Because It Is My Blood Flash-Fiction: Day 2

Everyone has secrets. Some are small and some are whoppers. Anya Balanchine definitely has a few. For one thing, her brother is hiding out from the law—in Japan. It seems as if people are keeping secrets from her, too. What’s up with her cousin and his overly friendly wife? Are they really trustworthy?

Inspired by Anya and her secrets, we’re hosting a weeklong flash-fiction contest! Each day we’ll be giving you a new secret. Your challenge: In 150 words or fewer, write a short scene about the secret.

You have 24 hours to enter a story in response to the prompt. You can enter one story for each day’s prompt. (If you respond to multiple prompts over the course of the challenge, those stories do not have to be related.)

The Figment editors will choose the 10 best entries from the entire week and send them to Gabrielle, who will choose one grand-prize winner. The grand-prize winner will receive an e-reader loaded with the first two books in The Birthright series (All These Things I’ve Done and Because It Is My Blood). Five daily winners will each receive a signed copy of Because It Is My Blood.

Wednesday’s Prompt (9/26): In 150 words or fewer, write a scene about the secret:Your sibling committed a crime and is on the run from the law. Tag your story MyBloodFlash and BloodFlash2.

Read the full instructions below, and get writing!

1. Read the full rules.
2. Create an account on Figment.com.
3. Start a new writing of 150 words or fewer.
4. Tag your writing with MyBloodFlash on the Details tab. Tag your writing BloodFlash2.
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.

Contest Entries

  • Cover 5
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    Sibling Rivalry

    Finally reunited, to find out my sister is wanted. (This was written for the BloodFlash2 Contest. All rights to the pictures used for …

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  • One drink too many
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    One Drink Too Many

    *BloodFlash Contest Day 2* My seven-year-old brother has had enough of my father's abuse. Today, he finally stops it... Ruining our l…

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  • Heraldry
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    Jordan's Law

    contest entry: It's the moment of truth for Jordan. He has to ask himself one question. Should he side with his sibling or the law?

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  • Carved heart
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    Case Closed

    Astrid Elembaum is a police detective, and she loves solving cases. But when she is given a choice-- find and turn in her brother, or …

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  • Befunky_80957770_9399c19df9_z
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    Blood Is Thicker

    What would you do to help your family? Excellent cover made by Jennifer Mobley.

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  • Bobby
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    Buried in Columbia: Bobby

    I never wanted to move back to Columbia. There were too many things that I had buried when I left. So many secrets that I wanted to fo…

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  • Donniecover
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    Donnie, what did you do?

    Celia's brother did something bad and now she's along for the ride. Part 2 of the Because It Is My Blood/Beautiful Lies flash fiction…

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  • Carved heart
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    LITTLE BROTHER

    If your brother was a wanted fugitive, would you turn him away? This is for the Blood Flash Fiction Contest. Any hearts would be am…

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  • Bloodrush2
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    Over in a Flash

    A sibling commits a crime and the little brother doesn't understand what's happening.

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  • Butterflies
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    My Brother's Wings

    My second entry for the Because It Is My Blood flash-fiction contest. A story about distance, painful secrets, and talking with wings.

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  • Someday cover by courtney
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    Someday

    For the Because It Is My Blood Flash Fiction Contest Day 2. Cover courtesy of Courtney <3.

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  • Videogames
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    Video Games

    If I don't truly know who my brother is than who does?

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10 thoughts on “Because It Is My Blood Flash-Fiction: Day 2

    • As long as your entry was:
      -tagged correctly
      -created after the announcement of the contest
      -was published and not saved as a draft

      You’re golden!

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