Join us every Friday on the hashtag #FriDare and get challenged! The weekly Dare is pinned to @micascotti ahead of time. The Dare is meant to be a challenge to writers looking to expand their creative compass, and it often involves humor, one of the toughest things to write. Post responses anytime Friday (your local time) with the hashtag added to your post.
At 9pm EST Friday/2am GMT Saturday, the Tweeter who got the most Likes (1 point) and ReTweets (2 points) on a single Tweet wins the following:
- (Undergoing trial period.) A 1-page edit OR query critique by Beta Frank, transferable to 2nd place if 1st place doesn’t need it
- A .png medal you can post on your Twitter background or elsewhere
- A place on our Leaderboards (and a chance at yearly prizes!)
- One (1) gem if you play Habitica
#FriDare Hall of Fame
2017 #FriDare Champion: @don_lorah (8 wins)
2017 #FriDare High Score: @mumbletoes (101 points)
2018 #FriDare Champion: @don_lorah (10 wins)
2018 #FriDare High Score: @OtterGoddessKel (304 points)
- Adhere to Dare word counts and other limiters, if any.
- Posts not closely related to the Dare cannot win.
- Incoherent posts cannot win.
- No buy links (unless the Dare says they’re ok).
- Post single-Tweet responses unless otherwise noted.
- Adding images, GIFs, and other hashtags is encouraged!
Judging and Awarding
As the host of #FriDare, Mica (@micascotti) will be the judge of the winners according to the scoring and rules listed above. She begins scoring after 9pm EST/2am GMT, so any Likes/Retweets added after she sees the post will be missed. Please DM Mica in a non-accusatory manner if you believe her scoring to be incorrect in a way that affects the first place contestant. (Keep in mind that scores are based on your BEST Tweet, not your total across ALL Tweets.) The winner is posted by 10pm EST/3am GMT, and the prizes may be delivered to the winner via Twitter DM as late as Monday. Mica will also add your medal to your Twitter background for you upon request.
Week 1: Write text for an inspirational poster that involves some kind of condiment!
When troubles surround you, mustard the courage to persevere. #FriDare
— Janice Fosse (@JaniceFosse) March 4, 2016
Week 4: Attach a Biblical or Renaissance painting and caption it.
— Tara Lundmark (@TaraLundmark) March 25, 2016
Week 6: Write lines of dialogue between people considering divorce.
“I’ll love you forever,” he said.
She hesitated. “You will?” She looked up.
He was talking to an egg roll. She signed the papers. #FriDare
— Stephanie Porcello (@StephPorcello) April 8, 2016
Week 11: Tell the last line of a really good ghost story.
Only her Twitter feed remains. If you tweet “Oxford Comma” three times, she’ll follow, unfollow, and follow you again…forever. #FriDare
— Stephanie Porcello (@StephPorcello) May 13, 2016
Week 15: Misuse an Idiom
I thought is was raining cats and dogs but it was just the pet store exploding. #FriDare
— seafordmath (@don_lorah) June 10, 2016
Week 19: Write a poem from the perspective of a firework.
I was made to rise in darkness.
But my heart was built in war.
I will give the last full measure
and bring the light.#FriDare
— Steven (@McJoberdeen) July 8, 2016
Week 22: Post a fantasy image and caption it as if all the people/creatures are office workers.
This is the last time you switch the regular coffee with Decaf!! pic.twitter.com/Fcd8mxaqxy
— Assaph Mehr (@assaphmehr) July 29, 2016
Week 24: What is your robot REALLY thinking?
Defibrillator machine: “Have you tried switching him off and on again?” #FriDare
— Mark Farley (@mumbletoes) August 12, 2016
Week 26: Write a line of sports commentary that accidentally has innuendo.
— Phoebe L. (@Phoebe_LShade) August 26, 2016
Week 28: Caption an image of a toy as if it were homicidal.
— Mark Farley (@mumbletoes) September 9, 2016
Week 30: Write lines of dialogue for a failed first date.
— Ginger Lee (@gingerlee13) September 23, 2016