If we were Allison Sekemoto, our to-do list might look something like this:
- Stop feeding off humans. You used to be one of them.
- Figure out how to live without blood. And quickly. See number one.
In The Immortal Rules, the new book from Julie Kagawa, Allison lives on the outskirts of New Covington, refusing to become a Registered–a “blood cow”–for the vampires who’ve risen to power after a virus decimated the human population.
Living in the Fringe isn’t easy, but at least it means Allie doesn’t have to report to the vamps for weekly bloodlettings. (And thanks to the wall that surrounds the Fringe, she’s protected from Rabids—humans and animals infected with a virus that makes them crave flesh.)
Allison and her crew of Unregistereds hate the vamps and can’t imagine serving them. So when Allison actually becomes a vampire, she has to change her strategy. Her first order of business? Lie. Lie and then try to make that lie a reality.
Inspired by Allison’s struggle against her nature, we want you, in 1,200 words or fewer, to write a story about someone fighting against his or her own nature.
How to enter:
1. Read the full rules.
2. Create an account on Figment.com.
3. Start a new writing of 1,200 words or fewer.
4. Tag your writing with ImmortalRules 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.
You have until 11:59 p.m. ET on May 15 to enter your story. Voting will run until 6:00 p.m. ET May 22, at which point the ten most-hearted entries will be sent to Julie Kagawa, who will choose the winner!
The grand prize winner will get to chat with Julie Kagawa for half an hour about her series, the writing process, and the publishing experience. The grand-prize winner will also receive a signed copy of The Immortal Rules, copies of the entire Iron Fey series (The Iron King, The Iron Daughter, The Iron Queen, and The Iron Knight), and an Immortal Rules sweatshirt.*
Second place gets a signed copy of The Immortal Rules, Pushing the Limits by Katie Mcgarry, copies of the entire Iron Fey series (The Iron King, The Iron Daughter, The Iron Queen, and The Iron Knight), and an Immortal Rules sweatshirt.
* The chat will take place on a platform of the author’s choosing (telephone, Skype, etc.). The grand-prize winner is responsible for any charges or fees associated with participating in the chat.