LA Times Book Awards Flash-Fiction Contest Day Three

It’s day three of our comedic prop flash fiction bonanza! In honor of Figment’s most recent accolade (we get so many, it’s hard to keep track), the L.A. Times Books Prizes Innovator’s Award, and the upcoming comedian readings of Figment work on April 21 at The L.A. Times Festival of Books, we bring you:

Today’s Prompt:

Write a story in 400 words or fewer that includes disappearing ink. Tag your entry LATimesFestival and ComedyFlash3. You have until April 19, 2012 at 11a.m. ET to enter.

How to enter:

1. Read the full rules.
2. Create an account on
3. Start a new writing of 400 words or fewer.
4. Tag your writing with LATimesFestival and ComedyFlash3 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.

Prizes will be awarded to one winner each day. Each winner will receive a classic comedy prop with which to amuse and delight your friends!

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4 thoughts on “LA Times Book Awards Flash-Fiction Contest Day Three

    • Hey paul-

      Disappearing ink is ink that vanishes a few hours after it is used, so you’ve got writing that goes invisible after a while, making it impossible to read.

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