Welcome to 2011!

I’d like to start this year by proclaiming a new celebration. The month of January, yes the entire month, shall now be known as ‘Monthquel’, the month for celebrating the sequel and the prequel. For those who don’t know, one of the very cool things about this site is that you or anyone else can jump right into a story and add a sequel or prequel. Most authors consider it the highest form of praise, so don’t be shy about it.

I mean, after all, it is Monthquel after all.

To celebrate, first of all, go jump into someone else’s literary universe, invade their creative orbit, and throw a sequel or prequel onto their ficly. Second, if someone does it to you: Step 1) Rejoice! Step 2) Come back here and post a link to that wonderful sequel or prequel. Step 3) Go do it to someone else! Step 4) If you feel the need, go and use the potty.

I’m not sure if all those steps apply directly, but I don’t see any harm. We can all use a reminder now and again, right. Also, keep your eyes peeled for a sequel/prequel themed challenge from yours truly in the next week.

Happy Ficlying, and Merry Montquel!

10 comments Posted 2011-01-02 Author: THX 0477


  • J. Rein B.

    Happy New Year THX!
    And umm, Merry Monthquel!

  • Abstract

    The year has chang├Ęd, pass’d in annals vast
    Of time forever vanish’d in the past.
    Th’eleventh year does come upon us now
    As joyously as all it does know how.
    The gauntlet set, the challenge writ above
    Compels us find some ficly post to love
    And smother in th’addition of a post
    And the original creator toast.
    The annum old bequeaths to us its hope;
    The new, the thoughts of those who must write still.
    Good Ficly wants to widen out its scope
    And all the voids of sequel hooks we’ll fill.
    We’ll dust off every plot device and trope
    For this, our very first Merry Monthquel.

  • Robert Quick

    Amen, Amen Amen. To all three of you! Let it be done! (Also beautiful work, AR)

  • stargazer1960

    Neat idea. I think it is great to use other’s for creative inspiration.

  • ElshaHawk (LoA)

    Flurry of sequeling challenges springing up! Great place to begin to fulfill this mission.

  • Robert Quick

    We need a place on here to share contests. I always leave them on the blog even though it’s rarely appropriate. Anyway NPR is having another 3 minute contest found here:

  • H.S. Wift

    This seems like fun. What better time to pick up the pen than this new era of creativity, where amateur writers have taken it upon theselves to rename January. Happy New Year all. I congratulate THX on choosing to change the names of months, Rorschach for taking up poetry and Elsha for changing her avatar pic for the first time since the dawn of existance. Have fun all, Imma try and do some sequelling too this month.

  • ElshaHawk (LoA)

    @Wift thanks, I think.. ppppffffaahahaha.

  • RoseTone ~LoA~

  • RoseTone ~LoA~