I go to bed.

  17. Avatar LMR

    I’m going through a lot of stuff right now, so I don’t think Maria’s going to head to the prom under my guidance. Honestly, though, I don’t think Maria would go to the prom to begin with, and it almost feels like I would be compromising her character by making her attend. I know that must sound weird, but it is what it is.

    If any of you out there take her, please be kind.

  18. Avatar H.S. Wift

    A lot, you can, however, try and get into the game.

  19. Avatar Abby (LoA)

    gosh – I’ve been away so long. What have I missed!!!??

  20. Avatar H.S. Wift

    You forgot Matt. He also loves Randy. AHHH!!! LOVE PENTAGONS!

  21. Avatar Ruby Slippers

    Sooo…. Randy likes Laura, who wants nothing to do with any guy. Ben and Heidi both like Randy, and he’s completely oblivious about either of them. And I have to write a story about middle school dance from a male perspective. Ahhhh! I’ll get to work.

  22. Avatar Mr.Gabriel

    Eh, I did it.

  23. Avatar The Third Robot

    I agree with Wift. I would mourn the loss of Gabe’s character.

  24. Avatar H.S. Wift

    I’m with Ed, seeing how Ben would act. Does he pounce on Randy when Laura doesn’t go? Does he feign heterasexuality to make Randy jealous? Does he come out to Randy? There’s so much you could do.

  25. Avatar Mostly Harmless

    Ah Gabe, I’m sure I can do nothing to persuade you, but you write your character so well!

    I’m sure you could put an original twist of your own on this if you worked at it – but I’m not preaching, just saying – don’t get mad? Please?

    MH :)

  26. Avatar H.S. Wift

    It’s nothing to take notice of; I have said something similar on all the classroom challenges, I’ve been waiting for a chance to say it on this one. It’s hard.

  27. Avatar Mr.Gabriel

    I know I my character will be up for grabs, but I wouldn’t mind seeing as I’m not so enthusiastic about this challenge, to be honest. It doesn’t inspire me. Which is usually the only way I write.

    No need to get hostile, Wift, it’s fair game so I won’t mind.

  28. Avatar H.S. Wift

    You have to write summit, or your character’s up for grabs, not that anyone would take it, they can make your owns. Still;

    I don’t care about the law, if anyone steals Mr. G’s character, I WILL PHYSICALLY ABUSE YOU!

  29. Avatar Mr.Gabriel

    This challenge, doesn’t like… speak to me. I’m probably not even going to do it. I never go through with iut, if I’m not inspired…

  30. Avatar The Third Robot

    GU, you seem to have all of Ficly under the rule of your oppressive thumb.

  31. Avatar Violet Turner

    Thanks, I understand now!

  32. Avatar H.S. Wift

    Ah, now I get your story better; my mind was narrowed as the person who would announce stuff like this, my experiences gleened from 8 simple rules dictates that this Stacy is student body president.

  33. Avatar Mostly Harmless

    Right. Having read the other entries, I’ve changed Martha’s name to Stacy to concur with the fact that the ‘Stacy’ mentioned in the challenge is revealed in H.S Wift’s entry to be the student body president…

    Obviously with Victor’s involvement, she’s been demoted from that position.

    Hope that clears things up :)

  34. Avatar Gradual Uprising {LoA}

    @Violet we have reached point maximum of possibilities. The game has opened up to the entire 8th grade. Any new character can be added to the game. An Alfred, a George, a Beatrix, or whatever name (with personality can be added)

  35. Avatar Violet Turner

    @ Grad Up – who is stacy?

    @ Mostly Harmless – who is martha west?

  36. Avatar H.S. Wift

    Ed, stay calm! Everything is riding on this! Just, stay calm! This will be the forecast for the rest of your life! So it’s important that you stay calm! Oh this is interesting, says in the paper that 90% of people who have someone yelling at them to stay calm, can’t stay calm. Now where was I? Oh yeah, STAY CALM!

  37. Avatar Mr.Gabriel

    I’m on it.

  38. Avatar Mostly Harmless

    Oh, I’m a-thinking…!

  39. Avatar H.S. Wift

    A good touch. All your disgruntled and slow followers can get into the game, now. (possibly)

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