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  • Cartoon Riff, from Robert Quick

    Choose a cartoon from your childhood (Or one that you enjoyed) and update it. Rub the dirt off and make it good. Or change something fundamental about it. Begin!

  • Two Corpses, from Robert Quick

    Someone is burying two bodies in the desert. Your job is to write down who they are and what happens next. :) Be creative! Enjoy!

  • Genre Superstar, from Robert Quick

    Pick a genre and write the best (horror, pulp, noir, etc.) story! Have fun!

  • Piece Them Together III

    I made another one of these... Sue me. XD Alright, for this challenge you will include... The words "desperate" and "musical", a mute person, and cobwebs. Can't wait to read your entries! :D

  • Number, Number, Word, Ficly.

    Quickly, think of a number from 1-500. Now, think of a number from 1-50. Grab your nearest book, flip to the first number you chose and take the first word of the line you chose, if possible. This word is now your prompt. All you have to do is incorporate this into your Ficly, som...

    • Author: punpun
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
  • The Challenge Challenge

    I have noticed the severe decline of new challenges and am quite miffed about it. And so, I have created this challenge for you to write down as many ideas for a challenge in a ficly entry, and then to create those challenges. The one with the most inventive, and possibly the most ...

  • Dreaming

    Everyone knows dreams can be strange, realistic, terrifying, and many other things. Your job for this challenge is to write a story based or inspired gy a dream you had. It can not be a daydream, it has to be a dream from when you were sleeping. Sweet dreams!

  • Film Project 2

    Hey guys! So, continuing on with this. I'm really just looking to film as much as I can to develop my own style and get better at camera work. So for this challenge just write me a story that I can film in Peru. I will be in Lima, Peru from July 26th to August 14th. Feel free to do wh...

  • Where The Hell Is Everybody?

    THE OBSERVATION: There are very few Ficly regulars. THE PROPOSITION: We get more people to revisit/join Ficly. THE PROCESS: We contact those Ficloids that have stopped visiting, if you know how to get to them. Through email and such. We get Ficlet veterans to revisit t...

    • Author: Kihd
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
  • Same Soundtrack Different Story

    Have you ever heard a song and thought "I can see 1,000 different things happening as this is playing," me too. I write music for films in my area and I want to see what kind of story can be written around the music. I want to see what *YOUR* brain sees when it is exposed to th...

    • Author: Ampersand
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
  • History and Songs

    Given my extended absence I don't feel I'm in a position to make a challenge. But I'm compelled to do so anyway. There's a quote from the Irish singer Frank Harte buzzing around in my head, and it goes something like this: "Those in power write the history, while those who suffer ...

  • A Sonnet In My Bonnet!

    Write a sonnet in the English form on the topic of: The first person(s) you think of when you hear the words "truly beautiful." Remember, the English sonnet is 14 lines of Iambic Pentameter, with the rhyme structure: a b a b c d c d e f e f g g (12 lines of altern...

    • Author: Osiris
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
  • Piece Them Together II

    I liked this idea if a challenge so much, that I decided to repeat it. :) Write a ficly that contains a quirky thief, milk cartons full of teal ink, a seven year old girl, and several cats. Creative juices begin flowing...... NOW!

  • Extreme Characters

    Ok... for this challenge, you need to write a ficly about a character who has one extreme trait. Any of the following or one that you come up with would be great! Insanity Dishonesty Mildness Arrogance Humility Bravery Selflessness Honesty Pride Anger Sadness Jealousy A...

  • Mundane

    Here's an exercise in trying to find inspiration EVERYWHERE in life. So, pick a mundane action of some sort, and dwell on it, twist it, stretch it, stick it in a blender and sprinkle it on your next meal until you find inspiration.... Then write a ficly here based off the inspir...

  • A favorite place

    This challenge comes in two parts! Part one: Close your eyes and think of a safe place. Some people have many, but use the very first place that comes into your mind. Now describe it in a ficly. Part two: Read about someone else's "safe place" and write a character into the spac...

    • Author: Luulu
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
  • Prequel War

    On rare occasions, stories are told backwards. In this challenge, the first story is the last. To set the scene, I have provided the first story below. Rules: All participants must enter their stories by clicking the "Participate" button, with the understanding that they are o...

    • Author: Jae
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
  • The Lyric Challenge.

    A person's favorite song can say a lot about them. It usually means something to them because they can relate to it in some way. This oftentimes involves the lyrics. Lyrics are very important to any type of musical piece, because they play a strong role in conveying the song's message...

  • The Sidewalk Challenge

    We all think of wonderful and amazing things while walking down the street, or at least I know I do. The challenge here is to write a segment in which the main character is experiencing a small walk down a sidewalk. The sidewalk can be anywhere, at anytime, and for any reason. What th...

    • Author: Luulu
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
  • Film Project

    I used to be an avid writer on this website, but that was 2 years ago. I am approaching you all with a challenge if you would like to help me. I would like to start filming some short films before the summer ends. I need help with the stories though. Ok. So you MUST be okay with me us...

  • Catastrophe

    "We have to understand it, of course, this catastrophe; to understand it, we have to imagine it, so we need the imaginative arts. But we also need to justify it and forgive it, this catastrophe, however minimally. Why did it happen, this mad act of Nature, this crazed human moment? We...

    • Author: helig
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
  • Strange Characters

    Goal: Write a great ficly with any three of the following characters.... A husband Giant Superhero Lion Hallucinating person Very evil person A teenager Crazy uncle Mad scientist Queen Escapist Bodyguard Zoologist Smelly old guy Small girl Telephone Operator Cop Ac...

  • Strange Characters

    Goal: Write a great ficly with any three of the following characters.... A husband Giant Superhero Lion Hallucinating person Very evil person A teenager Crazy uncle Mad scientist Queen Escapist Bodyguard Zoologist Smelly old guy Small girl Telephone Operator Cop Ac...

  • A man and a woman decide to switch places for a day.

    Pretty simple idea here people: You get two characters. One is supposedly male, female, transexual (up to you really) as long as your second character is a different gender. Then these characters must somehow switch places. Whether this is psychic, cross dressing, extreme plastic s...

    • Author: DirtMap
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
  • Piece Them Together

    Write a ficly. That incorporates... A mad scientist, kiwi, a compass, and a syringe full of some secret liquid. HAVE FUN! :D

  • Funeral talk

    Two people at a funeral, having a discussion. Both of them are laughing loudly.

    • Author: Minion
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
  • The Truth Will Set You Free?

    Lying. Is it ever okay? The topic has been tackled many times in classic novels and other such things. But the question remains: is lying ever okay? The answer to that lies in an individuals distinctions of right and wrong. The challenge is to write a fickly which leaves the r...

  • Impossible Promises

    So, we've all made promises to people we know for a fact we can't fulfill. Don't lie. We've ALL done it at one point or another. So, tell me. Can you keep you impossible promise, or will it be swept aside like trash? The promise can be anything, to anyone, and you can break it or keep...

    • Author: Riley
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
  • Musical Inspiration

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvVX-6zb5N8 1) Listen to this song. Mind how it flows and changes and evokes emotion all without saying a single word. 2) Interpret this music into a story or a poem. Try to free it from its ineffable state or simply reflect its lulls and crescend...

  • Alliteration

    You can do this two ways. Either write the longest alliteration you can invent. Or... Write a ficly, more or less, *full* of alliterations. Or you could do both. ;) Ready, set, go!!

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