It’s the final day of our weeklong flash-fiction challenge for Barry Lyga‘s I Hunt Killers —which you can begin reading on Figment for a limited time. All week, we’ve been asking you to create fiction based on certain elements of a serial-killer hunt: discovering a body, uncovering evidence, attending a memorial, and warning the public. At the end of a long, tense sleuthing process, a detective hopes he’ll be rewarded with a dramatic showdown with his target. Will Jazz Dent, son of infamous murderer Billy Dent and the killer-hunter of the title, win his prize? You’ll have to read the book to find out!
In the meantime, here’s your final challenge: Write a scene in which someone confronts another person. You have until Saturday, April 14 at 11a.m. ET to enter.
How to Enter:
1. Read the full rules.
2. Create an account on Figment.com.
3. Start a new writing of 100 words or fewer.
4. Tag your writing with KillerFlash and IHKfive on the Details tab.
5. Press “Publish Now.”
6. You should receive a pop-up confirmation of your entry, and in about two hours or so, your piece should appear among the submissions.
Remember, we’ll be selecting three winners per day to receive copies of I Hunt Killers, 172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad, and The Drowned Cities by Paolo Bacigalupi (which won’t be out until May 1!), and, of those three winners, the writer of the best entry each day will also win a ”I Had a Killer Time with Barry Lyga” t-shirt. Check back every day this week for a new prompt and a new chance to win!
Check out the full list of I Hunt Killer prompts.