Dark Star: Weekend Flash-Fiction Contest

Bethany FrenetteAudrey Whitticomb has no reason to ever be afraid. Her mom is a superhero. She goes by the name Morning Star and her job is to keep the streets of the Twin Cities safe from crime. She even has a sidekick, Leon (who totally gets on Audrey’s nerves).

Audrey always thought it was just her mom and Leon who fought crime in the Twin Cities. But it turns out they are part of the Kin, a group of people with special powers who have dedicated their lives to protecting the city from the Harrowers, evil demons who live Beneath.

Audrey’s father and grandparents were members of the Kin as well—she comes from a whole family of superheroes! And Audrey has some superpowers of her own. Now if she could just learn how to use them, she could save the Twin Cities!

In honor of Dark Star by Bethany Frenette, we’ve got a weekend flash-fiction contest for you! 

Your challenge: In 300 words or fewer, describe a family of superheroes. It could be a standard nuclear family or a multi-generational family—it’s up to you.

You have until 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday, November 5 to enter the contest. Figment editors will choose four winning stories to be featured on the Figment homepage. Each winner will also receive an eBook copy of Dark Star from the iBookstore.

How to enter:
1. Read the full rules.
2. Create an account on Figment.com.
3. Start a new writing of under 500 words.
5. Tag your writing with SuperheroContest on the Details tab.
6 . Press “Publish Now.”
7. 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

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    Phoenix

    The most annoying thing about becoming a hero, picking a cool enough name. Dark star contest entry.

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    Time Stoppers

    Lara stood in the middle of the bank, which had gone from a cacophony of conversation, computer keyboard clicks and heels meeting marb…

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    A Truce

    Cendia and Hydora are constantly fighting, despite their sister's best diplomatic efforts. But now, THEY have returned. It is time for…

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    Superhero

    It's Alice's first day in kindergarden when she makes a discovery about her self. for the superhero contest.

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  • Fire
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    The Chase

    For the Dark Star Super Hero Contest

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  • Eyes-focus-glow-grain-illumijjjnated-favim
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    These Secrets

    Our secret is out. The Hunters have found us, and the government is going to have us. Once they do, I fear the world with become over …

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    Parsifal

    Parsifal hates asparagus, and he refuses to eat it—even if it's essential to the development of his superpowers. {For the Dark Star We…

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    Gene Pool

    This is about a group of telepathic kids running away from the villainous government scientists who want to use their DNA to create an…

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    Consistency

    Sixteen year old Constance always watched her family fight crime from the sidelines. Her powers weren't growing in and seemed like the…

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  • Super power
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    Super Lame

    Super Powers!

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    Heros

    Superheros are real. They're called heros.

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  • Cover-normal
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    Just a Little Different

    We were just a little different.

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13 thoughts on “Dark Star: Weekend Flash-Fiction Contest

  1. um, it says: In 300 words or fewer, describe a family of superheroes. It could be a standard nuclear family or a multi-generational family—it’s up to you.

    but then it says: 3. Start a new writing of under 500 words.

    which one is it?

  2. In the prompt, it says you may use up to three hundred words, but the full rules say that we have five hundred words to work with. Which is correct?

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