In Gabrielle Zevin’s All These Things I’ve Done (which you can start reading for a limited time on Figment), chocolate and coffee are illegal. It’s the stuff of nightmares. Fortunately, all the caffeine freaks in New York can still find their fixes… if they know the right people. Meet Anya Balanchine, daughter of one of the biggest NYC crime families around. Legality has never been her strong suit.
In this contest, write about a place where something that’s commonplace today has been declared illegal. (Need inspiration? Close your eyes. Spin around, stop, and point. Open your eyes. Write about the thing you’re pointing at!) It can be as silly or as serious as you’d like it to be. Entries should be 1,200 words or fewer.
How to Enter:
1. Read the full contest rules.
2. Write your entry.
3. On the “Details” tab, in the “Tags” box, put: AllTheseThings.
4. Press “Publish Now.”
5. In about two hours or so, your story will appear among the contest entries, which you can read by clicking the link below.
You have until October 3 at 11:59 PM to enter. Voting will run until October 7th, at which time the ten most-hearted entries will become finalists. The ten finalists will be sent to Gabrielle Zevin who will choose the winners! The first-place winner will receive a copy of All These Things I’ve Done, Godiva Chocolate Truffle Coffee, and a Figment tote bag. Second place will receive Godiva Chocolate Truffle Coffee and a Figment tote bag. Sounds good? Write your entry now!
Click here to see the finalists!