Scarlet is Anya’s best friend. Gable is Scarlet boyfriend—and Anya’s ex. Needless to say, things are a little complicated between the threesome. It doesn’t help that it seems that Gable might still be a little in love with Anya or that Anya has to keep her love for Win—the D.A.’s son who she’s been banned from seeing—a secret. High school romance is always messy, even more so when one of the characters has mafia ties.
Inspired by Anya’s secrets, we’re having a weeklong flash-fiction contest! Each day we’ll give you a secret. Your challenge: In 150 words or fewer, write a 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.
Friday’s Prompt (9/28): In 150 words or fewer, write a scene about the secret: Your best friend’s significant other pronounces his/her love for you. Tag your story MyBloodFlash and BloodFlash4.
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 BloodFlash4.
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.