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  • Art.

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

  • Skit Skat Skit

    Lately I have been watching a lot of comedy stand up and skits. Finding a happy balance of what is funny is difficult to come by. My challenge for you is to write your own comedy skit. Some examples of short skits shows are SNL, Portlandia, and Louie. This can be in any format you...

  • One Story a Day

    This goal is to write one story, every day, for the rest of the year.

    • Author: AdrianHD
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
  • I Heard That

    Reading certain song lyrics doesn't always compare well to hearing them sung in a song. Sometimes lyrics will seem pedestrian on the page, then when you hear them belted out to the right music, they come to life. Challenge: write rhythmically enough to transcend the page. Force the...

  • Write a Prequel or Sequel to a Classic Poem or Story!

    Take a well known, public domain (or otherwise on-the-Web) poem or story that you admire, and write a sequel to it, a continuation of some sort. For example, what happens after Wordsworth's encounter with the little girl in "We are Seven"? What do the policemen feel as they're taking ...

  • Piece Them Together VIIII

    Things seem to be going kindaslow around here, so to help out (hopefully) I have created this. This one is slightly different from the other Piece Them Together challenges I have made... Basically, you may choose 3 or more elements from the list below and create a ficly. :) C...

  • Musical Currency

    Hi. My vacation ends on Dec. 10 so I figured it would be an appropiate end date. Now to the point of this challenge... Basically, I've had this idea floating around in my head but haven't been able to develop it into a story. So I put the challenge up to you. Take the words Mus...

  • 200 Comments Milestone Challenge

    In accordance with Tad Winslow's Celebrate Your Milestones Challenge I have hit 200 Comments and am creating a celebratory challenge. On Christmas day no less! This is how much I love you guys. (I'm taking a repose after ridiculously large roast dinner) So! What is the subject of s...

    • Author: Lighty
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
  • "Unsung Heroes"

    In any favorite story, there is always that one minor character who catches our eye and draws our interest. For me it was the pig Uncle, who beat Wilbur as the largest pig in "Charlotte's Web." What was his story? What was he really like? What happened to him? Where did he come from? ...

  • "Unsung Heroes" -- Erroneous post! Please read below

    In any of our favorite stories, there are always that one minor character who catches our eye and draws our interest. For me it was the pig Uncle, who beat Wilbur as the largest pig in "Charlotte's Web." What was his story? What was he really like? What happened to him? Where did he c...

  • Killers for Koalas

    "You know, when preserving life, just one person can make a difference." "Yeah, your friend may be able to tell one her fellow Aussies and cause a chain reaction that save lives - maybe thousands." I swallow deeply, wondering what we are talking about. The two brutes in the cell wit...

  • The Christmas Letter

    I'm sure I'm not the only one who receives the occasional Christmas card with an accompanying duplicated 'letter' telling of their family's adventures through the previous year. Some of these seem to me to make for astounding reading - is everything really going *so* brilliantly? I...

  • Life and Death

    You have a while to finish this challenge, so please add as many entries as you want. It is the holiday season, and a new year is coming up. The theme of this challenge is life and death. It is a very broad topic, and many ideas can emerge from it. My challenge to you is to write...

  • Inspire a Generation

    That was the slogan of the Olympic games, at which I volunteered, and yet, currently, I seem to be uninspirable. Write something inspiring. It can be anything from a prompt to a moral, but if you don't inspire anyone then what's the point. Write something amazing. Write like you've ne...

  • From the Other Perspective

    Have you ever wondered what life was like for lamps? Was it boring? Did they feel angst? What about pencils? How do they live their lives? What do they feel? You tell me. Write a ficly about life from the perspective of an inanimate object. It can be any inanimate object, just b...

  • "Three Word Prompt" Challenge: The Chain

    Based on Shoving Leopard's personal challenge, here's a related one to be done as a chain. Make a sequel to the latest entry in the series (leave a note below to say you've added a story and give a link!), which will have a three word prompt at the end; you use those to write your ne...

  • Three-Word Prompt Challenge!

    Send me any three English words that take your fancy, please; I will write a short story or a poem that includes them all and also send a little greeting to you in thanks. I love a challenge and want to get into the habit of writing daily and this will be a great incentive. If you wa...

  • Lost in Translation

    This challenge is simple: write a poem/story* in English about anything and publish it. Then copy/paste it into Google Translate, and post the translation as a sequel. Do this at least twice (English and two other languages), going straight from one language to another (don't go back ...

    • Author: Emilou
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
  • Second Chances

    Are you wishing you could ‘write’ a wrong? This is your opportunity to do just that! Right a Ficlet from your past, a Ficlet you are especially fond of, a Ficlet no one noticed. *(Re-post the beloved Ficlet of yours that received no comments)* Here’s your second chance…

    • Author: BiC
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
  • I'M BACK!!

    I'm back!!! I finally rediscovered this website, and I'm so happy to be back. So in response to me returning, I'm proposing a challenge. Write a ficly about returns. That's my only rule. To write about either returning to a time or place of the past. As always, have fun with it and go...

  • Directions

    Hey guys, So as part of my Creative Writing course, I have writing exercises and I recently got smashing feedback on one of mine so I thought I'd challenge all o' y'all. Basically, write a ficly leading someone somewhere. You don't have to be explicit and please don't be dull. T...

  • Slice of Interstellar Life

    (Inspired by http://ficly.com/stories/32675) *Subject to the New Ficly Law: If you participate, be sure to comment on the other stories in the challenge!* Mankind (in part or in whole) has finally left Earth, for whatever reason. Your story is set in space. We could be in ...

  • Twitter Challenge IV: [Something Catchy]

    Once again, I have decided, God willing, to put on a challenge based upon Twitter. Write me a ficly in one hundred forty characters or less.

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
  • BIRTHDAY

    ALRIGHT SO TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY But you know what? I WANT A CHALLENGE. SO HERE YA GO. In this challenge, you must write about you view on birthdays. Are you the cynical type who sees them as another step towards death? Are you the excited man-child (or real child) who loo...

    • Author: Riley
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
  • Everything that you don't know.

    I'm used to writing these bullshit little existential shallow tidbits into someone's life. And they're starting to wear because I feel like I'm just telling the same story over and over and over. Whatever you like writing, don't write it. Write something you've never written ...

    • Author: soup
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
  • SPAM FICLIES

    http://ficly.com/stories/32914 http://ficly.com/stories/32756 ...and 'stories' like that. Recently, Ficly has seen a lot of these type of spam accounts creating stories just to publicise software, or holiday packages or something to that extent. While we can't possibly eliminat...

    • Author: punpun
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
  • Is It Just Me, or Is It Drafty In Here?

    I just dusted off a draft that's been sitting on my desk for months now and put the final spit-polish on it. It's a nice feeling. I have a bad habit of starting stories -- and then forgetting about them for months. I rather suspect I'm not alone in that. The challenge here is simpl...

  • Flashing before your eyes...

    Your challenge is to encapsulate a person's entire life... in a single ficlet. It can be in a story, or a poem, or whatever you think sums up that life best, and your character can be anyone/thing you want. Have fun! (P.S. multiple entries are fine!)

    • Author: Emilou
    • Posted almost 7 years ago.
  • Take me there

    So, I've answered some challenges and decided to set one myself. I've noticed that you're all really good at setting the scene and I love to read things that really manage to take you to that place and moment, like looking at a picture from a different place and time. So here's ...

  • Secluded

    So recently, I started a Ficly series with a mysterious character who is alive under mysterious circumstances. I hope I can get somewhere with it, it'd be real interesting. But here's my challenge to you: Make a character. Or bring back an old one. Whatever you feel like. Make some...

    • Author: m0ri
    • Posted almost 7 years ago.
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