It’s All Greek to Me: A Flash-Fiction Contest—Day 4

The Goddess Inheritance by Aimee CarterKate’s best friend, James, has always been there for her, but he’s also been a thorn in her relationship with Henry. James’s unrequited love for Kate has complicated her life, but she’s always counted on him as a friend. Now, as the fate of all of humanity hangs in the balance, will James, commonly known as Hermes, be as solid as Kate has always believed him to be, or will he return to his trickster ways?

Inspired by The Goddess Inheritance, by Aimée Carter, we’ve got a five-day flash-fiction contest!


Thursday’s Prompt (3/7): In 150 words or fewer, write a scene in which you set the Messenger God in modern times. Tag your story GoddessFlashWeek and GoddessFlash4. You have until 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, March 8 to enter your story.

Between now and midnight on Saturday, March 9, keep checking the main challenge page for more prompts!

How to Enter

1. Read the full rules.
2. Create an account on
3. Start a new writing of 150 words or fewer.
4. Tag your writing both GoddessFlashWeek and GoddessFlash4 in the Details tab.
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.


Figment editors will be reading all the entries. We’ll send our 15 favorites to Aimée Carter and she will choose five daily winners. The daily winners will each receive copies of the entire Goddess Test series (The Goddess TestGoddess Interruptedand The Goddess Inheritance) in a beach bag tote with suntan lotion and a beach ball.

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