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  • Blind Fools

    Ohgodohgodohgodohgod! This is great story fodder: http://www.startribune.com/sports/preps/135671328.html Simply put, during a school assembly, students are lined up and blindfolded. Then they have to guess who's kissing them. Last year it was fellow students and only pecks on ...

    • Author: 32 ^2
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
  • A sad truth.

    The world of men is hard, cold place. It is a place where the mind rules and laws bind. Magic has left this world. Tell me how. Tell me why.

    • Author: Silven
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
  • The man, the markt, and the murder of the masscaraide melodrama

    So, you feeling.. Reconnaissancey? Good, then you already have an advantage. Ok, so, I'm starting a series that I may turn into a book. (No promises) But, If I do, everyone who participates will get full credit. I am a Micky of my word.. Ok, I'm gonna write an entry ...

    • Author: Riley
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
  • Pendle Anniversary

    Lower Black Moss Trawden Forest Alizon Device Elizabeth Southerns Demdike Alice Nutter John Law Anne Whittle Malkin Tower Anne Redferne Alice Grey

    • Author: 32 ^2
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
  • Tale of Two Cities.

    No, we're not writing about the book, don't you worry. :) Now, I believe there are 2 sides to every story that is told. It's hard to take one persons word for it when it could have been interpreted a completely different way in someone else's eyes. My challenge is very simple. ...

    • Author: Infinity.
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
  • Tale of Two Cities.

    No, we're not writing about the book, don't you worry. :) Now, I believe there are 2 sides to every story that is told. It's hard to take one persons word for it when it could have been interpreted a completely different way in someone else's eyes. My challenge is very simple. ...

    • Author: Infinity.
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
  • Remixing... The Glass Menagerie

    In this challenge, you are to use in a single story at least 5 of the following 10 lines, which I have selected more or less at random and on whim, from Tennessee Williams' _The Glass Menagerie_. 1. I give you truth in the pleasant disguise of illusion. 2. I understood the art of...

  • Words Up, Yo!

    I've not done a challenge before, so I decided to start with something totally random, and probably fairly easy. Inspired by a flash fiction blog I read upon occasion, I am going to give you five words. You have to use any 3 of them in your story. .Muffin .Catatonic .Castle ...

    • Author: ipe
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
  • THE RINGERS! Or um.. Wait.. What?

    Come one come all! Welcome fellow ficleters to "Joe Bangzies's carnival of cannibals!" What? Why have you turned pale? They've been trained NOT to eat you! Ok, now down to business. I want you to make a story about the weirdest, most disturbing carnival you can...

    • Author: Riley
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
  • Alcohol - The Demon Drink =S

    As most of you can probably tell from my writing, I have a (cough) _little_ problem with alcohol. So...I'd really love you guys to creatively share your opinions on our dear friend ethanol. Factual, positive, negative, fiction - I really do not mind. And if any of you older fel...

  • Anne McCaffrey Memorial Challenge.

    Anne McCaffrey was, and still is, a huge influence on me and my writing. She was a pioneer in the SciFi field for women, and there aren't many fans of the genre who don't know "Anne's dragons". She passed away 11/22/11, which broke my heart. I'm very glad that her son is writing an...

  • HAPPYNESS =D

    Ah! The days are short and grey: mist and fog and all manner of horrible weather (which I personally love!) is creeping in over our lives! And there seems to be many sad - although gorgeously written - ficlies popping up. So here is my challenge: write something happy! I'm sure th...

  • Reality

    As thought for your brain. Reality-- what is it? What does it consist of, how do we know what's real? Is life real/is death real? Flip sides of the same coin. Pain, love, life, death, music, art, words, anything and everything meaningful in life-- Think. Is any of ...

    • Author: Racing
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
  • What Happens Next?

    What do you think happens next to this character? It can be anything and it can be however you want it. Just so long ass it fits this beginning... She ran . Everything around her was a blur. She didn’t know where she was headed, nor did she particularly care. All she wanted was t...

  • Remembrance Day '11

    As long as I can remember, I've always written a poem on the 11/11 ... and this year, as it's the 11/11/11 I think we should all give it a go. Write about the war. It can be a poem, a story, a description, a reflection - anything you like really. I don't demand respect for our '...

  • Spiraling.

    I've come to realize that the future is coming soon. There's no stop to it, and it frightens me. I have a lot of fears, but the future is definitely my number one. Write something, anything, about what you're crazy terrified of or a character is crazy terrified of. It can be somet...

    • Author: Infinity.
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
  • The Heart's Desire

    In this challenge, I would like you to explore the concept of being able to know what your heart's desire is. Did you pay a price for the knowledge? What's the initial reaction? Would it drive you insane? The end date is rather suitable, I feel, for this challenge. I look forwar...

    • Author: HSAR
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
  • Mother's Day

    (EDIT, maybe too complicated the way I presented it originally) My friend Dion, relayed a story about his friend Scott frantically asking Dion to go to his apartment and remove all the porn and pot before Scott's mother arrived. Scott was in the hospital after a car accident, his...

    • Author: 32 ^2
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
  • Different

    Try something new with formatting. Because good or bad, if you never try anything new, life is just so damn boring.

  • So Bad It's Good

    This challenge is simple. Write a work that's completely and utterly bad. But make it hilariously bad. Bad metaphors, malapropisms, shallow characterization, Mary Sues, you name it! Mature entries will not be considered. Please try use proper grammar and spelling, except for strategi...

  • Nonsensical Names!

    Right! This one's personal so I quite understand if I don't get many entries. I always wonder where you all get your ficly names from...some of them are so imaginative - and, as I've always used my real name when associated with my writing, I'm intrigued to know how these magnificent ...

  • Song Stories

    For this challenge, I'd like you to take an idea or quote from your favorite song and develop it out into a short story. You must take the general concept of what the song is about and turn it into a story, or you must include a line from the song in your story, or both. you can let u...

    • Author: musicgirl
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
  • Spoken Word

    Alright, this is going to be a bit more structured then my usual challenge fair. I'd like to see some monologues, soliloquies, or whatever type of narrative spoken word you want to do. Prose, Poem, whatever, so long as it's entirely narrative. That means no he said, she said, or a...

  • Where are my socks!?

    Have you ever wondered where your socks disappear to after you wash them? I'm sure there is some "logical" explanation of where they go, but here in the fantasy world of Ficly, Logic does not exist. I think you (As the smart little writer you are!) understand the con...

    • Author: Riley
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
  • Protect Him

    http://fav.me/dp4fv7 And I will not stand idle by while he lays down his head and dreams of time spent with me. You may wish to take all that is good and decent, to twist into what nightmare from whence you came, but I will not let it stand. Know this, he is protected, by me ...

  • Fill in the Blanks First Sentence

    This challenge is simple. The first sentence has to be this template, with the blanks filled in. "He didn't know why he (verbed) the (noun), but he was sure it had something to do with the fact he was in a (adjective) world." So there you go. Write a ficly with the first sentence fo...

  • Deconstruction Challenge!

    This challenge is somewhat simple: Take a concept, any fictional concept. Explore its full implications. Maybe show what would happen if it was in the real world. Just deconstruct a concept for this challenge. Mature entries will not be considered.

  • Not quite the Holiday Season...

    Not sure if this is a good idea or not - how motivating is that! So...with Halloween not quite here and Christmas distant on the drab horizon (Thanksgiving too for our Amerian friends ;D), I'm finding the weather and time of year a little depressing. Your challenge be this: to i...

  • Of Shakespeare's Lines

    No, the challenge isn't to be Shakespeare. It's only to write in one aspect of the style of Shakespeare. Be that Medieval language, iambic pentameter, or simply the writing of a sonnet, I want to see a little bit of that enamoured artist encarnate in your work. Best of luck, friends!

  • Guess what month it is...

    Honestly, I am shocked that there haven't been any Halloween challenges yet. O.o This is only _kind of_ a Halloween challenge. So all you have to do is write a story that takes place inside a deserted building of some sort. It doesn't have to be scary, or Halloween-y, or spooky, or a...

    • Author: Emilou
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
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