“The Lucky One” Flash Fiction Contest (Round Two!)

A mysterious stranger, an urgent quest, and a healthy dose of romance: The Lucky One has it all. Nicholas Sparks’s novel–which was made into the new movie starring Zac Efron, and which you can read an excerpt of now on Figment–is one of those stories that grabs you from page one and never lets up.

Last week, inspired by The Lucky One,
we challenged you to write a short-short story about a lucky charm. If you missed out last time, never fear: we’ve got another flash challenge for you this weekend, and we think you (yes, you) should enter!

In The Lucky One, Logan Thibault returns from his third tour of duty in Iraq and sets out to find a woman. And not just any woman: he’s carried her photograph with him ever since he found it in the desert, and he credits the picture with saving his life. But when he finds her, Logan can’t bring himself to tell her how he knows her . . . and the secret almost destroys them.

Your Challenge:

In 100 words or fewer, write a dialogue between two people, one of whom is keeping a secret from the other.

How to Enter:

1. Read the promotion guidelines here.
2. Create an account on Figment.com.
3. Start a new writing of 100 words or fewer.
4. Tag your writing with SparksSecret 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.

Make sure to tag your story by 11:59p.m. ET on April 29, 2012. The Figment editorial team will be judging entries based on quality, creativity, and relevance to the prompt. Four winners will be chosen to be featured on the Figment homepage. This contest is open to international users.

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20 thoughts on ““The Lucky One” Flash Fiction Contest (Round Two!)

  1. Okay. So. If i want to do someone confronting someone about a secret that the other person maintains is a lie, would that work even though the secret is out, or does the other person have to have no idea what’s going on?

    • Nevermind… I just went and checked the story, and neither the content in the story or the tags are showing up.

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