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  • Speek Englesh Goodly!

    Write in English with altered rules; for example, a) Spell based on phonetics; "Yesterday I red the noozepaper". b)Use irregular verbs in a regular manner; "I thinked for myself that beed quite unpleasant" c) Use Newspeak; "Ungood" rather than Bad. d)Use regulars in an irregula...

  • There For Tomorrow

    There For Tomorrow is my favorite band of all time. Not many people know about them. So, I have decided to make this challenge. The challenge is to create a story (or series of stories) about any There For Tomorrow song, band member, ect. However the story/series must contain a line f...

  • (Your Pen Name Here)

    'Ello Governors, Funky Monkeys, and Future Presidents It's marvelous to be in the big, comfy, cushiony, community of the bright and brief! You have inspired this--_that’s right ladles and yentle soup spoons_ — YOU are the focus of this CHALLENGE . THE RULES & SYNOPSIS: Have y...

  • Winter 2014 Ficlympics: Malapropisms (Literary Devices Event)

    From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malapropism: "A malapropism (also called a Dogberryism) is the use of an incorrect word in place of a word with a similar sound, resulting in a nonsensical, often humorous utterance. An example is Yogi Berra's statement: "Texas has a lot of electri...

  • One Line of Desperation

    ^_Your challenge is as follows:_^ Write one line (sentence? Whatever) of desperation. Desperation, crying out, agony, anguish, anxiety, concern, dejection, depression, desolation, despair, despondency, discomfort, disconsolateness, distraction, distress, fear, gloom, grief, hear...

  • haiku

    I can't remember when last we had a haiku challenge. So here is a new one. Please write a haiku. The english version of the haiku usually consists of three lines of 5-7-5 syllables. A rarer form has 3-5-3. It usually contains a seasonal reference or some imagary that lets the read...

  • Personally....

    I just read a poem by Tony Hoagland called Personal and it was just amazing. So, I want you to write a poem, short story, memoir, anything about something you or someone else takes personally. It can be funny, serious, sarcastic, sad, happy, you get the point. the more diverse the ...

  • Musically Optimistic

    Thanks to Evers Blue, I thought of another music challenge for everyone. There are so many different genres of music out there, but if you tune in to your town's local radio station, you might just hear a crap load of replays of the mainstream music. Somehow, I want you to really s...

    • Author: Kihd
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
  • Three Legged Race

    I just wrote a story: http://ficly.com/stories/29040 I think the subject matter would make for a great challenge. Write a story about teamwork. Write a specific scene about a team of two or more helping each other. It can be a simple reaching for a hand, rules, discussing a st...

    • Author: 32 ^2
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
  • Winter 2014 Ficlympics: Purple Prose (Literary Devices Event)

    From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purple_prose: "In literary criticism, purple prose is written prose that is so extravagant, ornate, or flowery as to break the flow and draw excessive attention to itself. Purple prose is sensually evocative beyond the requirements of its context. ...

  • Ficly Nirvana

    Write a story that it is _exactly_ 1024 characters long. It can be about whatever you want it to, in any format, but poetry gets extra kudos. So does anything with evil talking animals.

    • Author: Oy
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
  • Movies in 10 Words

    Here we go. I want you to describe a movie in 10 words. Simple enough Example. Fight Club : Tyler Durden fights himself, and then blows up some buildings. The title MUST be "________ in 10 words". As to give a warning to someone who hasn't seen the movie yet. Ready, ...

  • A Writer's Style - Chekhov's Gun!

    _"One must not put a loaded rifle on the stage if no one is thinking of firing it."_ - Anton Chekhov. Also known as _foreshadowing_, this technique comes from writer Anton Chekhov's belief that any object introduced in a story must be used later on, else it ought not to feature in...

  • The Many Lives of Jenny Everywhere

    Who is Jenny Everywhere? She is the world's first open-source character, and you can find out anything you could possibly want to know about her at www.theshifterarchive.com. But in brief: She exists in every dimension of the multiverse and can access the memories and knowledge of all...

    • Author: Garsecg
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
  • 48 Laws of Power: 2nd Law

    All of us manipulate the people we interact with on a daily basis to achieve certain ends. Some do it without even being aware that they're doing it. Some know what they're doing all too well. From _The 48 Laws of Power_ by Robert Greene: _Law 2: Never put too Much Trust in Frie...

  • Winter 2014 Ficlympics: Bulwer-Lytton (Inspiration Event)

    The following sentence received a Dishonorable Mention in the 2013 Bulwer-Lytton competition (http://www.bulwer-lytton.com/). "The dark, drafty old house was lopsided and decrepit, leaning in on itself, the way an aging possum carrying a very heavy, overcooked drumstick in his mout...

  • A Blind Challenge

    We're very visual creatures, we are. It's amazing how many of us take our sight for granted. *Your Challenge:* write a ficly (or two), giving us as many details as you can. Here's the catch: _there cannot be any visual details._ The narrator, first, second, or third person, is n...

  • Practice Writing Good, Clean Prose

    EXERCISE- Write a short story using WORDS OF ONLY ONE SYLLABLE. PURPOSE- To make you conscious of word choice. Too often writers think in terms of a story, rather than in terms of words- of building a story with words. As a result, their early efforts are often overwritten and flow...

  • Cancer Stories

    STORIES ABOUT CANCER. Simple. Good or Bad. Live or Die. You name it, someone's lived it. Fact or Fiction I don't mind. As long as it is good. The winning piece will be the one with the most emotion and emphasis on the FAMILY'S feelings, I mean the family of the person who has/...

  • November Challenge

    November has a lot going for it. First snows in some places. Frost and fallen leaves. The almost forgotten smells of wood buring in fireplaces. Raking leaves. For some people, sports are finishing up, or just getting started. Then there is thanksgiving. Come up with a story t...

  • The Old Radio

    There is an old radio. Your challenge is to tell me about it. There are no rules, no regulations to this challenge. Just write!

  • Winter 2014 Ficlympics: 7 Words (Inspiration Event)

    At http://ideagenerator.creativitygames.net, I generated 7 random words: laser, goal, egg, radar, dance, gown and jet. In this challenge, write a story on the subject of your choice but you must use all 7 words. This challenge is one of three in the Inspiration event for the Winte...

  • Music soothes the savage beast

    I know I'm not the only one who music is important to. Here's the challenge: Pick your favourite song (or if you don't have a favourite, one you like very much) and use the title of that song as the opening words for your piece. Obviously some will be more challenging than othe...

  • Deception

    Tell us a story of deception. Visual, mental. "My eyes are deceiving me!" True, false, negative, positive. Whatever. Yeah. Not much to explain here. Interpret it how you'd like.

  • I'm on the outside, and I'm looking in.

    I'm sat here watching the USA v Canada Ice Hockey final, knowing how big the rivalry is between these teams, and knowing how much Canada needed that win on home soil . . . But I'm British, what exactly do I know?? As much as I'm enjoying it on TV, I just can't comprehend what it me...

  • Fae

    The Fae(fairy to those who don't know) are always there. Look into any myth or legend and there's usually a Fae in it, or something like it. So the challenge is to write a story about the Fae. the only rule is that there must be something about the Fae in it (you can call hem fairies ...

  • T-minus 30 seconds...til the End of the World

    As a fan of post-apocalyptic stories I often day dream about how the end of the world could happen and who may (or may not) survive it all. I'm not necessarily talking about the end of days in the bible or some religious prophecy about earth's demise. The universe is a capricious plac...

  • Winter 2014 Ficlympics: The Articulate Stranger (Inspiration Event)

    At http://www.plot-generator.org.uk, I generated the plot for a story (for which the name The Articulate Stranger was suggested: "Boris Khan has the perfect life working as a housekeeper in Camborne and chatting with his considerate girlfriend, Heather Cox. "However, when he fin...

  • Sci-Fantasy

    So, as the title entails, try and make a story somehow including both Sci-Fi and Fantasy. You have one month. I look forward to the entries.

    • Author: Dream
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
  • HOMECOMING DISASTERS!!! :S

    *COME ONE,COME ALL THE THE GREATEST CHALLENGE OF THEM ALL!* Alright I don't know if that's true but i want to know you're craziest,wackiest, story about homecoming. True or False doesn't matter! It's gonna be one awesome challenge

    • Author: SieRawr12
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
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