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  • Mama...just killed a man

    I was just going through the book 642 things to write about. (Cool book) and I came across a prompt I thought was very interesting so I'm passing it along to other people! Write a scene that begins with the words "it was the first time I killed a man" I had fun writing it so I'...

    • Author: Violet
    • Posted over 6 years ago.

    Hey guys, You know what to do!

    • Author: punpun
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
  • Give them a Power

    Make a character. Give him a power. And tell us how he got it. Use anything else you can to make it interesting. Good Luck!

    • Author: Seekers
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
  • s13 INTERWRIT 02: 3 Word Challenge Chain

    _This is intended for my writing students, but others may participate if you want to!_ Please see this page for all the information: First people in each group, please hit "participate" on this page to do your entry. Second and later people, please hit "W...

  • interwrit2 028 Shirley-three words:punctual, retired and trudging

    Once upon a time, there is a normal girl named Nina. She always gets up early and goes to school punctually. One day, she met a citizen on her way school, he was a retired pilot,and he told Nina his experience when he was doing his fly. He used to fly through the desert, forest an...

  • Radioactive

    Alrighty! I've had the song by Imagine Dragons, stuck in my head for a couple weeks. Then I saw a official video of it and thought to myself, 'Hey! This could be great inspiration for a story!!' So, I dare you copy/paste the link below, watch the video, and let a ficly or two flow ...

  • He Got It From A Box of Cracker Jacks

    He swore he got it from a box of Cracker Jacks. Use the prompt as a starting point. The prompt itself does not have to be included word for word or at all, as long as it is implied. What did he get? Why is it so hard to believe he got it from the box? Let your imagination play. ...

  • interwrit2 002 Una-three words:punctual, retired and trudging

    David was very punctual for his job. It was dreary day, he went the way of his company. He bought a tuna sandwich and black coffee for his breakfast. "Today is so unlively." he said. Cockcrow sounded not loud. The newsboy rode his bike but didn't pay attention to the road. Then, ...

  • Mr Gorbachev, Tear Off That Mask

    "Handsome fighters never lose battles!" A smiling face and a frowning face hang upon the wall. The clowns and pierrots dance around the room. The moon rises in Venice, just as the sun sets in Japan. "Wipe that smirk off your face." Grasp your features with your grubby f...

    • Author: punpun
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
  • Women's History Month

    On March 3, 1913 over 5000 women marched down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington DC just before the president's inauguration (yes, it was held later in the year then). By some accounts 8000 women, men, and children marched demanding women receive the right to vote from newly elected P...

  • Ride to Nowhere

    Setting: a spaceship without a destination. Go forth and write!

    • Author: Minion
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
  • March 2013 Photo Challenge

    1. photo with a friend 2. your phone 3. favorite drink 4. drawing 5. tree 6. legs 7. outfit 8. moon 9. 6 o'clock 10.goodnight 11. eyes 12. art 13. L means.. 14. sky 15. food 16. fear 17. you 18. snack 19. pet 20. grass 21. your smile 22. your room 23. your view...

  • March 2013 Photo Challenge

    1. photo with a friend 2. your phone 3. favorite drink 4. drawing 5. tree 6. legs 7. outfit 8. moon 9. 6 o'clock 10.goodnight 11. eyes 12. art 13. L means.. 14. sky 15. food 16. fear 17. you 18. snack 19. pet 20. grass 21. your smile 22. your room 23. your view...

  • Read Between the Lines

    There's a finer line between fact and fiction than first meets the eye. My English class is exploring this distinction with the book _The Things They Carried_ by Tim O'Brien, and it really tickles the imagination. The unconscious blending of memories, facts, interpretations, misunders...

  • s13 INTERWRIT Assignment 01: Just Before or Just After

    This challenge is for my students, though anyone is welcome to join in. Please visit this movie: and watch from 42:02 to 49:55. It is _The Kid_ by Charles Chaplin. The challenge is to view the video sequence (if you are familiar with it already, just f...

  • Prose to Poetry

    Hey, Wednesday calling. So, I study Poetry as part of my Writing course and we tried out a new technique that I think you guys should try. Step 1: Pick a word, phrase, image, anything as long as it’s concrete. Step 2: Pick out words that come to mind when thinking of the soun...

  • One-Word Prompt: Clear

    Clear. Clarity, transparency, out of the way, et cetera. Write something with the prompt, 'clear'.

    • Author: punpun
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
  • Give & Take

    I've been thinking a lot about life. Being 19 years old and a college student, I am planning my future. Being young, well that puts a lot of weight on my shoulders to figuring out my whole life path. It brings me anxiety and fear and I think it's one of the hardest things I have to de...

  • Lost in Translation (again...)

    So, I created a challenge a while back and said that the winner would be chosen through a vote. Unfortunately, I've gotten a grand total of... one vote. So, if you participated in this challenge, I would really appreciate it if you'd vote! I'm going to change the rules a bit, so even ...

    • Author: Emilou
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
  • Still Life Writing IV: A New Word

    I was looking out my window late at night, at the perfect ebony sea, upon which a single silver sickle shone with the eminence of a thousand angels, and it got me thinking... I haven't made you guys work on your descriptions for months! Same as before, write a descriptive ficly,...

  • Nursery Rhymes

    Every one has their favorite nursery rhyme. So, create a personality for the characters of mother goose or humpty dumpty. How do they act out side of their rhymes for youngins? Why is jack jumping over candlesticks, how did the 3 blind mice go blind? You tell me.

  • A Million Twinkling Shards

    From Google: _shatter_ (verb): Break or cause to break suddenly and violently into pieces. Informally, I suppose, anything that is brittle and hard will shatter. Whether that is in terms of physical properties, or in a more metaphorical sense. Pick an item, concept, verb, setti...

    • Author: HSAR
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
  • How it all came to be...

    Write a creative version of the world or the Universe coming in to existence. No specific rules other than to stay on the topic. Have fun with it! I'm interested to hear what you have to write on the subject.

    • Author: Seekers
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
  • Three-Haiku Story Time!

    Your mission this month: write stories in haiku form! Three-haiku stories! Each story must have three haikus, no excuses! What a great challenge! If you are confused, notice how this description is in three haikus!

  • Your Funeral

    Write a ficlet about your death. This can be in any format. This can be a suicide note, a perspective of your funeral, the experience of your death, or whatever sparks your interest. Be creative and be honest. You are making your deathbed here.

  • Self-censorship

    The term is fairly straight forward, yes? Restraint, for what purpose? Applicable for thoughts, speech, internet posts, actions, anything. The challenge is to set up a scenario for to showcase the concept within ficly's characters limit on stories. Good luck!

    • Author: afriel
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
  • Fall for it - Fall in love.

    As close as Valentine's day is, I'm shocked to see no one has posted a challenge for it. With that said, I am going to start one! I'm a pretty mushy, romantic kind of gal and Valentine's day happens to be one of my favorites. So I want you to write anything about Valentine's da...

  • SpecArt Storytelling

    My birthday is coming up. February 2nd, to be exact. And guess what? I want stories. So here's what I want you all to do: 1. Go to this website: 2. Find a picture that inspires you. 3. Write a ficly about it and submit it to this challenge. 4. ...

  • 1000 Comments Milestone

    Just reached 1000 comments, so to celebrate..... Write me a ficly that has 1000 somethings in it. :) It's that simple.

  • Art.

    Create something about art in our society. Whatever that means to you.

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