One day, you think you’re just a regular person. The next day, a tall, dark, handsome stranger shows up out of nowhere and tells you that you’re a member of an elite group of people who can see their past lives. Weird . . . but that would explain the crazy visions you’ve been having. In C.J. Omololu’s novel, Transcendence, Cole Ryan learns that she’s an Akhet (someone with the power to see her past lives) from the mysterious Griffon. And it turns out the gorgeous stranger is an Akhet, too. Isn’t that lucky for her?
We’re hosting a week-long flash-fiction contest inspired by Griffon and Cole’s past lives. For today’s post, we’re delving into Griffon’s history and taking a little jaunt to late 1960s New York. (Imagine: Grungy rock clubs; Woodstock; Vietnam protests; Nixon resigns.) In 100 words or less, tell a story set during this era.
You have until 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, June 22, 2012 to enter. The Figment team will choose the 10 best entries from the entire week and send them to C.J., who will choose one grand-prize winner to receive a copy of Transcendence and an Ankh necklace. For every daily prompt, the Figment team will also choose one winning entry. Each of those five writers will receive a copy of Transcendence.
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 TranscendenceContest and Omololu2 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.