When Ryan first approaches Beth at a Taco Bell in Louisville, he isn’t looking for a girlfriend — he’s looking to win a dare. Out for the night with his baseball buddies, Ryan is one phone number away from winning. Beth isn’t his type. Sure, she’s pretty, but she’s a total skater chick, with her ripped jeans and nose ring. Beth’s not interested, either — and she leaves Taco Bell with the two menacing guys she came with. Ryan gets the message pretty quickly. Leave. Her. Alone.
That chance meeting at the Taco Bell isn’t the last time Beth and Ryan will see each other. But when the do meet again, they both wish they could do their first meeting over.
In 1,200 words or fewer, write a story about someone who makes a bad first impression. Tag your story FirstImpression.
Two runners-up will each receive copies of Dare You To and Pushing the Limits.
How to Enter
1. Read the full rules.
2. Create an account on Figment.com.
3. Start a new writing of 1,200 words or fewer.
4. Tag your writing with FirstImpression 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.
You have until Tuesday, June 11 at 11:59 p.m. ET to enter a story. Voting will run until Tuesday, June 18 at 5:00 p.m. ET. Figment editors will choose the winner from the top ten most-hearted entries.
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