You’re at a party and lock eyes with a cutie across the room. Suddenly, a number appears in your head. That number? It’s the day your cutie is going to die.
Now, imagine that instead of just knowing the date or manner in which a person is going to die, you could actually switch your date with someone else’s. It would mean that you could live forever … and that’s what little baby Mia can do. She switched her number and now she’s alive when she shouldn’t be.
This week, we’re hosting a number-centric five-day flash-fiction contest. Each day, we’ll give you a new date. Your challenge? Write a story set on that date in 100 words or fewer.
6/14 Prompt: Write a story set on June 14, 2013 in 100 words or fewer. Tag your story InfinityFlashContest and NumbersFlash4.
6/13 Prompt: Write a story set on December 31, 1924 in 100 words or fewer. Tag your story InfinityFlashContest and NumbersFlash3.
6/12 Prompt: Write a story set on July 10, 6000 B.C.E. in 100 words or fewer. Tag your story InfinityFlashContest and NumbersFlash2.
6/11 Prompt: December 25, 4023
You have until 11:59 p.m. ET on June 15, 2012 to enter. The Figment team will choose the 10 best entries from the entire week and send them to Rachel, who will choose one grand-prize winner to receive copies of Numbers, The Chaos, and Infinity, and a $25 Amazon gift card. For every daily prompt, the Figment team will also choose one winning entry. Each of those five writers will receive copies of Numbers, The Chaos, and Infinity.
How to Enter:
1. Read the full rules.
2. Create an account on Figment.com.
3. Start a new writing of 100 words or fewer.
4. Tag your writing with InfinityFlashContest and NumbersFlash1 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.