The Light and the Dark

Avatar Author: Drake West Plagued with a million stories in my mind. Can't finish a one of them. This site should help :) Read Bio

I was introduced to Ficly during and online writing course from a SUNY (State University of New York). I had never even considered writing for a random audience. It was intriguing, but as part of a single week’s assignment for the course, I was compelled.

What a liberating experience!

Ficly seemed perfect in every way. A great format, even now, as I type I note the decreasing characters in the lower right…oh boy, crossing 600!

I enjoyed the community immensely as well. Meeting people, virtually. Collaborating in great projects like Nior and Ascension with amazing talent made me feel like I achieved a new plateau in my writing.

Now there are some downsides here for me that must be mentioned in fairness:

No comments on my work – that hurts, but is absolutely no one’s fault
The Sequeling function is rarely picked up – so much potential…

and of course the worst thing ever – Ficly dies.









Thank you Ficly for liberating my writing and opening my mind.

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Comments (2 so far!)

  1. Avatar August 2nd

    Well now… let me see. In short pieces like this, one rarely has the space necessary to carry two threads of interest successfully. I don’t know whether this piece is about you or about Ficly: it seems to vacillate between the two. You might have done better to focus on one and cover the other in a sequel. Spelling, grammar, whimsical punctuation and paragraphization (if I may coin such a word) aside, … oh, fuck it. It was a pleasure, Drake. Hope we cross paths again.

  2. Avatar HSAR

    Like much of the literary canon, I suspect Ficly’s value will only be properly understood long after it is but dust and echoes.

    Pleasure was mine, Drake. Never stop writing.

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