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

  • Lovelydarkness7
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    Lovely Darkness

    Phoenix is one of the Souless, Angels Of Death, after being reborn, she is banished from heaven to the murky depths of the Underworld …

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  • Death and deformity cover
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    Death and Deformity

    I told him I wanted to be pretty― no, not pretty. Pretty had won me nothing. I wanted to be more beautiful than any other woman before…

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  • Watch me cover
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    • 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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  • Confetti,girl,hair,back,awesome,beautiful-643fdbc6ef870fd363254822e24a72cc_h
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    • 11

    Never Let Me Go

    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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  • Ghk
    • 13
    • 0

    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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  • Greaveyeard
    • 1
    • 0

    Love Never Dies

    Jeanie Parker is going to visit her dead fiance's grave on the night of the anniversary of his death. She finds something there that s…

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  • Lunapic_131524799486978_2vg
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    Dark

    "A screech ripped from her throat with raw, blinding agony. She curled in on herself. Pain was exploding everywhere, tearing at her co…

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  • 7042559375_298c358c5b
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    • 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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  • The_hunger_games_jmovie_poster_by_hesavampire-d307qxn
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    • 0

    Final

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

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  • 39
    • 0
    • 1

    Three Dozen Roses

    Madelyn Lothario is a detective who's career has been put to the test. So many people have died and there is not a clue to the murdere…

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  • Remember cover 1a km
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    • 3

    Remember

    Entry for Dark Side Contest! It was a nightmare- or so I thought at first. But no, it'd been my reality only a few years ago. Excerpt…

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  • Tears4
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    • 2

    Suicide

    PS. THIS WONDERFUL COVER IS MADE BY MOI! XD This is a story about a girl named Kaylee who commits suicide. FYI: This is a made up stor…

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