Fictionalize Yourself: A Week-Long Flash-Fiction Contest–Day Two!

Albus Dumbledore had gotten to his feet. He was beaming at the students, his arms opened wide, as if nothing could have pleased him more than to see them all there.
“Welcome!” he said. “Welcome to a new year at Hogwarts! Before we begin our banquet, I would like to say a few words. And here they are: Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!”
“Thank you!”
He sat back down. Everybody clapped and cheered. Harry didn’t know whether to laugh or not.
“Is he — a bit mad?” he asked Percy uncertainly.
“Mad?” said Percy airily. “He’s a genius! Best wizard in the world! But he is a bit mad, yes. Potatoes, Harry?”

— J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

This week, we’re challenging you to fictionalize your life, and today’s prompt is inspired by Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone!

Today’s Prompt (Tuesday, July 16):

In 100 words or fewer, write a scene in which you introduce your favorite teacher in the novel of your life.

Tag your story FictionFlashWeek and FictionFlash2. You have until Wednesday, July 17 at 11:59 p.m. ET to enter your story.

Between now and midnight on Saturday, July 20 keep checking the main challenge page for more prompts


Figment editors will be reading all entries. Five daily winners will be featured on the Figment homepage.

How to enter

1. Read the full rules.
2. Create an account on
3. Start a new writing of 100 words or less.
4. Tag your writing FictionFlashWeek and FictionFlash2 on the Details tab. (That’s two tags!)
5. Enter your response by the deadline listed in the prompt.
6. Press “Publish Now.”
7. You should receive a pop-up confirmation of your entry, and in about two hours or so, your piece should appear among the submissions.

Please note: The comment box below is only for questions about how to enter this contest or other logistical issues. For comments, thoughts, suggestions, complaints about the contest system, please visit our Contest Input forum. To find someone to read your story, try the Contest Promotion forum.

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5 thoughts on “Fictionalize Yourself: A Week-Long Flash-Fiction Contest–Day Two!

  1. If only I had a few more days… I write slowly. I was probably going to write about the Whovian fandom’s favorite phyyyyysics teacher.

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