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  • Childs Play Challenge

    Take a familiar nursery rhyme or children’s story, try to keep the meter but change the words. For instance, instead of the familiar song “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” try something like; Scintillate Scintillate Globular Vivic Fain would I fathom thy nature specific Loftily pois...

  • These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

    Based off the popular song from the musical The Sound of Music you must write a story, poetry, letter, etc. Winner goes to best written piece of work based on this concept. Incorporating the lyrics is permissible, but don't let yourself be limited to just The Sound of Music version!...

    • Author: Lillie
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
  • Complex Secrets and Cover up's Challenge

    I've been thinking of this one for awhile. And i'm gonna make it simple though this challenge is complex. Confused? Good. I want you to make a 3-5 ficly mini series containing: 1) 1 or more cover up's (not only the government pull's cover up's you know it doesn't have to be huge.) ...

  • In the Vein of...

    The rules are simple. Write something "in the vein of" Chuck Palahniuk. If people like this one I will make some more.

  • Silly Noodle, Trix are for kids!

    You maybe wondering "Ok what the heck?" and if you are not, I am thrilled. Start or end a story with "Silly Noodle, trix are for kids!" But, if you want to be less amazing then the other people then you can put it somewhere in the middle. (And yes. This is kind of like Katie Kim's ch...

  • real challenge? (Mature)

    limited space, limited time and limited sources, within fifteen minutes , can you think of an interesting -short story that could make a hopeless romantic burst into tears? give it a shot, be honest try my challenge.. -don't disappoint me!..*laughing-out-loud*, go! go! go!

    • Author: tas_13
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
  • Stand Up

    Alright, this is a weird one. You have to write a story about a stand up comic who is depressed. But, like, uber depressed. And you have to include at least one "bit" from his show in the story. And please make it original! "You know how people are always saying, 'It's my pleas...

  • A day in the life of...

    Write a story from the veiw of an item you use the most in your household. Forexample: A cell phone, computer, chair, fork, Hair dryer, and etc.

  • High and Dry Radiohead Challenge

    My favorite line from any song is, "All your insides fall to pieces, and you'll just sit there wishing you could still make love." The challenge is to use this line as your inspiration. One ficlet. No mature entries, unless you can't help it. This Challenge will be judged by Chaka...

  • If Life Had A Backspace Button

    I want you to write a story up. At some point in the story, something has to go wrong. And at the very end, you must have _Backspace_ Example. "I fed my goldfish a cheeseburger. He died. Backspace. " Get it? Got it? Good.

  • Victoria's Secret Challenge

    Throughout the ages, everyone has heard of victoria and her secret. But few people actually know what it is. It is one of the 10 big secrets of the modern world, In this challenge i want the entries to be: 1) Unique (not too hard cause it's a unique challenge) 2) Appropiate (jus...

  • AciD tRIp. (Mature)

    We've all made mistakes. Bad mistakes in my case. Hence the reason I made this challenge. Make a story about an acid trip that goes terribly wrong. Do it anyway you please. No rules here. You do not have to include the act of the person taking the acid, but you may if you like. Well, ...

  • Facing Earthward on Another World

    Many cultures see pictures in the stars and tell stories about them. But do other planets have astrological mythologies? The image *http://outerhoard.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/earthward1.png* shows part of the night sky on another world. To see it a different way up, replace the ...

    • Author: Zerrakhi
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
  • Lipogram

    No, not a type of kissogram - a lipogram is a story written with a missing letter. The most famous of these - _Gadsby: Champion of Youth_ missed out the letter *e* - and that is your challenge here! Write a story which doesn't contain the letter *e* - it can be about anything at a...

    • Author: Match
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
  • Oh My God

    Time to get controversial. Write a story about God in some form. You can say you've never heard of God, or you like him, hate him, revere him, or even stories from God's point of view. Be creative, do whatever you like with the topic. Sequels are not encouraged, but not outlawed...

    • Author: Sam Ervin
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
  • Inspiration!

    We all see the tab up there that reads: "_inspiration_" And, I don't know about you, but every day I click on it, and every day, a little box pops up that says: *We're working on it! Promise!* But, I am tired of waiting, so here is my challenge to you, my fellow ficliteers: Write...

  • You Know, You Talk Too Much

    One thing I generally find is that I initially want to burst the limits of ficly - to write three or four pages and more. It reminds me that one of the reasons ficly appealed to me was the *LIMIT* of it. The need for harsh editing. Because I have been told, more than once, that I tend...

    • Author: TextMason
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
  • Eenie Meenie Miney Moe...

    Sometimes (actually, more like regularly) I'm stumped as to what to write for a piece. Often I'll use this technique, or a variation of it, and it is fun. Go to your bookshelf, your pile of books, or wherever it is you keep them, and choose a book (hence the name of this challenge)...

  • Lost Foreverr

    We all like mystery. We all like getting a bit creeped out. Create a story about anything you want, but it has to end with _Our bodies were never found_ Could be as short as two sentences, or as long as 2 entries. Good luck ;)

  • Randomness at it's Best

    This challenge is going to differ among everyone: go to www.scriptfrenzy.org On the main page, there is something called the "Plot Machine", located on the right. It throws out random actions, characters, and plots. The outcomes are endless. When you get to this page, simply se...

    • Author: Katie Kim
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
  • The brave and the mentally impaired

    Write a story involving Paris Hilton and Batman, the coolest superhero ever. (Oh, and Batman doesn't *have* to *save* Paris...)

    • Author: Katie Kim
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
  • The last thing you'd ever expect to find in a swimming pool

    The title gives it away: simply write a story where either the first or last sentence is:" it was the last thing you'd expect to find in a swimming pool." And if you're an under-achiever, you can put it somewhere in the middle.

    • Author: Katie Kim
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
  • Five Completely Unrelated Words Meet...

    I have reached the milestone of writing 100 entries. Some were series, some were poetry, but mostly, I couldn't have done it without the inspiration of challenges. I am proposing one of my favorite challenges of the past. Take these five words and use them in a ficly. volley bo...

  • 2 Perspectives 1 event

    Write about an event from your eyes and show your inner most thoughts and feelings. Then, write it in another persons point of veiw and show their most inner thoughts and feelings.

  • Hello, My Name Is...

    "Hello, my name is..." might just be the most versatile introduction this side of the century. One could say this on the first day of summer camp, while "networking", while making a presentation, etc. Your job is to write a story beginning with these words. It could happen in any situ...

  • Foot, stomach, pelvis, wrist, thigh...

    We all know how special our bodies are. So write about it! Single out a specific part of your body, then write from it's perspective. Have fun!

    • Author: Katie Kim
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
  • The Embarassing Comic Book Character Challenge

    I was thinking, and we all have heroes from comic books, whether it's a good guy like Superman or a bad guy like The Joker. So what about those ones that didn't make the grade? What about the embarassing ones, the literal jokes, the ones that nobody likes? The ones that were wearing u...

  • Lyrics!

    I am new to Ficly, but I have always been a writer. This website is great and I have just the challenge! Pick a song, any song, then choose a line from the song and build a story from it. The title of the song should be the title of your story. Make it fun, mix it up. I can't wait to ...

  • One Sentence Wonder

    Physicist Richard Feynman once said that if all knowledge about physics was about to expire, the one sentence he would tell the future is that "Everything is made of atoms". Can you tell me, in only ONE sentence, what is _your_ future & how does technology fit in? examples: "I'...

    • Author: MrsDi
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
  • Haiku

    Simple. Submit a Haiku! Three lines. Five syllables, then seven, then five. Optional: According to Wikipedia Haiku traditionally have one line with a seasonal reference.

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