You pick up an object. It’s glowing faintly. It’s made of some kind of stone – or maybe glass? The surface is cold to the touch. And when you listen hard enough, you can hear it whispering…what would happen if you whispered back?
Now it’s your turn: In 1500 words or fewer, write a short story in which a person finds a magical object with mysterious powers. What the object does, how it works, and what it looks like are all up to you.
In The Seven Realms series by Cinda Williams Chima, Han finds a mysterious amulet that turns out to to have an evil – but very personal – history. (You’ll have to read the series to find out what it does…).
How to Enter:
1. Read the full contest rules
2. Write your entry
3. On the “Details” tab, in the “Tags” box, put: MagicalContest
4. Press “Publish Now”
5. In about 2 hours or so, your contest entry will appear BELOW.
The deadline for entries is Tuesday, September 6 at 6pm EST. Then you get to decide the top stories by hearting your favorite entries before Friday, September 9 at 6pm EST. A panel of Figment moderators and editors will choose the 1st and 2nd out of the top ten hearted stories, and a 3rd place winner will be chosen out of EVERYONE who enters. 1st place will get a copy of every book in The Seven Realms series and a figment tote/stickers, 2nd place will receive a $20 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble, and the random winner will receive a figment tote, stickers, and $10 to Barnes & Noble. Good luck, Figs!