After her mother dies, Katie Greene is sent to live with her aunt, halfway around the world in a small city in Japan. Katie doesn’t know the language, she can barely use chopsticks, and she’s still wrecked with grief over the loss of her mom. She feels terribly alone.
Katie never expects to find a companion in Tomohiro, the star of the school’s kendo team. But she is intrigued by him — and a little scared. What’s the deal with his mysterious scar? And did she just see his drawings come to life?
Write a haiku about loneliness. Entries must follow the traditional format: a three-lined poem with seventeen syllables, written in a 5/7/5 syllable count. Tag your entry InkHaiku.
In the twilight rain
these brilliant-hued hibiscus –
A lovely sunset
— Matsuo Basho
Ten winners will receive copies of Ink by Amanda Sun.
How to Enter
1. Read the full rules.
2. Create an account on Figment.com.
3. Start a new writing of 25 words or fewer.
4. Tag your writing with InkHaiku 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.
The entry period is open until 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday, July 15. Voting will run until 5:00 p.m. ET on Monday, July 22. Figment editors will chose the winners from the top 20 most-hearted entries.