I spent the first week after my death stuck on the packed-dirt floor of the school’s basement, surrounded by an army of croaking ghost frogs. I sat in their midst, sometimes crying, sometimes rocking . . . Then one day, for no good reason, I felt like I could bear to see the world again.
You’ve just died. What’s the first thing you see? Entries should be no more than 50 words. Tag your story FirstFlash. You have until 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday, June 10 to enter your scene.
Figment editors will be reading all the entries. Three winners will each receive a copy of Absent by Katie Williams.
How to Enter
1. Read the full rules.
2. Create an account on Figment.com.
3. Start a new writing of 50 words or fewer.
4. Tag your writing with FirstFlash 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.
*Note: The correct tag for this contest is FirstFlash. Due to Figment’s error, we will accept entries that are tagged either DeadContest or FirstFlash.