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  • What I cant remember...

    Ok so I was reading that magazine or article about an author. It gave 21 new ways to writing. So this challenge could be very simple. Or not. It depends I guess. So what you are to do it write a list a of what you have forgotten. It can be funny or serious. It doesnt really matter. ...

  • Gurth's Word Game

    Here are two lists of words: (1) part, arm, fair, all, band, cloud, earl, hill, pearl, sill, powder, tall. (2) total, leg, unfair, some, orchestra, sun, king, mountain, diamond, door. These two lists represent two mutually exclusive categories. (Hint: spelling is of the essence...

    • Author: Gurth
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
  • Let The Bodies Hit The FLOOR!

    Create a vivid independent pro wrestling oriented protagonist, a story for him or her to move through and an unexpected outcome. Capture the blood, sweat, tears, beer, passion and illusion of pro wrestling without resorting to WWE or TNA known names. You can do this. Wrestling h...

  • That spark of something we all call life

    Every year we feel the need to sign up for a NEW YEARS resolution! Some of us resolve day to day things we work toward. What is that something in your life, no matter how hard it gets, pushes you forward ?

  • Describe Your Favorite Character!

    Try to describe the characteristics of your favorite fictional character in FIVE SENTENCES.

  • The Second Date

    OrangeOreos inspired me to start this challenge. I've read stories about the first date and I've read stories about the last. I've also told stories about the first date and stories about the last. There are stories that say, "We were out to dinner one time," which means it's so fa...

    • Author: Nancy
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
  • The Perfect Challenge

    Nononooooo! This isnt the perfect silly! So Lets say you have been given the perfect challenge. What would it be? How would you react? How did u react when finding that this is not the perfect challenge? (I'm sorry by the way)

  • Write about THINGS :)

    So, I wrote a story, and the lovely ElshaHawk commented that it sounded like a challenge- so here it is, the prequel of sorts to my story. I want you to tell a story through objects. Sort through a purse, walk around a museum, analyze someone's outfit- the focus of the story should...

  • Aaaand, ACTION!

    I don't think that this is _too_ challenging, just a screenplay. Only dialogue. Any topic. I think that this could be interesting. Lights, camera, ACTION!

    • Author: Kihd
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
  • Animal Diary

    It's simple: write a story, [journal entry, letter to a friend, or day-in-the-life] from the point of view of a household animal. Cats will probably yield the most room for creativity, though birds and reptiles may also be interesting. Dogs are simple creatures, but if you're up for a...

  • Let's Play: Rock, Paper, Scissors

    Easy. You have all three, do something with them. Kill a witch, save an entire race. Whatever.

    • Author: 32 ^2
    • Posted almost 6 years ago.
  • Twisted Love

    Write a love story, with a twist. Make it, short, sweet, and to the point; two fic-things tops. Is it twisted love? A twist at the end? Twisted altogether? You decide. Good luck! Read my post for an example.

  • After The Flash Faded

    What happened after the Beatles walked over Abbey Road? What did the Nirvana baby do after he came to the surface? What was the next move going to be on Brand News first album cover? You decide. Pick an album. Any album. And write a Ficly of what happened after that. Not like "They...

  • Parachuting off a Pebble: The Irrelevant Challenge!

    I want something, for lack of a better word, *random.* Something so magnificently outlandish that it's a blast to read. No rules allowed, except of course for the rules that govern the lack of rules. Which I have already set. No rules. You've got until the end of the month to ma...

  • Before the curtain falls...

    I am currently in a play at school. It has been lots of fun, but the memorization date is coming up quickly. (The day the challenge ends!) To help, I made flash cards with my cues on one side, and my line on the other. Seeing them in this format, they were extremely disconnected.This ...

    • Author: Emilou
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
  • A Piece of Ficly Love

    In spirit of the current blog, courtesy of our own, brilliant Elsha, this is a challenge all about the Ficly community here. Weirdly enough, around this time last year the site was overtaken by a rather nasty character and, with the love and talent that so highlights this amazing s...

  • Elements

    Water Wind Fire Earth Be inspired by one, some or all. Good luck!

  • ZOMBIES!!!!

    I made this challenge months ago when I first joined the site, and now I'm bringing it back. The point of the challenge is basically to write a story about zombies. Thats it. Make me laugh. Make me cry. Make my pee my pants scared. Just make it good. The challenge ends on my bi...

  • There's No Place Like Home

    Write a story using the defining characteristics of the place you're from as a starting point. What makes your hometown unique? What is it that makes that location "feel like home?" It can be fact or fiction, as long as the fiction contains the elements that epitomize that place.

  • Word Association

    It's interesting how a random jumble of words can spark a flow of images. Whenever I'm bored or have writer's block, I take a few random words from dictionary.com and try to come up with something. It's a good way to widen my vocabulary and write something a little different. T...

  • What does Play-Doh have to do with Plato?

    What does Play-Doh have to do with Plato? I found this as a prompt to a college admissions applications and found the idea intriguing. I wrote my essay, but I am curious to see how others would respond. I will post my own essay as well. Have fun with it and be creative! -Sk...

  • The Sims

    For this challenge, use the Sims Family Generator, located at http://www.fakenamegenerator.com/the-sims.php to randomly generate the names and occupations for three people in the same family of the nationality of your choice. Write a story that involves all three of these people. The ...

  • The New Hotness: The best start up in the universe

    ReadWriteWeb's online newsroom was eerily quiet and Richard poured silently over his computer looking for the latest tech launch scoop. He always got more done when the Americans were sleeping. He said aloud to himself, "Just once I'd like to receive a press release attached to a fine...

  • Love It, Hate It

    I have spent quite some time mulling this over... and then, whilst writing, I came up with what hopefully could be a challenge (you don't say!). So, the point of Love It, Hate It: pick something you despise, loathe, hate or generally dislike. Write a segment about a character who ...

  • "Good Morning Class!"

    _..."Good Morning Mrs. Bishop!"_ _"Okay today we are going to be doing a writing assignment. You must write a paper about where you see yourself in 25 years. After College. What do you see yourself doing as a career? Will you have a family? I will give you the rest of the class per...

  • They Walk Among Us

    Psychic powers. Esp, telekinesis, telepathy. Growing up I wanted nothing more than to unleash my own psychic powers. Looking back I don't know if I just wanted to be special or if I was incredibly lazy. Either way my challenge is for you to include a psychic element in your entry. Any...

  • Fear and Love. The Challenge

    I wrote a free-form poem about fear and Love a couple days ago, and I wanted to see what you guy's had to say about it. Sooooo, My challenge for you guys is to write a story, song, poem, anything about the difference, the similarity, the power of both. I wanna know how you feel ab...

  • Oh the Horror!

    I want you to create for me the most horrifying story you can. Horrifying can be interpreted as you see fit (i.e. just a really bad story, a super scary story, whatever you want) Multiple submissions are acceptable.

  • You Made That Up!

    Write a Ficlet (or a series of Ficlets) in which your character(s) make up a word or a phrase. The definition(s) should be evident in context, but enter a Comment with the complete definition, just in case. *May I submit more than one?* Absatively. The judge will look positively u...

  • The Story of a Civilization

    You must make a civilization, starting from ancient times and continuing it as far into modern times and possibly futuristic as possible. If this works out, the next challenge might be the story of how these countries go to war... And they have to be balanced. Can't go from ancien...

    • Author: Clotifoth
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
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