Sing-Song Challenge!

by g2 (la pianista irlandesa)
originally published at 08:25PM on Friday, June 13, 2008

I’ve decided to present a challenge to all y’all out there.

~Take a song (or a line from a song), and write a story from it. For example, how did the guy in “If I had a million dollars” get that million?

Get the idea?
Here’s the catch: You must add onto the story. Example: You can’t just use the story given in, say, “Rocky Raccoon;” it’s right there, and that’s no fun.
As long as you add to the story in some way, shape or form, you’re good to go.

I’ll start judging entries on July 14th. (That doesn’t mean that’s when I’ll announce the winner) That’s plenty of time.

Don’t let me down, now!


  • from THX 0477:

    Couldn’t resist. It’s an extremely silly and dated entry, but it’s been bouncing around in my head all night.

  • from JMSquire:

    I thought for awhile about which song I would like to write a bit about, when the perfect one came on… so I just went with it. Great challenge.

  • from g2 (la pianista irlandesa):

    I changed the deadline date… gives all of yous out there more time.

  • from NightMaiden:

    Is it alright if I use a character from my own series? Oh, I have a lovely idea for it, I hope you like it. : )

  • from ♠Ana Cristina♥:

    How could I not enter this challenge, music lover that I am. My only worry is that I didn’t do my song choice the justice it deserves. Great challenge!

  • from ALRO613 ♪ LoA ♫:

    I wrote an entire series based on one of my favorite sabbath songs!
    So i might just take another stab at a Song inspired ficlet!
    Great idea!

  • from ALRO613 ♪ LoA ♫:

    I played.

  • from Eckhouse:

    How did I miss this challenge? Terrific idea. Entering as we speak.

  • from Blusparrow:

    Omg, I don’t know how I missed it either. I have the bestest idea!

  • from John Perkins:

    Entered. Probably won’t make any sense to most people.

  • from Ridcully Calvert:

    Nice idea for a challenge.

    I have added my own creation.


  • from invisibility_disability:

    I entered! Fantastic challenge, btw.

  • from OrangeOreos:

    I love these challenges.

    I have an idea, but let’s see if it works on paper…