Ficlets are micro stories that are uploaded to ficlets.com. Other contributors can then write a prequel or sequel to your ficlet. Popular ficlets can lead to many more ficlets.
One of my early thoughts when looking at one of the currently popular ficlets was that this results in a directed graph, and that I’d like to see that, so I could track through the longest chain. Here’s the results of version 1 (click on the graph to see it full-size):
My script generates the file format used by GraphViz. I can actually generate an image map with GraphViz, but so far I haven’t worked out how I put an image map in a wordpress posting.