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  • Dear Santa...

    Dear Santa, Please make Emily wear the “Santa’s Little Helper” outfit I got her and have her call me sir all Christmas! She would look so good, it could be so fun, but she won’t agree to do it! All I want for Christmas is a fest...

    • Author: K-Jellybean
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Without Walls

    It was in the thirteenth year of my travels that I came to Oulipo. From afar, one cannot imagine it is a city for there are no structures to define it. The steppes on which Oulipo is settled are so vast the Earth falls away at the extremes of vision, c...

    • Author: Spiderj
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • How to get featured

    Basically if you see a Ficly you really like and want it to get featured so everyone can read it, or you just want people to read something you wrote that you think is amazing, just start a conversation in the comments. Oh, and, you know, write a good ...

  • Logical Expressions (AND, OR, NOT..)

    Before leaving the closet, I massaged my face, working the lubricant into the little joints and motors. Humans don’t like when you’re not echoing their expressions. It’s instinctual for them, and, like typical solipsists, they assume ...

    • Author: orikae
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Snacktime Onboard the USS Ficly

    “Captain!” Lone Writer bellowed from the starboard railing. “The Code Sharks are nearly upon us!” “No!” Kevin cried in horror, “If they reach the hull they’ll scramble our Code and the Ficly beta site wil...

    • Author: Lone Writer
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Next Breed of Thief

    The streets were neon lit to high noon; still not many dared travel them after dark. Only a disturbance would arouse a few from their ports. I stood in a dim alley, the breeze blowing the ends of my long trench coat about my ankles. There were some act...

  • A Weird Thing Happened On My Way To the Moon.

    The old man clenched his teeth, at the thought of one more humiliating honor. Forty years of living a lie had taken a toll on the senior statesman. He sat back and tried to calm himself down and remember all the reasons this lie was important to the fr...

  • Random walk

    I know a mathematician’s an unlikely survivor. But it’s not axiomatic. By the time I realized I was in trouble, there was only one way to go: up. I locked the door, made sure the windows were secure, and ran up to the second floor. I peeked...

    • Author: Phil Plait
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Something From This Century

    g2 shrugged and perched before the piano. “Any requests?”she cried. “Something with some zip,” Alro called from the wheel. “Its a chase scene, remember?” The Irish Pianist shrugged and pounced on the keys with “...

  • HOLY SHIT, ZOMBOTS (Mature)

    Nothing fucking matters anymore. You? Me? Hell, no. This house, your wife, your kids? Fuck, no. They’re fucking dead, man, and I’ll tell you why: it’s the Zombots. Yeah, that’s right. Zombie robots. Shit my balls, right? You wou...

    • Author: Shorty
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Don't Go Down To The Bottomless Lake Today

    The gardens were beautiful at this time of year. The flowers were like a rainbow fallen to earth and the air was heavy with their scent. It took an army of gardeners to maintain the acres of lawn but it was worth it. Juno did not often come to the gard...

    • Author: thelostgirl
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Ficly Goes Live

    “My boots!” Lone Writer wailed despairingly. “My boots are ruined!!” Every head on the island shot up and every pair of eyes focused on LW. “Is that…?” Started Band Baby, eyes wide. “Its…” Blu...

    • Author: Lone Writer
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Nightmare in the couldersack

    It was the summer holidays in cornwall and young boy no older than 10 wandered across the road he had short scruffy blonde hair, pudgy cheecks and short weak knees. He wandered across the road which resided in the couldersack sheilding his eyes from th...

    • Author: Henjo
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • Muffy is Pissed Off. (Mature)

    I looked at her. She looked at me. I stood up. “That’s it.” I said, starting to pace around the room. “That’s it. That’s it. I’m not gonna take it anymore.” My teacher asked me what I wasn’t going t...

  • Following The North Star

    Captain Jason eyed the bridge and pointed to ALRO, “Man the wheel, mister,” “Aye, Cap! Heading?” “Anywhere from here, lest the SS AOL find us and scuttle us where we sail,” THX quipped. The captain nodded, “Ind...

  • What I Expect A Comment On A 1 Star Rated Story Sounds Like

    I found This story, And how it sounds, Rather perfunctory Sorry, see you around :)

    • Author: Tad Winslow
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 2 out of 5
  • Captain Jason, He's A Hero

    Jason donned his Captain’s cap and smiled grimly. The Ficleteers of the USS Ficlets manned their battle stations as well as they could. “Jason-” LW started. “That’s Captain Jason to you!” He bellowed dramatically. &#...

    • Author: Lone Writer
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • No News.

    No shops were closed on the cold September. No newspaper boys with heavy coats and loud voices yelled, “Extra Extra Read all about it.” No schools were closed. No kids stayed home. No flags hung at half mast. Which is funny because she was ...

  • A Conversation With Shay

    “Before we die, Shay,” I said to my best friend, “we have to promise each other one thing.” “What?” “We have to go on that European road trip we’ve always wanted to do,” I smiled at her. “Yes!...

    • Author: Mr.Gabriel
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The Third Chair Gets Heard.

    The third chair trumpet, I felt no nerves at all as I slicked my pretty pencil lips. My fingers don’t shiver with pugilistic pulsing on the valves Jazz the niggers called it should be felt in my virgin hips count the meter COUNT IT (it breaks Bas...

  • The Hidden

    The narrow crawl space is hot with their frantic breath, their exhaled prayers whispered in time with the stomping of thick boots throughout the house. “Save, Hashem, Your people.” The sound of heavy footsteps stops suddenly above them.

    • Author: jesteram
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Summer Is Better

    Murder is more practical in summer than in any other season. Take the untimely demise of my late wife Marsha for example. Had I killed her in winter, spring or fall, she would surely have been instantly missed, because those are the seasons during whic...

    • Author: Bob Liddil
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Death

    Firstly, I only exist in the Spirit World. I forget what dimention it is, 4th or 5th or something. No mere Human can find me! I only ventured into the human world once. It was a disaster! I was bored with the Spirit World, so I made myself visible to h...

  • What was his is now yours.

    The hide peeled back easily enough over the muscles and organs but needed a little extra tug to pull free of the bones. The skinning knife was sharp and the work went smooth. His father stood above him as he worked, admiring the way the unpracticed boy...

  • A Cold September

    . . . . . . . They were holding hands, when they jumped. _____________________________________________________________________

  • The Ficly Beta Testers

    “Do you swear to uphold all that is Ficly?” Kevin demanded. “We do.” Each author said in turn. Kevin was satisfied and presented them the secret Ficly URL. At first all was silent, the authors weren’t used to the newness o...

    • Author: Lone Writer
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Now you can't leave

    The bartender stopped wiping the glass he had been absently cleaning, and silence seemed to envelop the bar as I could feel the weight of a dozen pairs of eyes on me. “What’s wrong with you people?” I challenged. I wasn’t worrie...

    • Author: JimF
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • If I only had a heart..

    I opened the rickety liquor cabinet and placed the jar along with the other ones. I marked the date and brand with a pen. If I ever had company, they’d have quite a selection of.. home-brewed liquor. The hinge squeaked as I shut it. I made a ment...

    • Author: orikae
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Six Word Challenges

    A Touch of Madness: I think. Therefore I am hunted. Space Western Lollapalooza: John Wayne dismounts horse onto Mars. Stranger Than Fiction: She writes my love into existence. I Knew I Should Have Turned Left at Albuquerque: I should have called a cab....

  • I forgot

    I forgot the laws of gravity, and I learned how to fly. I forgot the cycle of day and night, and never ran out of time. And I forgot about economy, money appeared on sight. I forgot about our morals, what was wrong was now right. I forgot that nations ...

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