Vote Now in the Dare You To Short-Story Contest!

Dare You To by Katie McGarryFirst impressions are everything. If you make a fool of yourself the first time you meet someone, you’re going to have to work pretty hard to make sure they forget about that time you tripped and spilled coffee all over them while going in for a handshake. Inspired by Beth and Ryan’s first meeting (which was pretty much the opposite of a meet-cute) in Katie McGarry‘s new novel, Dare You To, we asked you to write a story in which someone makes a bad first impression. The entry period’s over, but you still have time to vote!

If you want your favorite story to win, be sure to heart it before 5:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, June 18. Figment editors will be picking the winner from the top ten most-hearted entries.

Prizes

The author of the winning entry will receive copies of Dare You To and Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry, Speechless by Hannah Harrington, and Ink by Amanda Sun.

Two runners-up will each receive copies of Dare You To and Pushing the Limits.

Contest Entries

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    An Open Window

    Her window was open... Finalist in the Dare You To Contest! Thanks so much to everyone who read and hearted! THANKS TO BUTTERSCOTCH …

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  • Worst day-001
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    Best Day, Worst Day

    Pleased to Meet You Contest. Heart if it did anything for you,love! Someone once told me you should never judge a person by their wors…

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    Seven Minutes With The Wrong Guy

    Seven Minutes in Heaven was supposed to be fun. Unless the other in the closet is not who you thought.

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  • Cover-normal
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    First Impressions

    This is a story about a girl named Wendy who is in love with a guy named Jax. Unfortunately, the night her parents first meet him goes…

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    Correction, I'm Yours

    My Entry to the Short-story contest. Elli was introduced to this handsome yet sarcastic guy Jared. They are dancing in a duet toget…

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  • Girl-smoking
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    The wrong crowd

    A twelve year old girl, new in town, tries to make friends with the higher grade students in school but things horribly goes wrong.

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  • What a jerk cover
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    What a Jerk

    (The amazing cover for this story was made by Rosie La Puma) Kassia Days works at the local library shelving books. She loves her job …

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  • Marigold
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    Marigold

    Marigold reflects upon meeting her grandmother for the first time. - Critique very welcome (Style, grammar, cliches - be brutal!) …

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  • Cover-normal
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    First Impression

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  • Hate at first sight
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    Hate at first sight

    1,200 word limit. An infuriatingly secretive new boy shares nearly all of Riley's classes. I had a lot of fun writing this, so I wil…

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    The Customer

    An irritable store worker's afternoon worsens when a dirty, rude, and abrupt customer walks in and wrecks havoc on the store.

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    Monitored

    In a world where nearly everyone's thought are monitored, Ash is one of a few free-thinkers left. Unlike most people, she has opi…

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