Don’t Turn Around, by Michelle Gagnon, is the story of two teen hackers, Noa and Peter, who make an unlikely team. Noa is an orphan and a loner, living off the grid. Peter is a rich kid and leader of a hacker alliance. They are thrown together when AMRF, a shady corporation, threatens their lives. Noa and Peter have to use their hacking skills to unveil the dark secrets that could take down AMRF—and protest their lives from danger.
We’re hosting a short-story contest based on the adventures of Noa and Peter. Get ready, channel your inner activist, and start writing.
Your challenge: In 1,200 words or less, write a story about teen rebels with a cause.
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 less.
4. Tag your writing with HacktavistContest 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 Monday, September 17 at 11:59 p.m. ET to enter your story. Voting will run until Tuesday, September 25 at 5:00 p.m. ET. The top ten most-hearted finalists will be sent to Michelle Gagnon for judging!
Five runners-up will each receive a signed copy of Don’t Turn Around by Michelle Gagnon.