Mornings are slow. You’re tired, groggy, and you’d rather lick a skunk than go to school right now. You didn’t do your math homework, you’ve got no one to go to the Homecoming dance with, and this morning when you tried to hit the snooze button? You set your alarm clock on fire with the power of your mind.
If you live in the Vampire Diaries or Secret Circle books, it could happen. Both of the smash series, created by L.J. Smith, feature characters who are torn from their normal lives and shoved into a supernatural world they never suspected was real. In the Vampire Diaries series, Elena Gilbert finds herself the obsessive focus of a pair of vampire brothers . . . and the key to a scandalous past they seem doomed to repeat. In the Secret Circle books, Cassie Blake moves to New Salem and falls in with the popular crowd at school, only to discover they’re all members of an elite coven of witches.
Your turn: Write a story about a character who has just evolved into a supernatural being or discovered that he/she has supernatural powers. Need inspiration? Start reading The Vampire Diaries: The Hunters: Moonsong or Stefan’s Diaries: The Compelled from The Vampire Diaries, or The Secret Circle: The Divide on Figment!
How to Enter:
1. Read the full rules here.
2. Create an account on Figment.com.
3. Start a new writing of 1,200 words or fewer.
4. Tag your writing with tvdtsc 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 11:59 p.m. ET on March 20, 2012 to submit your story. Voting will run until 6:00 p.m. ET, March 28, 2012, at which time the 10 most-hearted entries will be read and judged by the Alloy Entertainment editorial team, who will choose the winners. The grand-prize winner will receive DVDs of The Vampire Diaries Seasons One and Two, and copies of The Vampire Diaries: The Hunters: Moonsong, Stefan’s Diaries: The Compelled, and The Secret Circle: The Divide. The second-place winner will get all three books and a Figment tote. The third-place winner will get all three books.