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

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    Saryn's Silence

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

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    The truth is in the mirror

    Mary Worth is a beautiful woman living her life of passion and tragedy. After one step too far, Mary who is wrought with grief go insa…

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    *Glorious cover provided by Vivian Thai :)* Luce and Faye Ravenwood are complete opposites, separated at birth, the descendants of bot…

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    COVER BY KIWI B-G! I don't usually write things like this, but I thought I'd give it a shot. I've rewritten this about uh bazillion ti…

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

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    Where Forever Sleeps

    Cassedy promised Jessica she would wake Forever up so Jessica won't be sick anymore. Cassedy never breaks her promise, and Jessica nev…

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    Snow Lennox feels nothing is going right in her life as she learns that the guy she is in love with does not lover her back, in fact …

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    The magic inside Nathan is destroying his body, his heart, his mind- and it takes a little more of his life away every time he uses it…

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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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