Cats and dogs. Robots and Aliens. Jedi and Sith. Vampires and Werewolves. Monkeys and snakes (look it up!). Some creatures seem predisposed, nay, destined to live their lives in fierce opposition to their counterparts. When they finally come face to face, will what began as a natural rivalry escalate into a fight to the death, or will they find some way to coexist when their very natures seem to prohibit it?
This week’s challenge, inspired by L.A Weatherly’s Angel Burn: create a story in which two natural enemies are thrown together. Entries must be no longer than 1200 words.
How to Enter:
1) Start something new
2) Write your entry, press “publish now”
3) On the “details” page, tag your story as enemycontest
4) Wait the hour or so it sometimes takes for your entries to appear below.
All entries must be in by 6pm EST on June 22, 2011. Then YOU vote for the entries until 6pm EST on June 26, 2011. The top hearted entries will become finalists, and will be judged by L.A. Weatherly, who will choose the overall winner. A runner up will be chosen by a panel of Fig-judges.
And, for good measure, here’s the AWESOME winner’s prize package, offered by the magnificent Candlewick Press: 1 copy of Angel Burn, 1 Angel Burn Bag, 1 set of temporary Angel Burn tattoos, and 1 $50.00 iTunes gift card! Yes, yes, calm down, screaming crowd.
The runner up will receive a Figment tote, and a survival kit assembled by Figment staff. The contents are top-secret, but you’ll find clues in the Angel Burn excerpt, which you can read here.
If you are interested in being a judge, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know! If you become a judge, you may not enter.
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, and the Figment Facebook page. Independent promotion on sites unrelated to Figment, like personal Facebook or Twitter accounts, is fine.
3. Works must be submitted according to the instructions above 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 book must be created for the contest; adapting an old work 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. 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.