One hundred years ago, the unsinkable ship Titanic sank. The world was captivated by the horrible accident then, and a century later, we still can’t stop thinking about it. Some people—like Diane Hoh—have made studying the disaster an art form.
Diane is the author of two novels that center on that fateful night, Titanic: The Long Night and Remembering the Titanic. This weekend, which marks the 100th anniversary of the ship’s sinking, we’re giving away five pairs of Diane’s books to the winners of our latest flash-fiction contest.
Your challenge: In 200 words or fewer, write an all-dialogue scene set during a disaster.
Figment’s editorial team will choose five winners based on clarity, originality, and creativity. Each winner will receive e-book editions of Titanic: The Long Night and Remembering the Titanic. (Winners will be able to choose among Kindle, iBook, NOOK, or Google Play editions.)
You’ve got until 11:59 p.m. ET on April 15 to post your story, so get started!
1. Read the full rules.
2. Create an account on Figment.com.
3. Start a new writing of 200 words or fewer.
4. Tag your writing with TitanicFlash 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.