The Borrowing Abby Grace Flash-Fiction Contest

In the beginning of the Borrowing Abby Grace series by Kelly Green, seventeen-year-old Abby wakes up in the back of a van, with no idea how she got there. She manages to escape her kidnappers, but learns that she’s left her brother behind. The thing is, Abby doesn’t recall having a brother; in fact, she doesn’t seem to have any memory at all. She realizes that she’s become a shadow: a soul sent to embody people who need her help. She gets in, solves the problem, and gets out . . . or at least that’s how it should work–it’s not usually that simple. Lucky for Abby, she has her (very cute!) guardian, Will, to help her out.

You can start reading the first episode of Borrowing Abby Grace, The Shadow, on Figment here. Want to read more? Enter our flash fiction contest for a chance to win all three episodes of Abby’s adventures–as well as all three books in The Start Up series by Sadie Hayes and The Dig by Audrey Hart–pre-loaded for you on a brand new Kindle Touch!

Your Challenge: 

In Borrowing Abby Grace, Abby would be lost without her mysterious guardian and advisor, Will. In 200 words or fewer, describe a scene where a character gets some really bad advice OR some really good advice.

How To Enter:

1. Read the full rules here.
2. Create an account on
3. Start a new writing of 200 words or fewer.
4. Tag your writing with BorrowingAbbyGrace 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.

Good luck! One winner, as selected by the Figment editorial team, will receive a pre-loaded Kindle Touch. You have until 11:59p.m. ET on April 22, 2012 to enter.

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36 thoughts on “The Borrowing Abby Grace Flash-Fiction Contest

  1. I have a question that’s kinda random.

    If a person won a contest before, does it affect their chances for other contests they enter? Or is each one totally based on the story for that contest and nothing else?

    I haven’t won another contest (that I know of *fingers crossed*), haha, but I was just wondering.

  2. I published and tagged my entry a couple of hours ago, but it hasn’t shown up with the other entries yet. (It’s above the word limit and I need to edit it down—could that be why?)

  3. You know when I was reading the prompt for this flash fic contest, the first thing that popped into my head was the scene in the Hunger Games when Katniss is told not to go to the Cornucopia! Maybe she should have listened to that advice, but anyways it all worked out in the end xD

  4. If you post an entry before deadline, it takes two hours to get it posted among the rest of the entries. What if you posted the story before deadline, but in two hours it will be after deadline? Will it still qualify to be in the contest?

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