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  • Totally Gangsta! ^^ CHALLENGE

    All this month we have the.... TOTALLY GANSTA CHALLENGE! The concept is simple but oh all the possobilities. Ok heres what you do. You are a gangster and you have your own empire. Explain what you stand for your name, and all of that in the ficly. It must be a discreet explanation lik...

  • I wrote a letter to my love and on the way I dropped it ..

    You probably know this child's game. Everyone sits in a circle and one child runs around the assembled ring, behind their backs, dropping a 'letter' behind someone, who has to realise it's there and race to catch the letter-dropper before she finds a place to sit. The challenge is...

  • My Friends

    Friends. Friends. Friends. Whether they're your brother, your next door neighbor, from school, from across the globe, imaginary or inanimate, everyone has at least one. They deserve a tribute. Write something good for them, a poem, a rap, a song, a haiku, a diamante, anything. S...

  • Dumb Crap Jealousy

    Ok. This is the 3rd part to my challenge of emotion series... Or whatever you want to call it. So in this challenge, you have to create Jealousy. He/she can't be the main character. You can only have 1 OTHER EMOTION AS A CHARACTER. I'm sorry If this ruins one of your story ideas. You ...

  • Out of Sight, Out of Mind

    Invisiblility. Not being able to see something. It's not there, not unless you touch it, hear it, smell it (or maybe you can't do that either). So why not write about it? Could be a person, an object, or something else entirely. Have a good time. You've got ten days.

    • Author: Sam Ervin
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
  • A virtual Barbeque

    Well now. Lets see what happens when you throw a fundraising' Virtual Barbeque'. We are all going to a 'Virtual Barbeque ' to elicit money from our readers for our grand masters of awesomeness to pay for the site's costs this year . In story format, get your act into gear and get tha...

    • Author: Marli
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
  • The Elephant in the Room

    It's the Looming Thing that no one wants to acknowledge. The Can Of Worms. You decide on your elephant, and show me what your characters do to avoid it, chase it away, or studiously insulate it from attention. Have fun!

  • Medicine or poison

    They say whether it kills or heals is all in the dosage. Chalice, capsule, vial, syringe - it's up to you, really. Create a story that features either a medicine or a poison. Go on, intoxicate me...

  • children's story

    So, now that my porn challenge is almost over, I'm swapping over to the other end of the spectrum. The challenge is to write children's story - a fairy tale if you will. Extra points if you can make it look innocent and sweet on the surface, but if you take an adult's point of view...

  • Always in the last place you look ...

    You know how they say that what you're looking for is always in the last place you think to look for it? Write something about that, please.

  • Stream of Consciousness (V2)

    Some one so kindly told me to do another Stream of Consciousness challenge so I am. Write the first thing that comes to mind when I say a certain phrase. You can't delete or edit what so ever. I'm sorry if this will be a problem for some of you. :( Ok Instead of a phrase, I'm going t...

  • OMG, PONIES!!

    Ah, ponies. How awesome are they?! Write me a story that features ponies. Or just one pony. "My Little" or otherwise. Be clever. Be silly. Be sick (you're all a bunch of sickos, I know this). Bring it.

    • Author: Aurelia
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
  • Digital Dreams

    *Hello, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to Eloquent Mess' very first competition!* The theme for this competition will be: Digital Dreams. Listen to the song "Fiction (Dreams in Digital)" by Orgy (link below) and let the lyrics and song be your inspiration for this piece. Writ...

  • Characters You Know

    Basically, write a character study about a person _whom you actually know_ (however slightly). Describe this person so that we, your attentive readers, feel as though we also knew him/her. *May I submit more than one?* Always. *Are there any limitations?* Do not use the per...

  • Extraordinary People in Ordinary Places

    Picture: Clark Pent, not as a journalist, but as a paper delivery boy. Brice Wine, without funds to support his neat toys. Wonda Woman drives a rented car (that is visible). The Questioner in Tech Services. The Joke-maker in Customer Service. And so forth, but change _both_ id...

  • Oh I'm Just So Ecstatic!

    I like making challenges like this. You knowm where you make an emotion become a person. My last one what "Fear Who?". So what you are going to do is make the emotion "Ecstatic" a person. (You know the person who is always happy and optamistic no matter what? The really annoying cheer...

  • Read the Signs

    No, not *those* signs. I mean the standard signs you see every day. For instance, one of my favorites - "Caution Children". My regular response: _About *what* should we caution these children?_ A specific warning about something nearby, or just a general warning that life is danger...

    • Author: TextMason
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
  • My Rap Challenge. Boyyyyyyyyyyy!!!! (Mature)

    This is my challenge, ain't too hard. That is, unless, you ain't very smart. You gotta write a rap. A rap, that's it. But this rap gotsta be about politics. Politics, or something grammatical. Because not all raps is about booty calls. It's being marked mature, because most rap ...

  • A Legend in My Own Mind

    I hadn't planned on creating a challenge just yet, but sometimes things turn out better when "planning" isn't involved. I am hoping this is one of those times. You've all heard (or used) the phrase, "A legend in his/ her own mind," and here's your chance to, at the least, use it t...

  • Happy Birthday

    As the title says, your story has to depict a character's birthday. However, there must be some sort of disaster: Be it an earthquake, a familiar drowning or having a terrible case of acne before a date. It must be something terrible for the character, and you have to represent their ...

    • Author: Almagesto
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
  • Meteor hits August 2, 2009.

    Alright, I don't like making these cliche end of the world things that match my name, but here goes. Suppose you were watching the news, and you saw that a meteor, big enough to wipe out humanity, was going to hit the Earth on August 2, 2009. I want you to write a Ficly of a p...

  • Fear Who?

    So in this challenge you are to make fear become a person. Its not that difficult of a challenge. When you create the character of Fear, dont make him/her the main character. Make the main character someone who knows Fear. Describe Fear. The traits, what he/she looks like, where he/s...

  • Profile an Author

    The challenge. Do a profile on 2 ficly writers in the shape of a detective story. You will be judged on how close you come to the real person by judgement of your piece in comments section by your chosen authors. 2 weeks is all you get. Fair trading guys. No friends.

    • Author: Marli
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
  • The Tag Cloud Challenge

    So... In Kevin L.'s latest tech update, he included a link to one of the most awesome pages this website has: the mother tag-cloud of all tag-clouds!!! http://ficly.com/tags Needless to say, I was entertained looking at the random tags for a good five minutes, wondering what ...

  • Stream of Consciousness

    I really hope that you guys know what a stream of consciousness poem/story is. If not then... I guess your on your own. Ok so heres the challenge. When I say "Fears" and "Holy crap giant pencil!!" What come to mind? Write exactly what comes to mind. DO NOT DELETE ANYTHING THAT YOU WRO...

  • Optimism

    This is a challenge for the pessimists. Think of a situation, a place, a thing, a person, that you absolutely hate.. And write about the beauty of it. Write about the good things. See the best in everything. Make me smile.

  • A Day Without....

    What is that one thing that you just _couldn't_ survive without? Imagine being stranded on an island with everything in the world _but_ that one thing you just can't live without...forever. I think this is a rather simple challenge, since the concept does not require much thinking to ...

  • Radio WFCY

    Other than reading, my personal favorite form of mass communication is the radio. It's a limited medium, just audio, but that's the beauty of it: depending on what it is, you can make of it what you'd like as far as visuals are concerned. So! Philosophy aside, I issue you all a c...

  • Woah Baby!

    Ok, there are several ways you can do this. Either, A) Use it as the first or last line in a story. B) Your character thinks this (woah baby) when he or she sees something they cant belive. C) Talk about a baby. When they see the baby, make them say "Woah! Baby!" Or D) Make it...

  • Cyberpunk's Not Dead

    _Console cowboys. Holograms. Street samurai. Armored battlesuits. All-powerful corporate conglomerates. High-tech drugs. Flesh shops. Jacking into cyberspace to escape the frail confines of "the meat."_ Although it's often thought of as a brief science fiction movement of the 80's,...

    • Author: bluefish
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
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