There’s nothing that ratchets up tension quite like a character that can’t remember anything from his or her past. In honor of Mercy by Rebecca Lim (which you can begin reading on Figment), we’re hosting the Forgotten Contest!
Write a story that begins with a character waking up without any idea who he or she is. Entries should be 1000 words long or fewer.
How to enter:
-Read the full rules at the bottom of this post
-Create a new writing
-Tag it forgottencontest
-Be sure to press “Publish Now”
-Wait the hour or so it sometimes takes for entries to show up BELOW.
The deadline is Sunday 5/22 at 9:00 PM EST. Then YOU decide the finalists by voting on your favorite entries; you can vote until Friday 5/27 at 6:00 PM EST. The top hearted entries will become finalists, and finalists will be judged by Rebecca Lim. The winner will receive a copy of Mercy, get highlighted on our blog, and a retro-robot alarm clock. Good luck, one and all! Full rules below:
1. One entry per person, please.
2. The promotion of your contest entry is not allowed on Figment. This includes self-promotion and the promotion of other users’ contest entries in the Figment forums, the comments and reviews of stories, the comments on users’ profiles, and the Figment Facebook page. Independent promotion on sites unrelated to Figment, like personal Facebook or Twitter accounts, is fine.
3. Works must be published between the announcement of the contest and the closure of the contest. Entries created before the start date or after the end date will not be included in the pages of contest entries and will be ineligible to win. This means a new story must be created for the contest; adapting an old story published before the start of the contest will make the entry ineligible to win.
4. The rules of the contest are both strict and open to interpretation by a moderator.
5. It is the user’s responsibility to properly tag the story so that the story appears within the contest submissions. Untagged or improperly tagged stories will not be shown with the submissions and will not be eligible to win.
6. The creation of multiple accounts to heart or otherwise vote for your contest entry on Figment is prohibited, and may result in the disqualification of that entry, the deletion of your Figment account, and/or the blocking of your IP address permanently from the site, at the moderator’s discretion.