Code Name Verity, Elizabeth Wein’s gripping book about friendship and survival, has got it all: it’s a spy novel, an adventure tale, and a love story. But not a romantic love story: instead, the book is about the powerful friendship between two young women who meet when they join the British war effort. As a pilot and a spy, they take on occupations that were once reserved for men. And together they prove themselves to be a fantastic team.
That is, until their plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France. One of them is captured by the Gestapo and forced to reveal her secrets—or else. Over the course of her captivity, Verity, the lead character, reveals the truth behind the friendship that changed her life forever.
Your challenge: In 1,500 words or fewer, write a story about two friends with a deep connection.
How to Enter:
1. Read the full rules.
2. Create an account on Figment.com.
3. Start a new writing of 1,500 words or fewer.
4. Tag your writing with CodeNameVerity 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 May 30, 2012 at 11:59p.m. ET to enter your story. Voting will run until June 7, 2012 at 5:00p.m. ET at which point the top ten finalists will be sent to Elizabeth Wein, the author of Code Name Verity, for judging.
The first place winner will receive a copy of Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein, Secret Letters by Leah Scheier (which won’t be available to the general public until the end of June!), A World Away by Nancy Grossman (which isn’t out until July!), Lucky Fools by Coert Voorhees (also not out until July), Ditched by Robin Mellom, and Double by Jenny Valentine.