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