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

  • Ghk
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    Raspberry Curls

    Alexander De Mont, a young vampire, is enjoying an evening at a masquerade ball when a ghost from his past appears...

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  • Through the rain
    • 5
    • 0

    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
    • 16
    • 3

    Ethereal

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

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  • The_heart
    • 7
    • 3

    walk away

    The painful memories are never forgotten and neither are you.

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  • Cover-normal
    • 6
    • 1

    Hereafter

    Audrey doesn't know what has happened, except that she's been murdered and touched by Death.

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  • The_hunger_games_jmovie_poster_by_hesavampire-d307qxn
    • 9
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    Final

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

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  • Death, story cover
    • 13
    • 6

    Death

    "You're not an enemy of Death," I whispered, my knife edging closer to the man's throat. "Death has no enemies. Death is your friend."…

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  • Watch me cover
    • 5
    • 2

    Watch me as I break

    My entry in the grave mercy hpf contest: Esme can hear ghosts. She can't see them. They speak inside her head. *****Please heart*****

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  • Vampire story
    • 8
    • 2

    Doppleganger

    A girl wakes up in the forest with a shocking revelation: she is a vampire, with no recollection of becoming one. Written for the Vamp…

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  • 7042559375_298c358c5b
    • 6
    • 1

    Dark is not always better

    This is a co-written book based off of the role play between me and Sunny(http://figment.com/topics/162261-Dark-is-not-always-better) …

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  • Ghost moons cover
    • 0
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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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  • Image 4
    • 5
    • 1

    Hush

    Warning, three of the people who have read this have had nightmares because of it. If you do not like to be severely freaked out or m…

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