On Figment’s Facebook page, we asked you to finish the following story set in a world similar to the one in Jeff Hirsch’s The Eleventh Plague. (To see what we mean, you can start reading The Eleventh Plague for a limited time here.) There were some creepy, awesome entries, but one stood out above the rest.
All of the houses are perfectly tidy with perfect window boxes and perfectly manicured lawns. But on the other side of the fence, all that remains is nuclear wasteland. Miles of uninterrupted barren land.
“She knew what outside the walls meant. Torture, death, and Plague. But the temptation of real light was too much. She stepped outside to her death. She drank in the sun and began to smile before she hit the ground lifeless, forever smiling her first, last, and only smile.” –Gibson Stone
Congrats everyone on the phenomenal responses! And make sure to check our Facebook page for more flash contests in the future.