People may call you a lot of things. Doctor. Mother. Loser. Beautiful. If you work at Figment, genius. What? How did that slip in? I don’t even . . .
In Catherine Gilbert Murdock’s Wisdom’s Kiss (which you can start reading for a limited time on Figment), Princess Wisdom—known as “Dizzy”—has never been comfortable with her title. She doesn’t like the propriety. She doesn’t like the responsibility. She doesn’t like being a princess. She would do almost anything to find adventure, including agreeing to marry a duke from a neighboring kingdom whose mother has always been jealous of Wisdom’s family’s throne.
For this contest, write a story in which a character is uncomfortable with one of his or her titles. How did she get that title? Why does he want to be free of it? Keep entries to 1,200 words or fewer.
How to Enter:
1. Read the full contest rules here.
2. Write your entry.
3. On the “Details” tab, in the “Tags” box, put: TitledContest.
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 p.m. to enter. Voting will run until October 9th, at which time the five most-hearted entries will become finalists. The five finalists will be sent to Catherine Gilbert Murdock who will choose the winners! The first-place winner will receive a copy of Wisdom’s Kiss, a circus-tastic T-shirt, and a Figment tote bag. Second place will receive Wisdom’s Kiss and a Figment tote. You could go crazy and put your copy of Wisdom’s Kiss IN your Figment tote. That would be like snuggling with a glittery unicorn of awesome. So get started! And good luck Figfriends.