“I’m kind of psychic. I have a fifth sense…It’s like I have ESPN or something.” Mean Girls (2004)
Oh, Karen. I see what you’re trying to do, there. And you’re close! You’re so close. But we’re looking for someone with a sixth sense, someone with a nose for uncovering a mystery, someone like Clarity Fern.
Clarity (Clare, to her friends), is gifted. When she touches an object, she gets visions–visions of harsh words, lost love, and oh-so-many secrets. Usually, Clare shies away from the fame her visions bring her–fame that includes notes from a secret admirer. But when those notes turn threatening and a girl goes missing, Clare can no longer afford to be shy. Want to know more? Read the beginning of Perception here on Figment.
Your challenge: In no more than 1200 words, write a story in which a character can see or hear things that no one else can. It can be magical, paranormal, or realistic. Up to you!
How to Enter:
1. Read the full rules here.
2. Create an account on Figment.com.
3. Start a new writing of no more than 1,200 words.
4. Tag your writing with PerceptionContest 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 March 19, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST to post and tag your story. Voting will run until March 27, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST, at which point the 10 most-hearted entries will be sent to author Kim Harrington. The first-place winner will receive a copy of Clarity, a copy of Perception, and a $20 Amazon gift card. The second-place winner will receive a copy of Clarity, a copy of Perception and a set of Fortune-Telling Fish. The third-place winner will receive a copy of Perception and a Figment tote.