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  • Doctor, Doctor

    Lately, doctors have been on my mind. Firstly, visiting them is always a pain, but necessary. Secondly, there are many types of doctors. Your job is to write a story with a doctor in it. It can be somebody visiting one, or the doctor could be a small role, or even merely discussed....

  • The Machine

    The machine is a dark entity spanning the horizons and delving deep into the Earth. Few know the machinations of their own area, and none guess at its full intent, but some regions claim that it collects the blood of rodents, while others say strange, lanky figures navigate it like a ...

  • 48 Laws of Power: 1st Law

    I've just started listening to my first audiobook, _The 48 Laws of Power_ by Robert Greene. I am not by nature a power-seeker but I find myself enjoying the Machiavellian nature of this book. Without further ado: _Law 1: Never Outshine the Master_ _Always make those above you fe...

  • Winter 2014 Ficlympics: 26 Sentences (Limitations Event)

    Write a story of precisely 26 sentences on any subject you please. Successive sentences must begin with successive letters of the alphabet. You may start at any point in the alphabet you want and may go through the entire alphabet either forward or backward. Given that 26 sentences...

  • Thunder and Writing

    Many stories begin "It was a dark and stormy night...", but not many begin "The thunder ran through the house like a hyper-active two-year old". Therefore, you must start a story with those words. It can be of any genre and be as long as you'd like, but it MUST begin with those words!...

  • The Rodney Candycane Writer's Invitational

    Come one, come all, to the 1st Bi-Annual Rodney Candycane Writer's Invitational! The challenge in this...challenge is to write the best story ye can! However, as any good challenge does, this one has some rules and guidelines: - There must be at least one contraction used in every ...

    • Author: Spageti
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
  • Living with the Music.

    Memory is a funny thing. Sometimes seeing, hearing, or smelling something can bring back vivid memories of something that happened long ago. In this case, we'll be writing about music. Certain songs can send you back years. Personally, the song "If You're Gone" by Matchbox 20 call...

    • Author: Silven
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
  • You can talk?!

    Give something a voice that normally wouldn't have one. A spoon with a British accent? The toilet that hates you? Just some thoughts to get you going... The rules? -No animals. That's been done. -HAVE FUN!

    • Author: Lamezorz
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
  • Under the Influenece

    So the other day I was sharing stories with some friends. We were talking about our weekend adventures. A really ridiculous story was told and someone said the words: "What were we on?" And that inspired me. So I want a story about a individuals adventure while under the infl...

    • Author: Violet
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
  • Winter 2014 Ficlympics: 24 Words (Limitations Event)

    Convey an emotion as strongly as you can in precisely 24 words. This challenge is one of three in the Limitations event for the Winter 2014 Ficlympics. If you enter this challenge, consider entering the other two (26 Sentences and Monosyllabics) as well.

  • A Dog's Life

    So, my grandparents have a Great Dane. He's cute & awesome (His name is Zeus). His favorite thing to do is put his head on my laptop keyboard, on top of my hands. I wonder if he has any idea what I'm doing, and if he's trying to do it too. What does this have to do with a challenge...

  • The Cookie Challenge

    Hi,I'm Wolfie and just to fit in the my random theme for the day,I am starting a challenge to see who can make the best story about cookies.Please,don't ask I am just being random.The basic rules are you have to write about cookies but your cookies can be eaten then, for example you...

  • VD is for Everybody!

    As my recent challenge series about an 8th grade classroom took flight, I realized that there are less chances for other ficliers to enter my class. So this is a similar concept of a character challenge. No strings attached. Watch this PSA about VD from the 1970's. http://www.retro...

  • Hey, It's Franklin.

    Not necessarily Ficly material, but I must rant about this to someone. My dilemma is virtually unsolvable. Today, I realized that in the children's show "Franklin", the beaver's name is Beaver, the owl's name is Owl, and the freaking turle's name is Franklin! What makes him of all cha...

    • Author: Kihd
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
  • Choose-Your-Own Adventure

    So. As a kid I was a huge fan of choose-your-own adventure books. Especially R.L. Stine's Give Yourself Goosebumps series. So, what I've come up with is... Write a ficly. Leave it open ended. And then, have two (or more) choices for the reader to take. And with each choice, ha...

  • Winter 2014 Ficlympics: Monosyllabics (Limitations Event)

    Write a story on any subject you please. You are, however, restricted to using only single syllable words. This challenge is one of three in the Limitations event for the Winter 2014 Ficlympics. If you enter this challenge, consider entering the other two (26 Sentences and 24 Words...

  • Lost and Found

    Take the rest of the month to craft a story in which one character loses something and another character finds something. The finder doesn't necessarily have to find what was lost. The things in question don't even have to be objects. And you don't have to use the words "lost" or "fou...

    • Author: jesteram
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
  • The Moon Made Me Do It

    That is the title of another blog I write. My birthday in October is a full moon. I was born under a full moon on a Tuesday morning, so I have ample reason to blame the moon for anything. What do you blame the moon for? It can be poetry or prose. Now, studmuffin, I can hear y...

  • A Letter to Myself

    I don't know about you, but middle school was one of the worst times of my life. I would have benefited so much from a letter written by myself today. However, that isn't exactly possible. My challenge to you is to write a letter to yourself as a younger you, giving advice, telli...

    • Author: Emmyful
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
  • On Your Marks... Get Set... SHUFFLE!

    You know those chain mail or journal things where you're supposed to answer a couple questions by putting your music player on shuffle and putting the song names as the answers? Well, this is kind of like that. Except, you don't really have to put your music player on shuffle... ...

  • Shout Out

    Maybe you think about them on a regular basis. Maybe you've adopted their ways subconsciously. Regardless of whether you're able to pinpoint your most influential person, everybody has somebody who made you who you are today, for better or for worse. They might not even realize the...

    • Author: Kihd
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
  • Farewell

    When something ends the memories left behind can become toxic, warped with the pain of goodbye. I challenge you to write a ficly of a time when this does NOT happen. Show some of the other choices available. Multiple entries are welcome and appreciated. The more perspectives the better.

  • ZOMBIES!!!

    Everyone loves zombies. Everyone. SOOOOOO, I want you to write a story about zombies. The winner gets................... bragging rights? Remember: The gorier, the better! You have 28 days.

  • Welllll, 100 Ficlys.....

    I just reached 100 Ficlys. Check it! http://ficly.com/stories/8299 Uhhhh, anyway... there is a thing were you make a challenge after you reach a landmark in Ficle-making. So, your challenge is to write a story in 100 words. 100. 100 words. uhhhhh go.

  • Kilobyte

    Okay all. Since I love the challenges I've taken part in I thought I'd create one. Only two rules for this : 1) The character count must be exactly the maximum allotted 1024 characters by Ficly. Entries without obvious padding and formatting (to make up the excess) will count for mor...

  • "Traveling Through Space, Bouncing Through Time"

    December 8th is Pretend to Be a Time Traveller Day, and is a day, as the name suggests, to pretend to be a time traveller. Very soon after I found out about this day I got to thinking about a possible persona to adopt. Shortly after my brain started planning out who I'd be as a ti...

  • Remixing... The Frogs

    In this challenge, you are to use in a single story at least *4* of the following 10 lines, which I have selected more or less at random and on whim, from Aristophanes’s _The Frogs_. 1. Come now, that comical joke? 2. How can you when you’re riding? 3. And then I awoke, and lo! ...

  • Winter 2014 Ficlympics: Alliteration (Literary Devices Event)

    From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alliteration: "Alliteration is the repetition of the same sounds or of the same kinds of sounds at the beginning of words or in stressed syllables of an English language phrase. Alliteration developed largely through poetry, in which it more narrow...

  • Get the Puck in Here (A Modern Midsummer Night)

    Midsummer Night is a flexible date, celebrated on the solstice or St. John's Eve or other times depending on the country or culture. I picked St. John's Eve as the deadline for this challenge, so there's a quick turnaround. Get going! But first, of course, the challenge: Your story...

    • Author: jesteram
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
  • Liar Liar Pants on Fire!!

    The one thing i hate most are liars. So lets say that you have just been lied to. Its the biggest lie EVER. And you know that they are lying. What do you do? What is this insane lie? Simple challenge. Super easy. Hence... Simple. Did i use the word hence right? I always mess it up....

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