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  • Informational Video Challenge #1

    *Setting*: Post apocalyptic future. *Scenario*: You've discovered a 3d printer, you turn it on, an introduction blazes to life. There's also a large supple of printing material. Do something with it. Anything. *Tutorial*: _(To get the full vi...

    • Author: 32 ^2
    • Posted about 6 years ago.
  • One word: Made

    What images, feelings, and stories does the word MADE create in your mind? I realized that this word can mean many different things. It spawned of a myriad of ideas. Aha! A challenge! Include the word _made_ in your story, title, or tags as you tell me the first (or second or t...

  • Photo Challenge

    Link: Headline is part of the challenge. " I just helped a friend move into their apartment. The next day they found 37 clowns under their porch. Edit 8/5/13 fresh link

    • Author: 32 ^2
    • Posted about 6 years ago.
  • Greek Monologues

    Compose a monologue from the perspective of a college student involved in Greek life. You can choose one of many different voices. Stereotypical frat guy who talks in short broken sentences with words like "bro." Stereotypical sorority girl who is like so like excited about every...

  • Neatly In a Row

    Write a full story, one Ficly at a time. No winners, just story. The first submission kicks it off, after that, only sequels and prequels allowed! Ficly was started on the idea of working with each other through sequels and prequels to build a multi-author story that is longer ...

    • Author: Osiris
    • Posted about 6 years ago.
  • Sup? Howdy? Jambo?

    Maybe a few of you have noticed my extended absence over the past few months. I haven't really posted much or commented. I still get on and read about once a week, but communication has been zilch. I am posting this as a "Hey, how are ya" type of deal. I know this is a fiction site...

    • Author: Kihd
    • Posted about 6 years ago.
  • Redux

    Have a Ficly you feel deserved better attention? Any comments on that Ficly you could use to help you rewrite it? One rule, the original must have comments that suggest issues with the piece. Pull a story out you REALLY love that didn't receive the attention you felt it deser...

    • Author: 32 ^2
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
  • Risk

    Erica Jong once said, "If you don't risk anything, you risk more. Prompt 1: Write about what this means to you. Prompt 2: Write about a time when you took risks and it payed off Prompt 3: Write a story inspired by taking (or not taking) risks. -bonus points if you can tie two of t...

  • It's Time

    Base a story on It's Time, by Imagine Dragons. It can be inspired by the lyrics, the song title, or just the tone of the song. You have three weeks.

  • Anarchy's Law

    Anarchy or Law? 1. Choose a side. 2. Write about it. *Choose 'Anarchy'? - Your grammar must be perfect.* (I'll need some help here. So please comment on the entries you Grammar Nazis :) *Cooose 'Law'? - Write how ever you wish. Don't edit if you don't want to. Don't worry about ...

    • Author: BiC
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
  • Superhero Breeding Program


    • Author: 32 ^2
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
  • Time travel application

    Imagine there are very few time machines in the world. Perhaps only one, and no more than a handful. The owner might be a government, eccentric trillionaire, research institution, but in any case someone with big resources. To use the machine, you have to write an application, just...

    • Author: Zerrakhi
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
  • Tag(s) You're it!


    • Author: BiC
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
  • Is 'Nothing' Itself Truly Non-existent?

    It's funny how misused the word 'nothing' is. Take for example, "There's nothing to do." Really? Nothing? In literal terms that's just flat out unlikely so stop it. But really think about it. Is nothing itself truly non-existent? Is there always something in the absence of something e...

  • "Five Senses" challenge Chain

    This is specifically for my students, but anyone can participate. Each group's 1st member use this as the starting point. Click "participate" to start; others, respond by following with a "Sequel." Pick a specific item to appeal to the sense of sight, hearing, smell, taste, or to...

  • Idiom Challenge

    Using this list of idioms, or any other, write a Ficly that could be true. The idiom does NOT have to be quoted. Sometimes idioms are made up after the fact/incident. If you are from another country, I would urge you to enter, share you culture.

    • Author: 32 ^2
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
  • INTERWRIT2 Exercise: Sequel to a Stranger

    Pick any story on Ficly that appeals to you--0r a poem--and below it click on the "sequel" button. Continue the story or respond to it, doing your best to emulate the same style as the original story. When you've published it, please copy the URL of the sequel you wrote and give it to...

  • Stream of

    Stream of consciousness! I'll tell you what the word is in a minute. It's simple: take the word I give you and allow yourself freely to follow your immediate connections between the word as you see it on the screen all the way to its effects at the end of your ficly. I especially ...

  • If We All Died...

    So tell me.... If we (And by "we" I mean everyone on Ficly at the moment) all died at the exact same time, what would happen here? Who would find this electronic ghost town? What would they do? What would they see or think? Would they start writing on here? Would they ignore our po...

  • Now Hiring: God needed

    Write about an application and interview process to be God. (minimum of 60 characters required....)

    • Author: Minion
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
  • One Day Mom Twitter Challenge.

    Tweet your mother. 140 characters or less. (884 count). Here's mine, I won't enter it. I wrote it for Reaver19, by special request. Mom, it's Zach. I'm in line for Prozac. I hear voices through Muzak. Maybe it's the crack. It's Mother's Day, I'll pick you up a big mac. If y...

    • Author: 32 ^2
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
  • Piece Them Together X

    The tenth of these challenges! :D I am going to keep posting these until someone yells at me to stop. :P Anyways..... For this challenge, you must incorporate at least two things from the following list into your ficly. I am only saying to include two things this time because the l...

  • Contrast

    My revulsion at your conduct is only outmatched by the emptiness I feel at it having been YOUR conduct.

  • The Big, Bad World of Thieves

    We meet again.... OK, so basically I just read a book (Perfect Scroundrels by Ally Carter, if you must know) about a family of thieves. I finished the book, but I'm still craving thieving adventures of some sort. So you're challenge is to write a ficly or two, or three, or four ...

  • Frankenstein

    We read Frankenstein last summer for my AP literature class and I loved it. If you don't already know, Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein in a challenge with her friends and husband, who was also a writer. Though she didn't know it at the time, Frankenstein would become a classic piec...

  • s13 INTERWRIT Challenge: Story In Pieces, Backwards!

    For our class, though if you want to try from outside the class, make your own separate response to the challenge, please. First person of each group, please accept the challenge on this page, and later people post theirs as PREQUELS to the previous person’s post. *Final Lines*: As...

  • Celebrating my 1000th Ficly and Murakami! (Mature)

    I am hesitant to celebrate my accomplishments. I don't really like drawing attention to myself. I like my writing to stand on its own. However, this challenge gave me food for thought. Celebrating my 1000th Ficly, I invite you to a game of Haruki Murak...

  • Library: a place to roar

    This is National Library Week. This is National Poetry Month. Friday, April 19, is the National Day of Silence. Seems a lot of people are being very loud about ideas and thoughts. Librarians are often on the front lines of battles over civil liberties and social rights. Remember ...

  • Strange "person"

    Imagine an alien who is disguised as a human, and living among us. Does x/s/he "come out" or not? Why is x/s/he here? Write a story about this alien.

    • Author: emimeni
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
  • It's in the Fine Print

    The challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to write a scene, snippet, micro-fic piece or whatever with the prompt, *It's in the Fine Print*, as the inspiration. The exact prompt itself does not have to be used in the story. Have fun.

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