It’s been 20 years since the robot revolution when the soldier-robots turned their guns on the people they were supposed to protect. Much of the human population was destroyed; the few survivors are forced to live in secret villages. Siblings Nick, Cass, and Kevin live fairly happily in one of these communities with their parents—until the day the village is detected and destroyed.
Inspired by Nick, Cass, and Kevin, we’ve got a weekend flash-fiction contest for you! In 250 words or fewer, write a story about someone who acts heroically to try to save his/her family.
You have until Monday, January 21 at 11:59 p.m. ET to enter your story.
Figment editors will be reading all the entries. Three winners will each receive a
copy of Revolution 19 by Gregg Rosenblum.
How to Enter:
1. Read the full rules.
2. Create an account on Figment.com.
3. Start a new writing of 250 words or fewer.
4. Tag your writing with 19FlashContest 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.