Lawson and his fellow wolves were once the proud guardians of time. Now they are enslaved in the Underworld. At 18, they are turned into hellhounds—they lose their souls and are forced to do Lucifer’s evil bidding.
Lawson is determined to escape from this terrible fate. With the help of his brothers and sisters in the pack, he develops a plan to flee aboveground. It seems practically impossible, not to mention very dangerous to attempt to leave the Underworld, but with the help of his pack, Lawson and four others manage to escape.
Inspired by Melissa de la Cruz’s new series Wolf Pact (a spinoff of her popular Blue Bloods series), we’re hosting a weeklong flash-fiction contest! Each day we’ll be giving you a new prompt based on a plot line from the book. Your challenge: In 150 words or less, write a short scene about the prompt.
Prompts will be posted at 12:00 a.m. ET everyday from Tuesday, October 8 to Saturday, October 13. 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 Melissa, who will choose one grand-prize winner.
The grand-prize winner will receive eBook copies of all six titles in the Blue Bloods series (Blue Bloods, Masquerade, Revelations, The Van Alen Legacy, Misguided Angel, and Lost in Time) from the iBookstore. Five daily winners will each receive an eBook copy of Lost in Time, the sixth book in the series.
Wednesday’s prompt (10/10): Write a scene where someone loses a loved one in an instant. Tag your story WolfPactFlash and WolfFlash2.
Thursday’s prompt (10/11): Write a scene where someone discovers something amazing of their family history. Tag your story WolfPactFlash and WolfFlash3.
Friday’s prompt (10/12): Write a scene between two people in a secret relationship. Tag your story WolfPactFlash and WolfFlash4.
Saturday’s prompt (10/13): Write a scene where someone is trying to convince others to follow him/her. Tag your story WolfPactFlash and WolfFlash5.
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 WolfPactFlash on the Details tab. Tag your writing WolfFlash1, WolfFlash2, WolfFlash3, WolfFlash4, or WolfFlash5, depending on which prompt you’re answering.
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.