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  • Beginning, Middle and End

    I'm back and I thought I'd celebrate with a challenge. There are too many sequels here that trail off into oblivion (mine included) Therefore I want a three-sequel story with a beginning, a middle and an end. *Beginning* = set the scene and start the ball rolling *Middle* = ...

  • Loser's Challenge

    If you've never won a challenge; or at least that you know of: Your Eligible. Otherwise all you disgusting winners stay out and enjoy your victory. Feel free to watch as I send another to join your ranks. *Write me a ficly about why you deserve to win.* This isn't a pity chal...

  • Dripping Sunshine

    What do you think when you read this title? Whatever it is, let your imagination radiate! Go out and write about it!

  • Resolutions

    Another round of New Year resolutions is around the corner. Challenge: A resolution goes terribly wrong. Any scenario Any genre Any time period (It does not have to be January 1. The fallout may happen later in the year)

    • Author: 32 ^2
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
  • If I ruled the world

    Simple create something that starts or ends with the line "If I ruled the world"

    • Author: ernmander
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
  • Your Sister Was a Mistake.

    Many inventions have been created through a mistake. You can see where this is going. Write me the story of an invention involving that mistake. And just for competition's sake, I'll give the contestant extra thought if they can use the word *Noisome* more than the other ent...

    • Author: DirtMap
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
  • More to see than can ever be seen...

    hi, yes...I have gone Lion King on you! The reason for this is because this challenge is all about *LIFE* sparkle sparkle.... It's snowing right now - silver ground, silver sky - things that make life worthwhile for me. I remember watching Lion King live West end in the summer - t...

  • Suspence

    I want you to make a story that leaves the reader wanting more. wanting to know what happens next... it would make the wrighter inspired to make a new story i think..

    • Author: inZanadee
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
  • Remixing... King Lear

    In this challenge, you are to use in a single story at least 5 of the following 10 lines, which I have selected more or less at random and on whim, from William Shakespeare’s _King Lear_. 1. What paper were you reading? 2. You, you, sirrah, where's my daughter? 3. Look, sir, I bl...

  • Elemental Energies

    (I am hoping to inspire with this, and submit a few entries of my own, but not likely judge. If you're okay with that, feel welcome to enter.) You're an Elemental. Which element you control is up to you. (Fire, Earth, Water, Air, Metal, or something of your own design.) What you do...

    • Author: Zen Brau
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
  • The "Oh Snap" Challenge

    The "Oh Snap" challenge is exactly what it sounds like. Write a story with an "Oh snap" moment. Points are awarded for originality, creativity, and delivery. The winner receives _kudos._ Which is nice.

  • The Co-Author Challange

    We have relationships amongst every author in Ficly. But we never write anything together. So, My challenge to you is this: 1. Send a note to a writer you want to write with on Ficly. 2. Ask them if they'd like to join you in this challenge (Max number of authors pe...

    • Author: DirtMap
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
  • ¡Hablar Español!

    To Speak Spanish! Mi nueva amiga española en Ficly no tiene las historias. I hope I said the right word for stories. I thought that it might make a change, and get the diversity ball rolling, if people wrote a story in a different language. It would also let maxiie write some stori...

  • THIS IS HALLOWEEN

    Halloween is right around the corner. I think it is time for a challenge. There are many things that describe halloween so tell me. What is halloween? It doesnt have to be scary and originality will be bonus (try to stay away from cliche vampire or ghost things) You can write i...

  • Friday th_ thirt__nth

    Mighty Jo, missing you. In your hand, you ask for a fight, 642 on May 13th, 2010; Again? Scratch out a story without that notorious villain that shows up within most words, a tilting fork or a stupid grin; Damn him!

    • Author: 32 ^2
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
  • Minutiae

    mi·nu·ti·ae: The small, precise, or trivial details of something. Challenge: Write a ficly about a single object. Example: Not the entire shore, but a single grain of sand. The goal is to be 100% objective: Taste, Touch, Sight, Hear, Smell. I know this seems like homew...

    • Author: 32 ^2
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
  • Its Point of View

    I've never wrote a challenge on ficlets... So I think I'll make one here. Write a ficlet that describes an action a person performs but from the objects point of view. Example: The balls point of view when playing catch, or maybe what your purse thinks as you rumage through its...

  • Ficly Made Two

    For some reason Ficly made two challenges when I only made one. I'll spontaneously make that the idea of this space for a challenge cus now i need to fill it. Write me a story where one more of something changes the entire course of the story. Another head. Another Butler. What...

    • Author: DirtMap
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
  • Whole Lotta Stairway Breakdowns

    I remember my earliest music memory was sitting in my living room, and my dad blasting Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love" on his Hi-Fi. My dad was obsessed with Zeppelin. Even to this day he would, on a regular basis, grab a Zeppelin concert DVD and play it super loud on his far more...

  • The Game of Clue

    First challenge here folks! Be gentle. One of my favorite writing exercises is to take an innocent item and turn it deadly and serious. This is an example of that. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to kill any of the numerous Clue characters with any of the numerou...

  • Musical Impulses

    Take a few seconds and stop thinking. Plug a pair of headphones into your mp3 player. Choose one song to listen to. Listen. Actually _listen_ to the music, and figure out what the lyrics hold. Decode them, and form a story with these lyrics. Lose yourself in the song, write d...

  • A Battle Interwined

    Describe a battle in which there is some sort of underlying conflict. You can take the word "Battle" as you please. Battle of wits, battle of brute, battle of love..Have fun with this! Looking forward to any and all entries.

  • Annoying Traits

    Okay, this is a generally easy challenge, I figure. All you have to do is create two characters. One has to have an otherwise desireable trait(e.g. optimism) to the extent to where it is annoying. The other can either be very annoyed by it and complain often, or slighty annoyed by...

  • What Is Violence?

    An ex-friend said to me that I am not the one to define concepts like intolerance and violence, but it is a job of social consensus. But "consensus is not a fact-based exercise", sings Greg Graffin. Meanwhile, a lot of people including me were beaten because of participating in a LGBT...

    • Author: Lancet
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
  • Horror In a Sentence

    "The children splayed out behind him, he washed the blood off his knife." Once upon a time, I wrote quite a bit of flash fiction. I love an economy of words, packing as much punch as possible into as few words as possible. I also love dark fiction. The above single-sentence story w...

  • Cryptic Spam Challenge: "At a turn in the road I perceive..." What?

    Every so often you get spam with cryptic and baffling subject lines. Presumably it's to get through the spam folder, but you have to wonder what they're actually selling. Sometimes they're oddly intriguing and poetic. Today I got one titled "On, and while we were yet close to it, a...

    • Author: Garsecg
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
  • Confess...

    Write a story in which a character confesses something. it can be anywhere from heart-wrenching to silly, as long as it is plausible. You have until Valentine's day... Let's see where this ends up. :)

    • Author: Emilou
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
  • The New Old World

    Here is a challenge which you can all bring your best expository and prosaic form. The future is a wonderful and exciting place to write about. In this challenge, I have written a kicking off point in the first segment. Write sequels to it, each of you with your own, for as far as ...

  • Jelly Jar Challenge

    No real preamble this time. *Your Challenge:* write a segment in which a jar plays a key role. What kind of jar, you may ask? Any, really: from lab jars to jelly jars, as seemingly innocent as a glass jar of mistmatched buttons to as dangerous as a cracked lead jar of uranium. ...

  • Age Ain't Nothin' But A Number

    Since the discussion in the couldersack turned to age, I got inspired... Write a story in which the main character is the same age as you are. This age MUST BE SPECIFIED -- so if you're afraid to reveal yours, this is the time to get over it! We're all friends here! Extra point...

    • Author: Aurelia
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
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