Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!

Revenge of the Return of the Children of FICLY and other flash fiction

2456789

Posts

  • Muse Among MenMuse Among Men Suburban Bunny Princess? Its time for a new shtick Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Yeah I read it too :(

    I wanna write something that rhymes again . . .

  • LarlarLarlar Super Moderator, Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited July 2010
    Quoth wrote: »
    yeah larlar, i can add you but what's the link

    get ready for a shock

    http://ficly.com/authors/larlar

    t organ: you found the way into my heart

    iwantanswers3.png
  • Viscount IslandsViscount Islands [INSERT SoKo HERE] Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    "I have good ideas"?

    God Larlar, how arrogant can you be?

    I want to do with you
    What spring does with the cherry trees.
  • LarlarLarlar Super Moderator, Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited July 2010
    Pretty arrogant.

    iwantanswers3.png
  • SarksusSarksus playing tennisRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I am going to write a story.

    Maybe most of them will be written while I have been drinking.

  • Muse Among MenMuse Among Men Suburban Bunny Princess? Its time for a new shtick Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Ficly won't let me log in . . .

  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I'm going to post what may be the one good "flash fiction" ever written so that maybe we can start to get on with our dang lives

    A Radically Condensed History of Postindustrial Life
    When they were introduced, he made a witticism, hoping to be liked. She laughed extremely hard, hoping to be liked. Then each drove home alone, staring straight ahead, with the very same twist to their faces.

    The man who'd introduced them didn't much like either of them, though he acted as if he did, anxious as he was to preserve good relations at all times. One never knew, after all, now did one now did one now did one.

    www.twitter.com/amazingwarlock
  • Butler For Life #1Butler For Life #1 Member of Twin Club Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Who wrote that?

    wb5cft.png
  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    David Foster Wallace

    www.twitter.com/amazingwarlock
  • A Dabble Of TheloniusA Dabble Of Thelonius Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Well thank goodness we got that out of the way.

    TuckSig.jpg
    Steam - Talon Valdez : Xbox Live & LoL - Talonious Monk
  • Butler For Life #1Butler For Life #1 Member of Twin Club Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    It was pretty good. But there's definitely more good flash fiction out there.

    wb5cft.png
  • A Dabble Of TheloniusA Dabble Of Thelonius Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Honestly I don't like it that much and that last line is shit.


    Opinions, etc.

    TuckSig.jpg
    Steam - Talon Valdez : Xbox Live & LoL - Talonious Monk
  • LarlarLarlar Super Moderator, Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited July 2010
    It was pretty good. But there's definitely more good flash fiction out there.

    Didn't you hear what he said? That's the only good one.

    iwantanswers3.png
  • QuothQuoth the Raven Miami, FL FOR REALRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    i actually didn't like it very much

    i prefer updike and carver

    “Hic non defectus est, sed cattus minxit desuper nocte quadam. Confundatur pessimus cattus qui minxit super librum istum in nocte Daventrie, et consimiliter omnes alii propter illum. Et cavendum valde ne permittantur libri aperti per noctem ubi cattie venire possunt.”
    Site | The Miami Grindstone | Twitter | Dropbox
  • Butler For Life #1Butler For Life #1 Member of Twin Club Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I think it's sort of funny, but so cynical it almost becomes smug. I liked it, didn't love it.

    wb5cft.png
  • QuothQuoth the Raven Miami, FL FOR REALRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    this is a flash story that i like

    http://smokelong.com/flash/danchaon25.asp

    there are many good ones on that site

    “Hic non defectus est, sed cattus minxit desuper nocte quadam. Confundatur pessimus cattus qui minxit super librum istum in nocte Daventrie, et consimiliter omnes alii propter illum. Et cavendum valde ne permittantur libri aperti per noctem ubi cattie venire possunt.”
    Site | The Miami Grindstone | Twitter | Dropbox
  • QuothQuoth the Raven Miami, FL FOR REALRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    oh this one also yes, love stuart dybek

    http://smokelong.com/flash/6419.asp

    “Hic non defectus est, sed cattus minxit desuper nocte quadam. Confundatur pessimus cattus qui minxit super librum istum in nocte Daventrie, et consimiliter omnes alii propter illum. Et cavendum valde ne permittantur libri aperti per noctem ubi cattie venire possunt.”
    Site | The Miami Grindstone | Twitter | Dropbox
  • Butler For Life #1Butler For Life #1 Member of Twin Club Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Quoth wrote: »
    this is a flash story that i like

    http://smokelong.com/flash/danchaon25.asp

    there are many good ones on that site

    I prefer this one to the Wallace story.

    wb5cft.png
  • AneurhythmiaAneurhythmia Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I apparently can't remember what my account on that site is. Balls.

    So, one time, I talked to Stuart Dybek about shrooming.

    1LRdqui.png
  • QuothQuoth the Raven Miami, FL FOR REALRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    how cool is stuart dybek in person

    so cool or not at all cool

    “Hic non defectus est, sed cattus minxit desuper nocte quadam. Confundatur pessimus cattus qui minxit super librum istum in nocte Daventrie, et consimiliter omnes alii propter illum. Et cavendum valde ne permittantur libri aperti per noctem ubi cattie venire possunt.”
    Site | The Miami Grindstone | Twitter | Dropbox
  • Muse Among MenMuse Among Men Suburban Bunny Princess? Its time for a new shtick Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Hurm, someone write me my World War 2 porno. It would be appreciated.

  • A Dabble Of TheloniusA Dabble Of Thelonius Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I apparently can't remember what my account on that site is. Balls.

    Annie

    TuckSig.jpg
    Steam - Talon Valdez : Xbox Live & LoL - Talonious Monk
  • QuothQuoth the Raven Miami, FL FOR REALRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    starring captain jack harkness

    “Hic non defectus est, sed cattus minxit desuper nocte quadam. Confundatur pessimus cattus qui minxit super librum istum in nocte Daventrie, et consimiliter omnes alii propter illum. Et cavendum valde ne permittantur libri aperti per noctem ubi cattie venire possunt.”
    Site | The Miami Grindstone | Twitter | Dropbox
  • LarlarLarlar Super Moderator, Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited July 2010
    Quoth wrote: »
    oh this one also yes, love stuart dybek

    http://smokelong.com/flash/6419.asp

    I really like this.

    iwantanswers3.png
  • Butler For Life #1Butler For Life #1 Member of Twin Club Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    That is an amazing story.

    wb5cft.png
  • Muse Among MenMuse Among Men Suburban Bunny Princess? Its time for a new shtick Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Yeah, that one was good.

  • QuothQuoth the Raven Miami, FL FOR REALRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    sorry guys, only one good flash fic ever written, and those are not it

    everything else, just poop and smelly boners

    “Hic non defectus est, sed cattus minxit desuper nocte quadam. Confundatur pessimus cattus qui minxit super librum istum in nocte Daventrie, et consimiliter omnes alii propter illum. Et cavendum valde ne permittantur libri aperti per noctem ubi cattie venire possunt.”
    Site | The Miami Grindstone | Twitter | Dropbox
  • A Dabble Of TheloniusA Dabble Of Thelonius Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Maybe I'll just delete my old stories and repost them under a new name.

    TuckSig.jpg
    Steam - Talon Valdez : Xbox Live & LoL - Talonious Monk
  • Muse Among MenMuse Among Men Suburban Bunny Princess? Its time for a new shtick Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    S-smelly boners?

  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Quoth wrote: »
    this is a flash story that i like

    http://smokelong.com/flash/danchaon25.asp

    there are many good ones on that site

    this is...totally different in terms of structure and length

    www.twitter.com/amazingwarlock
  • QuothQuoth the Raven Miami, FL FOR REALRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    and not delicious smells either

    stinky green baby poop smells

    “Hic non defectus est, sed cattus minxit desuper nocte quadam. Confundatur pessimus cattus qui minxit super librum istum in nocte Daventrie, et consimiliter omnes alii propter illum. Et cavendum valde ne permittantur libri aperti per noctem ubi cattie venire possunt.”
    Site | The Miami Grindstone | Twitter | Dropbox
  • A Dabble Of TheloniusA Dabble Of Thelonius Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I mean. It's been almost a year. I bet nobody would even notice.

    TuckSig.jpg
    Steam - Talon Valdez : Xbox Live & LoL - Talonious Monk
  • AneurhythmiaAneurhythmia Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Quoth wrote: »
    how cool is stuart dybek in person

    so cool or not at all cool

    We talked about synesthetic hallucination, and he told me he wanted words to resemble their meaning in physical appearance. He spent like four or five minutes trying to come up with an example, and I completely forgot what it was. I hope he wrote it down.

    Talon: Dammit, don't undermine my excuses to not shit on my keyboard.

    1LRdqui.png
  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I was being a little tongue-in-cheek (arrrgh I hate that) but I really do not care for flash fiction

    so many people use it as "a little short story," too, which is unfortunate

    www.twitter.com/amazingwarlock
  • A Dabble Of TheloniusA Dabble Of Thelonius Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I am undermining so many things, Annie, I can't even keep track anymore. Your excuses are but a sidenote in the margins of the ledger of failures that is my life.

    TuckSig.jpg
    Steam - Talon Valdez : Xbox Live & LoL - Talonious Monk
  • QuothQuoth the Raven Miami, FL FOR REALRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    welcome to the flash fiction thread

    clearly meant for people who do not care for flash fiction

    seriously though, i don't know how much or what you've read but if you're dismissing it wholesale like that then i'm sad for you

    “Hic non defectus est, sed cattus minxit desuper nocte quadam. Confundatur pessimus cattus qui minxit super librum istum in nocte Daventrie, et consimiliter omnes alii propter illum. Et cavendum valde ne permittantur libri aperti per noctem ubi cattie venire possunt.”
    Site | The Miami Grindstone | Twitter | Dropbox
  • TenTen Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Hey, I'm on that list! I'd forgotten I'd written those things, they were kinda not bad-ish. I think I'll stick to writing code for now though.

  • SarksusSarksus playing tennisRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I made an account.

    http://ficly.com/authors/sarksus

    I'll write something later. I promise.

  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I've read a lot

    some authors really transcend the form with it, but they are super rare

    I think it has a very particular niche and a lot of people try to make it broader than it has the capacity to be

    I do understand that a lot of folks have done really interesting things with it (from DFW to a radically attenuated version of Nabokov's Signs and Symbols that was, frankly, incredible) but I think most of it is terrible

    see: ficly

    To speak without hyperbole, honestly, I think it takes a very particular kind of sensibility that not many authors have, and I think it's easy to fall into a place where one is accustomed to looking at new concepts through the lens of a flash fiction writer, which is a Bad Thing

    www.twitter.com/amazingwarlock
  • QuothQuoth the Raven Miami, FL FOR REALRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    i am really not sure why you want to have a conversation on why flash fiction is terrible in a thread devoted to people writing flash fiction

    to speak without hyperbole, i think there is plenty of delightful flash fiction out there and i have linked to a site that showcases it, just one of many out there, and that is only scratching the surface because there is also a lot of published flash that isn't available online

    ficly is a collection of amateur writers practicing their craft in (i presume) an effort to get better at it, so why you would hold that up as any kind of example of the potential of the style is beyond me

    “Hic non defectus est, sed cattus minxit desuper nocte quadam. Confundatur pessimus cattus qui minxit super librum istum in nocte Daventrie, et consimiliter omnes alii propter illum. Et cavendum valde ne permittantur libri aperti per noctem ubi cattie venire possunt.”
    Site | The Miami Grindstone | Twitter | Dropbox
Sign In or Register to comment.