Is Your Story “Touched by Death”?

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!

Contest Entries

  • The_hunger_games_jmovie_poster_by_hesavampire-d307qxn
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    Final

    *Was for Pure Contest* "I am a survivor. The last of my kind...."

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    The Lucky Ones

    Something has happened to Elise, but even she doesn't know that her past is haunting her. All she knows is that she was one of the luc…

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    Through the Rain (completed version)

    Why, you may ask, do I so vehemently denounce Darwinism? My answer will always be short and simple, the name of a beautiful, stubborn,…

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  • Ethereal real
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    Ethereal

    *Seventeen Contest* "Dreaming, walking through a golden forest, he finds a young woman. Everything is ethereally beautiful until-"

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    Cold Metal

    For the "Pure" contest. It was cold metal that held him in that prison for so long, it was cold metal that had killed his sister, …

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    Speak to Me

    WORK IN PROGRESS! stay tuned (:

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    Dreamweaver

    For three years, Diana has gone to sleep knowing exactly what she'll dream of--him.

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    Behind These Walls

    *For the Grave Mercy contest.* Spirits are trapped in a lonely abandoned home. Bad memories arise while good memories appear. Are the …

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  • The dead final 1
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    The Dead

    Where were you when the lost came home? And did you ever open the door and let them in? - A collection of sorts.

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    Ghost Moon

    What do you so when you can't be saved? /You keep walking. You keep living. In the desperate hope that you can. Lillian Worthing is ou…

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    Saryn's Silence

    Saryn doesn't speak, Eli wants to know why. Laurel is Saryn's best friend...and a ghost. a story I wrote about a year ago...still unf…

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  • Dark_tunnel
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    Taker

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