Good things rarely lurk in the dark, let alone underground. There’s just something about basements and subterranean caves that makes us think the shadow in the corner has sharp teeth (The Descent, anyone?). Despite the possibility of a lifetime full of nightmare-riddled sleep, we still love reading and watching horror, and keep coming back for more.
Your task: In no more than 1700 words, write a terrifying, nightmare-inducing piece (poem, short story, etc.) that takes place underground.
How to Enter:
1. Read the full rules here
2. Create a new writing
3. Tag it undergroundcontest
4. Make sure to press “Publish Now”
5. Wait the hour or so for your entry to show up BELOW
The deadline for entries is August 26 at 6:00PM EST. Then YOU decide the finalists by voting on your favorite entries; you can vote until August 31 at 6:00PM EST. The 10 top hearted entries will become finalists, and the winners will be chosen by the Figmods. The first place winner will receive a Horror Classics movie pack, the second place winner will receive a copy of Poltergeist, and a third random winner will receive a Figment tote and stickers.