A fun writing site (although I can’t promise content appropriateness). Basic premise, you publish a short story (minimum character count 64, max 1,024). Then people add on prequels or sequels.

Once you’ve written and shared your ficlet, any other user can pick up the narrative thread by adding a prequel or sequel. In this manner, you may know where the story begins, but you’ll never guess where (or even if!) it ends.

You could set something similar up for your class (school, or district) without much effort. It’d give you far more flexibility and possible collaborators than using traditional paper “pass the story around” activities.

Comments on this post

  1. Mindy said on January 28, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    Sad to say, is no more. I’m sure that many Ficlets fans are sad that is no more. We are in the process of constructing a site that might be helpful for them. It’s not a replacement for Ficlets, but it’s a clean start and we’ll build the site based on the feedback we get from the online community. Please give it a try and let us know what we can do to make it fit your needs.
    You can also get more information at our Blurbtree FAQ.