In Robin LaFevers’s Grave Mercy (which you can begin reading on Figment for a limited time) Ismae is “touched by death” before she is born–she is literally Death’s daughter. She learns that she is destined to serve the god of Death, which means years of training as an assassin–one of Death’s handmaidens–in an abbey ruled over by powerful nuns. Ismae’s first big assignment plunges her into the intrigue and lies of the high court of Brittany, where she must serve Death’s vengeance on traitors of the Duchess. But Ismae faces an impossible dilemma: how can she serve Death when it means betraying the one who has stolen her heart?
Have you written a piece on Figment that’s been touched by death like Ismae? Maybe it’s a story with an unsolved murder, or a friendly ghost. Perhaps one of your characters has survived a situation he or she shouldn’t have, Final Destination style. Or maybe your story stars an immortal, or a zombie, or an immortal zombie. Feel free to write something original, or tag an existing story.
Tag your death-marked pieces GraveMercyHPF. The four best stories will be chosen to be featured on Figment’s homepage along with an excerpt from Grave Mercy. You have until Friday, April 13 at 4p.m. to enter. Read the full promotional guidelines before entering. This contest is open to international users.
Good luck, Figs! Don’t forget to start reading Grave Mercy on Figment!