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August 2023 Writing Challenge: Introduce yourself

As decided by vote, here's the next challenge, proposed by me: A little autobiography never hurt anyone (or maybe that's part of your tragic backstory?). Tell us about yourself and what you're ...
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June–July 2023 Writing Challenge: Voices of Protest

As decided by moderator edict, here's the next challenge: It's already a significant part of the way through the month and I just don't feel like it's appropriate to do a normal challenge. SE ...
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May 2023 Writing Challenge: Secret Specialized Knowledge

As decided by vote, here's the next challenge, proposed by Mary: Write a scene in which the point-of-view character reveals specialized knowledge by what he describes of what he sees, WITHOUT ...
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April 2023 Writing Challenge: A fighter against the rebellion

As decided by vote, here's the next challenge, proposed by Selina: Your protagonist, a fighter against the rebellion, goes to a rebel camp. Go onward and write! Then post your story here as an ...
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March 2023 Writing Challenge: Science Fantasy

As decided by vote, here's the next challenge, proposed by me: You know about science fiction. You know about fantasy. Write a work that straddles both genres. Go onward and write! Then post your ...
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February 2023 Writing Challenge: Killing for a cause

As decided by vote, here's the next challenge, proposed by Selina: Write a scene where the protagonist is forced to hurt or kill a friend/someone they are close to, to achieve a purpose. (For example,...
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January 2023 Writing Challenge: Ironic Contrast

As decided by vote, here's the next challenge, proposed by Mary: Write a scene where the setting is an ironic contrast to the action: a lone character on a blustery, chilly day rejoicing over news of ...
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December 2022 Writing Challenge: Talking with the prisoner

As decided by vote, here's the next challenge, proposed by Selina Write a scene where the protagonist speaks with their prisoner. Go onward and write! Then post your story here as an answer, and get ...
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November 2022 Writing Challenge: Death of the protagonist

As decided by vote, here's the next challenge, proposed by Joelle Boulet: Write a scene where the protagonist dies or stops existing Go onward and write! Then post your story here as an answer, and ...
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October 2022 Writing Challenge: Revenge

As decided by vote, here's the next challenge, proposed by towr: Is a life lived well the best revenge? Is it a dish best served cold? Is it the petard you hoist yourself by?* Write a scene about ...
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September 2022 Writing Challenge: Conversation with themself

As decided by vote, here's the next challenge, proposed by Joelle Boulet: Write a scene where a character has a conversation with themself (either via time travel nonsense, an internal back and forth,...
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August 2022 Writing Challenge: Weatherwise

As decided by vote, here's the next challenge, proposed by Mary: Write a scene in which weather is a significant factor. Whether for effects on the events, or as a thematic comment. Or both. Go ...
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July 2022 Writing Challenge: Sharing Secrets, Coming Out, Spilling the Tea

As decided by vote, here's the next challenge, as written by me: Sharing Secrets, Coming Out, Spilling the Tea Write a story in which a secret is revealed. Maybe you have a coming out story from ...
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June 2022 Writing Challenge: Transformations

As decided by vote, here's the next challenge, proposed by Nyctophobia457: Write a scene where the character transforms into another creature. For example, they transform an animal or a hideous ...
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May 2022 Writing Challenge: Sensory experiences

As decided by vote, here's the next challenge, proposed by Mary: Write a scene where the point of view character comments on sensory experiences from at least three different senses. Go onward and ...
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April 2022 Writing Challenge: Write a mute character

As decided by vote, here's the next challenge, as proposed by Ceramicmrno0b: Write a mute character Many of your favorite fiction characters can speak. What if they couldn't? Write a scene, any scene ...
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March 2022 Writing Challenge: Writing it again, with a different len

As decided by vote, here's the next challenge: Writing it again, with a different len Write the same story twice (or more), but with different word counts that make each version distinct. Post both (...
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February 2022 Writing Challenge: Tell a story with a terminal log

As decided by popular vote, the challenge this month is: Tell a story with a terminal log. Somebody is poking through a computer through the terminal. Try to tell what they're after and who they are ...
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