“No One Knows About Us”: A Flash-Fiction Challenge — Day 2!

Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth LaBanTim Macbeth and Vanessa Sheller don’t seem like they would have much in common. He’s an albino, a social outcast, and a newcomer at the prestigious Irving School. Vanessa’s beautiful, outgoing, and the girlfriend of the most popular guy at school. But a chance meeting sparks an intense relationship between them. Unfortunately, Vanessa may care about Tim, but that doesn’t mean she’s going to make these feelings public …

Inspired by The Tragedy Paper, by Elizabeth LaBan, we’ve got a five-day flash-fiction contest all about secret relationships!

Thursday’s Prompt (1/31)

“In 150 words or fewer, write an email/text message/IM exchange between two characters in a secret relationship.” Tag your story TragedyFlashContest and TragedyFlash2. You have until 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, February 1 to enter your story.

Between now and midnight on Monday, February 4, keep checking the main challenge page for more prompts!

How to enter

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 both TragedyFlashContest and TragedyFlash2 on the Details tab. (That’s two tags!)
5. Enter your response by the deadline listed in the prompt.
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.

Prizes

Figment editors will read all the entries. One grand-prize winner will receive The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth LaBan, Seraphina by Rachel Hartman, and Timekeeper by Alexandra Monir, a $15 Amazon gift card, and the chance to choose the Figment homepage stories for one day.

Figment editors will also choose five daily winners. Daily winners will each receive a copy of The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth LaBan.

Contest Entries

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8 thoughts on ““No One Knows About Us”: A Flash-Fiction Challenge — Day 2!

  1. I published my story, “Ditto” yesterday. I tagged it to the contest and it still isn’t published!!!!! HELP!!!!!!

    • Hey!

      As long as it is tagged properly, published (not a draft), and was created after the announcement of the contest, you’re set!

    • Hey Kirby!

      As long as it is tagged properly, published (not a draft), and was created after the announcement of the contest, you’re set!

    • Hey Nikita!

      As long as it is tagged properly, published (not a draft), and was created after the announcement of the contest, you’re set!

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