"Ficly is about creativity. ... everyone can carve out fifteen minutes to either continue a story someone else has started, or start something of their own - something simple - two, maybe three paragraphs of a character, a plot or even just a place.
That's the premise. We impose a limit of 1,024 characters because we think constraints are good. They make you choose your words more carefully."
(Jason Garber, Kevin Lawver)
"ficlets is no more. AOL decided to kill the product, but thankfully, since all the content on the site was licensed under Creative Commons, I decided that there's no reason to let the content die. So, consider this the ficlets memorial.
I appreciate the opportunity that AOL gave me to build and launch ficlets with my friends. ... I'm just glad the forty-five thousand (plus) stories that people wrote over the eighteen months that ficlets was around will be around a while longer and may still become the source of some joy in the world."
(Kevin Lawver, January 16, 2009)
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