NaFicWriMo: June!

Scrawler’s Secret posted this challenge, which bears repeating LOUDLY from every rampart, bridge, tower, and observatory of the Ficly House. (See Our Strange And Wonderful House

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 “National Ficly/Ficlet Writing Month” I challenge you to write one Ficly, Ficlet for older members, each day of the month of June. In honor of this, and as a reminder, there will be a new button at the top of the webpage, for June only, that links to the official challenge, not to be judged.

Do not enter the stories as if they were part of the challenge, instead tag them with NaFicWriMo.

The catch: None of them can be a prequel or sequel, of your own work or of others’. One. New. Ficly. A. Day.

You have the rest of May to prepare.

Dig deep and find your original ideas hiding inside as you burrow through the words laying near the surface.

(Adding a room to the Ficly House for yourself is a viable entry for at least one day of June!)

Happy writing!


  • Robert Quick


  • neil kant


  • Abby (LoA)


  • Tad Winslow


  • Msmydaisy

    I’m in!

  • nhrn

    I haven’t written something for Ficly in ages, but this sounds like an amusing enough challenge for me to start up again.

  • Kihd


  • Abby (LoA)

    cccccc-combo breaker!!!

  • memento

    We should all write a new room into the Great House as our first entry for NaFicWriMo. A communal starting challenge, if you will.

  • Abstract

    As with nhrn above, this would be the perfect opportunity for me to get back in the saddle.

  • Garsecg

    Pokes head above water I’m mainly working on other projects at the moment, but this would be a good chance to do something different. What the heck, count me in.

  • Jae

    I’m with Memento on this. Since I missed the challenge my first entry will craft my personal room in the Ficly House. Otherwise it’s about time I met a writing goal and this won’t be hard .

  • BiC

    Greetings, Lady Elsha of Hawk Manor! – Agghh… You got me. Count me in. (I’m such a sucker for a good challenge.)

  • Robert Quick


  • In Night's Arms

    Oh I can’t believe I got sick and forgot! Aghghghgh

  • Garsecg

    Well, I’ll have to drop out of NaFicWriMo as it turns out, but I’ll still write a month’s worth of Jenny Everywhere stories.

  • Garsecg

    OK, I guess I’m sort of back on the wagon? I’m one story away from being caught up, so yeah.

  • Princess Binky Lemontwist (LoA)

    Nice, Garsecg! Welcome back to the wagon?

  • Robert Quick

    Hey folks! I have heard a few complaints about people running out of ideas. As I told Princess LemonTwist and Garsecg, I am available if you need a couple of ideas to get you through a day. However what is getting me through the month is Tad Winslow’s Pre-FicWriMo challenge ( Though the challenge is over, you can make a list for yourself to follow OR you can peruse the ideas that are there to see if anything fires up your creativity. Good luck and please contribute in whatever way you can.

  • Les Orchard

    Crud. I tried throwing myself into this as a way to get started on writing ficlets again, but then immediately got swamped with 12-18 hour work days for 3 weeks solid. Kudos to everyone who made it through the whole month!