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  • What Does It Take To Break?

    Everyone has one; a breaking point. That moment when everything culminates into one big sonic boom on your life. But what does it take to reach that point? I believe the answer is different for everyone, as we are all impacted differently by the things that happen in our lives. I c...

    • Author: OpenSkies
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
  • Precrime


    • Author: 32 ^2
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
  • A Blow, A Kiss

    As a group write your own digital story: You must reinvent or reinterpret the original short story we are studying 'A Blow, A Kiss' by Tim Winton. You are required to write your own unique version of the story in one of the following ways: 1. Re-write the story changing the main char...

  • If Not One, Then The Other

    So I was talking to someone today who was telling me about what they want to be when they grew up and I told them if I didn't ever have to worry about financial security I would be an author (if I ever finished my book). I told him what I write about and whether he was interested is ...

    • Author: Infinity.
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
  • Remixing... A Doll's House

    This will be the last of my _Remixing_ series of challenges for a while. 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 Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House. 1. When did my squirre...

  • 48 Laws of Power: 4th Law

    There’s a guy at the office I work at that hates silence during conversations. Occasionally, when he and I converse about something trivial, I’ll find a point in the conversation to stop talking. He’ll keep the conversation going of his own accord simply because he isn’t getting verba...

  • Resurrect a Ficlet

    I followed someone's link to their stories in the Ficlet memorial, and that reminded me that there must be a tremendous reserve of ficlets there that we could draw upon to create new stories. So in this challenge, post a story that could have been a sequel or a prequel to a ficlet....

  • What is Life Without Thee?

    My mum died suddenly in 2003. I knew of the contralto Kathleen Ferrier only because my mum had often spoke of her. I do _NOT_ enjoy this kind of classical singing! Sometime later, I played an album by her which had been my mum's and was stunned to be moved to tears by the song of the ...

  • Missing Chair?

    A character arrives at work to find her chair missing. What happened to it?

    • Author: Minion
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
  • Make Literature

    Anything easily pegged in any one genre (horror/ romance/ mystery/etc.) need not apply. Surprise endings, gratuitousness, cliches of phrase or idea are all banned. Be straight forward and original. Defy labels. Write for emotional effect without tailoring to popular trends. Set a ...

  • Ordinary

    “My students were middle-class kids who were ashamed of their background. They felt like unless they grew up in poverty, they had nothing to write about … I felt sorry for these kids, that they thought their whole past was absolutely worthless because it was less than remarkable.” —...

    • Author: Minion
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
  • First Times (Mature)

    First times. We've all had them. Write about a first time, be it a sexual or non sexual.

    • Author: morgEn
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
  • Logo Creator Software (Mature)

    Quicklogodesigner has the best seller software in logo designing and Quick Logo Designer is as well a best-seller in its particular category. Our firm's headquarter is based in Rochester USA and there are six offices which are spread across three continents. The development staff in U...

    • Author: Anee
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
  • Why Didn't You Love Her?

    My lecturer was one asked by one of his old friends as to why he didn't love one of his previous partners. When he thought about it, he didn't know why he didn't but he just knew that he didn't. The question has been floating around in my mind, so here's the challenge. Make a story...

    • Author: Murj;
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
  • 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 about 7 years ago.
  • 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 ...

  • A Picture Worth 1000 Characters.

    Well...1024 to be precise. Looking for new wallpaper for my puter at work, I ran across this image§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...

  • Yellow Pajamas!

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

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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!

  • 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...

  • Three Legged Race

    I just wrote a story: 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.
  • (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...

  • 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! ...

  • 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.
  • 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...

  • 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.
  • 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...

  • Who we are

    Create a story that contains the line "It's the choices that make us who we are." That's it! Get creative and have fun :)

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