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  • Dr. Dinosaur and the Terminated E-Mail Address (Mature)

    "What, flooping no way!" Dr. Dinosaur shouted at his yet another intern as his lungs are starting to ooze blood from him screaming so loud. "Carl, what the flugs happened here!? Well, answer me!" "Dude, it like seems you, like, violated the Terms and Services crap it told you to...

  • Dr. Dinosaur and the Terminated E-Mail Address (Mature)

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  • Keeping In Touch Beyond Ficly

    I joined this site in early 2010, when I heard about it through another author on here, Steve Saylor. Since then, I've had two accounts, over 30 followers, written well over 150 stories (including one massively complex sci-fi time-travel saga), and read so very many awesome stories b...

  • Put Your Drafts Here

    Ficly is going away and I have over one hundred drafts that will meet the same fate. I could save them to micro.Word and call it a frick-frackin day, but where's the sex appeal in that? Besides, there's a lot to be learned from humility, AND maybe risks are worthwhile. Peruse your stu...

  • Out with a bang

    Well...this is it, friends. We're staring down the end. Make it one helluva ending! It's been so good here. You've all been so kind and helpful and understanding and I love each and every one of you. I hate goodbyes. I hate endings. I hate when that final bell tolls, or wh...

    • Author: Riley
    • Posted about 3 years ago.
  • Empowering Women

    Recently a lot of promotional advertisements for women's beauty and health products have been centered around empowering women, making sure that girls aren't beaten down by the patriarchy and gender roles as soon as they receive their second X chromosome. So, I challenge YOU to write ...

  • Countdown to Happiness

    I found an interesting writing prompt online a while ago, and thought I'd see what the awesome people of Ficly could do with it. The prompt is as follows: If a clock could be implanted (or some other method of display) in your arm that counted down to the moment you meet your so...

  • Nostalgia

    Hi there! Abby here. It's been a while. I haven't been particularly active here for some time now and tonight, for whatever reason (OK the rum might have had something to do with it), I decided to come back. I've got to say, it's a little strange. I've made so many friends here, many ...

  • The Real People

    Hey all, So I'm interested in real people and their real ordinary dramas. We write micro-fiction here, and every tiny piece of prose needs to pack that punch straight away or the tale be lost in the metaphorical aether of the internet. But I want to see the people with the tiny dra...

    • Author: inky blue
    • Posted about 3 years ago.
  • Journey to Avalon

    I am working on a fantasy setting for a new online game. I am hoping the vast creative talents here on Ficly can lend a hand. Please contribute in any way you wish to the next post, sequel it synchronously or not. Any number of authors can add their own threads. Some background to ...

  • Great Plains Gothic

    Imagine the literary "gothic" persona set in the Great Plains. Vast open fields, incredible stars at night, tornadoes. Let the Great Plains be the setting for your own gothic folklore! This is pretty free-form, but ought to strive for style and craft, as if we're Mary Shelley or Em...

  • Watermind

    Occasionally, I'll get a word or concept that crosses my conciousness where I have no Idea what to do with it. So I'll pass it along and see what you guys can manage. No further restrictions on this one, just want to see what you can do with the concept of a 'Watermind'.

    • Author: Tesseract
    • Posted about 3 years ago.
  • One Sunny and Clear Day...

    It's summertime here in the Northern hemisphere and thoughts of sandy beaches are flitting around my head. Alas, I am quite landlocked and have never seen the sea. This challenge is about taking a sunny beach scene, _ Wait.. I just realized I did this beach challenge years ago...

  • How DO you solve a problem like Maria?

    The challenge is for you to write an alternate ending to a famous (or not so famous) Broadway Musical of your choice. Whether you save Jean Val Jean, or arrest Sky Masterson, it's your decision. Winner will be based upon creativity, and continuity of the story of the original musical ...

  • By the Power of the Moon, I Will Inspire You!

    Sailor Moon is getting a reboot in the United States and in honor of the return of this ditzy, beloved heroine, I ask you to show a scene inspired by the Magical Girl anime trope. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MagicalGirl Don’t feel constrained by the word magical o...

  • Unleash the JINX

    It is a desperate time. All the defenses have been breached, all the fools have been be disproofed (unproofed? Unproved?). There is only the button marked JINX that stands between you and disaster, possibly the end of the world! Pressing could change everything but there is no other c...

  • Tiny World Building Challenge I

    On the continent of Baroma, there is a small city in the north called Ravenwood. The winters are long and harsh, the forests dark. Horrible monsters make savage attacks in the night. The people are hard but generally loyal to each other. They are not much for outsiders. Who knows when...

  • Wednesday Returns

    Hi all! I used to be on this site a loooooooooooong time ago. By the name of Wednesday [PJ] ((LoA)) and Conjoiner, Rejoinder, Poisoner, Concealer, Revelator [[Wednesday]]. I'm back! Aaaand I kinda had some kind of feverish dream for a challenge which might not write particul...

    • Author: inky blue
    • Posted about 3 years ago.
  • Shore Up Your Broken Phrases

    There's no better way to defeat stagnation than to promote participation. Challenges on Ficly are the means to draw that kind of participation, and unabashed opinions are the easiest subjects to be passionate about. I really dislike free verse poetry. If you write using that met...

    • Author: Jae
    • Posted about 3 years ago.
  • Bring the DARK!

    When I read a Ficly, I am always searching for the twist, the drama, the stab in the back. I haven't been on here very much lately, and as I read recent entries, I think you've all gone soft! Torture your characters! I want to see things in the shadows. I want to face a night...

  • Through My Eyes.

    Choose an animal. It can be anything, and compose a Ficly from the eyes of that animal. Pollution, global warming and habitat destruction are all major realities we face today. As that animal, tell of any trials and tribulations you may be going through as the world changes around you...

  • The Story that Had to be Told

    I'm brand new here, and love the idea of challenges - but noticed all the existing ones were done! So here I go... *Tell us about the story that just _had_ to be told.* It could save lives, made you laugh like nothing else, or was the wisdom passed down from one generation to t...

    • Author: Imdolien
    • Posted about 3 years ago.
  • Music Muse II

    Pick a current favorite song of yours. Listen to it as many times as you need to. And write a ficly off the thoughts and emotions the song makes you feel. Write whatever song you used in a comment below your ficly. Go!

  • Music Muse

    Listen to the song Bleeding Out by Imagine Dragons. And immediately write a ficly based on whatever your thoughts have turned into from this song.... Enjoy yourself

  • Lipogrammatic Challenge; No A

    A tiny, intense genre is constrained writing. You're doing it already, writing under the constraint of 1,024 characters. Another interesting constraint is avoidance of a very common letter, as in the French novel "A Void." It's 50,000 words long, none of which contains the letter "...

  • Mobocracy

    Write me a ficly on the topic of Mobocracy. Don't just put it as the title. Make the story imbue the concept.

  • Ask the I-Ching what your next Ficly should be about?

    Go to http://www.ichingonline.net/index.php and type “What should my next Ficly be about?” into the box. Then virtually throw the coins six time, read your answer and use it to write a story. I got the following for my example question (seems appropriate, no?) PROVIDING NOURISHMENT...

  • Ask the I-Ching what your next Ficly should be about?

    Go to http://www.ichingonline.net/index.php and type “What should my next Ficly be about?” into the box. Then virtually throw the coins six time, read your answer and use it to write a story. I got the following for my example question (seems appropriate, no?) PROVIDING NOURISHMENT...

  • 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. ...

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