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  • I Give You an Ultimatum

    So, I've just got back from Dublin and have decided to - as you do - write a challenge about something I learned there. Most people have heard of Joyce. Apparentally he was the most important author of the modernist movement, but frankly he's not my cup of tea. But there is one thi...

  • Save the Date

    Dear Ficloids, As my own birthday approaches, I have been thinking about the digits on which I was born. Not necessarily the astrology, but the actual date and time. I have never been a real math head, but thinking about the meaning of the numbers (and if there is any) is so intrig...

    • Author: Kihd
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
  • Still trying to catch 'em all?

    In pokémon the kids never seemed to age. What happens when they get older? Do they stop battling? Do they settle down? Can they face middle-age or will they still try to pretend they're kids. Write a story about what you think would happen once they grew up. My beginning as an ...

  • Who? What? Where? When? Why?

    You're in a room. You have no memory. You have various cuts and bruises and bumps. The room is a disaster. The only thing left that hasn't been destroyed is a picture. There is a person in the picture. Who is it? What's going? What do you do? Have fun. Multiple entries and se...

  • love letters

    I recently revisited a site for the first time in years and got very excited by it all over again. Originally called 300 Love Letters, the instigator of the project eventually went to 400, and you can check it out at *http://sleeptrip.com/300loveletters/2.html* if you have some time t...

  • 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.
  • To Kill A Mockingbird

    “I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.” Does this sound ...

  • Frightening... But Funny

    I'd like to propose a challenge, where the object is to create a truly _terrifying_ story full of suspense that ends with a quick twist; that would leave you trembling with fear and quickened heartbeat, to falling over and out of your chair LMAOing in, preferably, 3 seconds flat.

  • Yellow Pajamas!

    Embrace the weirdness within! Write a story/poem that involves yellow jammies in some way, be creative and have fun.

  • The Beginning

    Nobody really knows how this world we know and love began, but I'd be interested in your take on it. Gods? Explosions? A flash of light? Write about the beginning of "Life, the universe and everything," to quote Douglas Adams. Multiple submissions encouraged. The more perspec...

  • Shopping Lists!

    One of my favorite games to play has been to go to a huge store like Meijer's that carries everything conceivable and try to come up with the weirdest assortment of things to make the cashier guess what terrible thing I have going on at home. So let's do that. Think of a single tas...

    • Author: Cobweb
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
  • Game Shows of Uber-Painful DOOM

    As the title would suggest, the requisite for this challenge is to include a game show that results (or is meant to result) in the serious dismemberment and/or death of the competitors. Whoa, that was a mouthful...But anyways! Think along the lines of Stephen King's "The Running Man" ...

    • Author: Oy
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
  • To speak Shakespearean!

    Ok, 50 ficlies = 1 challenge, so here it is. Your mission, shouldst thee choose to accept it, is to writeth something in shakespearean. It can be about anything, as long as you keep to the oh so confusing language of shakespeare. It's not 'why are', you now say 'wherefore art', and...

  • Stealing Styles

    There are writers everywhere whose style is admirable to us in our own ways. There has to be or we would never progress as writers! The challenge is simple! "Borrow" the style of an artist you admire and push it into your own work. You can tell me who it is or not: the choice is up...

  • A Picture Worth 1000 Characters.

    Well...1024 to be precise. Looking for new wallpaper for my puter at work, I ran across this image http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=§ion=&q=siakim#/d4j82u5 and fell in love with it. I keep looking at it, seeing all the moments that could come after this one. So th...

  • Same title different story

    1st step: Post a ficly, any ficly, one that you just wrote or one that you wrote five years ago in a fit of artistic inspiration and at the end of the title write, "Version 1" 2nd step: Look at the titles of the other entries in the challenge. Write a ficly with the same title as o...

  • Save A Cliche?

    We all know a cliche when we see one, and they are completely disgusting when used earnestly. So, are you up for the challenge of saving a cliche from itself? Give one of the following cliches a new life by using it somewhere in a story: "The grass is greener on the other side." ...

  • Music Videos

    Right so I've seen like eighteen different challenges asking you to write based off of a song. However, you know me. You know how I always like to take everything one step further. Write a ficle-fackle-fruckle about a music video. Maybe it'll be based off of what happens in the vi...

  • A New Version of History

    I just finished watching Inglorious Basterds and thought of a new idea for a challenge. Write a story about a real event in history and have the fictional events or characters alter the course of history. It doesn't need to be overly dramatic but it does have to be interesting (ob...

  • Ram Catere's & Rajhanse Mangel Kendra (Mature)

    Ram Catere's is one of the most Catere's in indias most trusted firm working in pune and all over india service provide www.rameshpgaur.com

  • 48 Laws of Power: 3rd Law

    Sometimes, in order to get something that you want, it's best to avoid letting what you're after become public knowledge. Some number of years ago, a co-worker of mine, unbeknownst to me, convinced the president of the company that I work for to promote him into a vice-presidency for ...

  • Your Word Is...

    This is a one word challenge. You can write in any genre, any way you like. Just write about the first thing you think of when you hear the word. When I read this word, all alone, I began to think of it as a noun and as a verb. Ideas began pinging around. Catch one, and ink it in. ...

  • Not Your Ordinary Superhero

    Write a ficly about a superhero. Well, more of a superish hero. Somebody whose powers aren't quite up to standards, or just anyone who doesn't quite match our normal definition of a superhero. One like that one with the guy which cats "really liked". Somebody drop me a link to that ...

    • Author: Oy
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
  • Crisis on Infinite Ficly Challenge!

    Two separate story archives…two separate worlds, separated from each other only by the thinnest of walls: the characters "ficlets." in the URL. What if they were somehow…thrown together? What chaos might result? Here's your challenge. Pick a number between 1 and whatever the latest...

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

    _"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 ...

  • Ram Catere's & Rajhanse Mangel Kendra (Mature)

    Ram Catere's is one of the most Catere's in indias most trusted firm working in pune and all over india service provide www.rameshpgaur.com

  • The End Justifies (Mature)

    There are a lot of bad things in this world. Bad people, bad places and worse circumstances. Don't you want to change it, sometimes? Have you ever read the news and gotten _so angry_ that you thought you could kill if it meant changing a nation for the better? Have you ever loo...

    • Author: Silven
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
  • Babel

    This challenge is quite simple, write a story in another language than English. The subjects is whatever you want, the only restricition is that you can't write it in english. Also, tag your story (ficlet) with the language written in english and in the language. (example: French,...

  • Song Lyrics

    Write a story, using song lyrics as the dialogue, only. Heres an example: Song: Nickelback-Animals. "I'm driving black on black!!" he said excitedly. I wondered why I couldnt drive. "I just got my license back." I replied, somewhat bitterly. "I got this feelin in my face the tr...

    • Author: Biscotti
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
  • Needs More Dragons

    "You know what this place needs?" Franz asked from behind the stump acting as his pulpit. The forest around him seemed to have grown into a natural amphitheater. Large willows were intertwined behind him, reflecting his voice back out towards the audience among the trees. "It needs mo...

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