Sometimes change is gradual. Sometimes it sneaks up on you without you noticing. Sometimes you have a moment and only a moment to choose your path.
In Drusilla Campbell‘s Little Girl Gone (which you can start reading on Figment), Madora is forced to confront the life she’s chosen when Willis, the man she ran away with at the age of 17, kidnaps a pregnant teenager. Madora has lived with Willis for five years, interacting with almost no one else, but she knows what he’s done is wrong. She’s forced to either reconcile her love with this horrible action, or make a change. A life-changing decision set her on this path five years ago, and now Madora has to choose if she can leave it behind.
Inspired by Little Girl Gone, we want you to write a story about an experience or relationship that inspires a character to change his or her life. The change can be good or bad, and the experience can be big or small. Life-changing experiences come in all shapes, sizes, and packages.
How To Enter:
1. Read the full rules here.
2. Create an account on Figment.com.
3. Start a new writing. Your entry must be 2,000 words or fewer.
4. Tag that writing with littlegirlcontest on the Details tab.
5. Press “Publish Now.”
6. You should receive a pop-up confirmation of your entry, and in about two hours or so, your piece should appear among the submissions.
You have until January 31, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST to post and tag your story. Voting will run until February 7, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST at which point the ten most-hearted stories will be sent to the author of Little Girl Gone, Drusilla Campbell, who will choose the winners. First place will win a copy of Little Girl Gone, a Figment tote, and a $15 Amazon gift card. Second place will win a copy of Little Girl Gone and a Figment tote. Third place will receive a copy of Little Girl Gone. So get inspired, but quickly!
Click here to see the finalist entries.