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  • *

    Write a story that meets the 60 character minimum. *Exactly*

    • Author: BiC
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
  • That's So Cliché...

    Your challenge, shall you choose to accept it, is to write a story that is full of clichés. However, you must use them in a new way that makes the reader see them in a completely different light. Please, don't write anything too graphic, but other than that, have fun!! I can't wait t...

    • Author: Emilou
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
  • Let's Make an Epic Poem!

    I challenge the community to make an epic poem! I'd say it would have to be four or five ficlies long _at the least._ It can be a collaborative or a singular effort, just make it *epic.*

  • Cafe

    "Of ALL the cafés in Singapore you say this is your favourite cafe?? There are thousands of cafés!" exclaimed the old English man as he took a cigarette. Passed by this conversation. It was a pretty epic one. Paint it your own way! :)

    • Author: helig
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
  • Misinterpretation

    I was looking through my old stories recently, searching for a bit of inspiration in my literary past. I came upon this story. People liked it, it won a challenge and got featured. But this challenge revolves around the pretence of the story. In this story, Surrendipity, a character m...

  • Intruders

    I have a tendency to imagine improbable situations and try to picture myself in them. One that I frequent is: Someone appears or breaks into your house without your knowledge and surprise you while your eating, or sleeping, brushing your teeth, swimming, etc. Who is that person? W...

  • The Stairway

    Write a story inspired by this image: (A black and white photo of baroque stairway in a shadowed house, illuminated dimly by candles, with a gargoyle looming over the proceedings.)

    • Author: Garsecg
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
  • Virtues

    There are certain virtuous principles that people seem to try to retain within their cultures. The following are a few that I have picked out for this challenge. Your mission is to choose one of these principles and write a ficlet that embodies that word. Be creative! Have fun! ...

  • I Reject Your Reality

    I have had a quote that was popularized by Adam Savage stuck in my head for about a week. The quote is: I reject your reality and substitute my own. Where would you use this when it sounds right in context? So the challenge is to write any sort of Ficly where the quote makes per...

  • Coded Poem

    The idea is simple. Either write a poem in code, or encode a message in your ficly.

  • A Bug's Life

    I just squished an ant and now I feel absolutely horrible :( That poor ant probably had a very meaningful life, a family. What is little Johnny going to do when Daddy doesn't come home? :'( So your job is... Choose a bug... any bug... Got it? And tell me a story! I'm going to...

  • I wanna know, have you ever seen the rain?

    I was just listening to the song "Have you ever seen the rain?" by Creedence Clearwater Revival (who doesn't know and love that song?). So... let's have your best scene in the rain. Anything at all. Ready... set... GO!!

  • The past

    Watched MIB3 yet? Remember the scene where the two Borises met? What would your character say to its past or future self? What would YOU say to your past or future self?

    • Author: helig
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
  • The past

    Watched MIB3 yet? Remember the scene where the two Borises met? What would your character say to its past or future self? What would YOU say to your past or future self?

    • Author: helig
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
  • Last words

    Well, I'm sure all of us have come up with last words sometime. Or maybe you haven't. I don't know. Anyway, here is your chance. Or, I'd like to see what you'd do with my favorite last words I came up with. "Even Gods have their breaking point." Thought it was pre...

    • Author: Riley
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
  • That final blow

    We all have our breaking point, do we not? But when is that? And what do you think would be the final blow before you shatter into a billion pieces? You tell me.

    • Author: Riley
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
  • Love. Lust.

    I have recently been contemplating the ideas of Love and Lust: their similarities, their differences, and how they can at times be interchangeable. They can coincide with each other, or they can be vehement enemies. The possibilities have had my mind reeling for days. The Challenge...

  • Pre-NaFicWriMo-Challenge

    30,720 That, lieutenants and generals, is the number you get when you multiply 1024 characters by the 30 days in June. Did I just hear someone say, "Gadzooks! That's roughly 5,000 words!" ? Now, now, settle down. NaFicWriMo merely requires 1 completely original, stand alone Ficl...

  • 48 Laws of Power: 5th Law

    One of the interesting things about these laws of power is trying to see how they play out in major political events. The 5th law deals with reputation and I can't think of a more interesting exemplar than the US race for the Republican nomination. The candidates have been busily sava...

  • Secrets

    When writing, the greatest woe is a lack of content. Dreaming up opinions on issues that don't concern you is often very difficult. Looking inwards, on the other hand, seems difficult as well because our darkest secrets reflect the ugliest sides about ourselves. We try to avoid these ...

    • Author: helig
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
  • Put a Price on My Soul

    What is a soul worth? Sometimes it seems as if everything has a price tag nowadays... What is the price of a soul? Be Creative. Have Fun. Think out of the box! Multiple entries are encouraged.

  • Ficly Sandbox

    The idea is easy, joining in is hard. Come play with us. Bring your bucket, scoop, some sunscreen and one of your oldest drafts. No cheating, dump your unedited drafts out as a Ficly, and let's build an amazing castle from your 60 grains (or more) of diamond dust. Don't ch...

    • Author: 32 ^2
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
  • The Elder Scrolls

    I've just finished reading Greg Keyes' "The Infernal City" and "Lord of Souls". The books were great, especially if you like the Elder Scrolls! For this challenge, create the story of an original character using a Cyrodilic mindset. Sure, you may have to do some research if you kno...

    • Author: lenjjr
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
  • Where Rain and Fire Meet

    Long ago, in the place where rain and fire shook hands beneath a weeping tree, a young bird, or at least most thought it was a bird, poked the curved sharp edge of it's beak through the widening cracks of a brittle egg shell.

  • My Inspiration!

    Here's the deal, there are a lot of stories on this site…you probably noticed though. You also may have noticed a little link at the bottom of your screen called "Random Story" nestled between the Ficlets Memorial and the Privacy Policy. Your challenge, dear friends, is to clic...

  • NaFicWriMo

    Who here has heard of National novel writing month? Raise your hand. Those who haven't go to It is a great challenge, writing 50,000 words in a month. But as you all know, not everyone particularly cares for writing novels. For this challenge "National Ficly/...

  • Wasteland, Day to Day

    Our lives are littered with day to day drama, highs and lows related to living life. These events can serve as interesting story fodder, though a huge part of what draws people to fiction is the idea of breaking out of the normal everyday drudgery and escaping into a world outside of ...

  • It's a boy!

    Greetings, fellow ficleters! So, those who know me, most likely know of my Noble Six character. And yes, she did die at one point. But, magically, she poofed back into existence. And is now having a kid. Here is the issue: WHAT DO I MAKE HIM ACT LIKE!? I have no ...

    • Author: Riley
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
  • The End Times!

    Create the end times. What exactly is going to happen on December 21, 2012? Do not write anything you have heard before. Create new ideas and circumstances in which everyone around you is affected. The only limit is that it must be completely original!

    • Author: lenjjr
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
  • Characters! =)

    I love my characters. I dream about them, draw them, even write their birthdays in my diary. Creepy as it may seem, making a character real in your mind gives he/she a dimension in a piece of writing that can rarely be otherwise achieved. Therefore your challenge is this: create...

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