Figment Contest: Telepathic Powers


“We weren’t always like this. We used to be average New York City high school sophomores. Until our homeroom went for flu shots. We were prepared for some side effects. Maybe a headache. Maybe a sore arm. We definitely didn’t expect to get telepathic powers.”
Sarah Mlynowski, Don’t Even Think About It

What would you do if you had telepathic powers?

Would you listen to see what your friends REALLY thought? Would you use it for good or for evil? In celebration of Sarah Mlynowski’s new book, Don’t Even Think About it, coming out on March 11, 2014, we challenge you to dip into your own thoughts and write about everyone else’s!


In 400 words or fewer, write a story about telepathic powers and tag your story with FigmentPowers. You have until 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, February 28 to enter your story.


Ten winners will be chosen randomly to not only be featured on the Figment homepage and newsletter, but will also win an advanced reader’s copy of Sarah Mlynowski’s new book, Don’t Even Think About It.

How to enter

1. Read the full rules.
2. Create an account on
3. Start a new writing of 400 words or less.
4. Tag your writing FigmentPowers on the Details tab.
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.

About the book

Don’t Even Think About It – A contemporary teen fiction with romance, secrets, scandals, and ESP from the author of Ten Things We Did (And Probably Shouldn’t Have).

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.

9 thoughts on “Figment Contest: Telepathic Powers

  1. Hi, I really love figment contests and I have entered a few before, even though it goes against one of the rules. Namely the one that states that contestants must be a citizen of the United States to win, but I figured that as long as I didn’t win it wouldn’t matter. But the I won a contest and I was so of wondering if it is possible for a contestant to win a contest but maybe forfeit the prize or something, possibly be added as an honorary mention? I don’t know, and I’m not going to assume that I’ll win again, but surely there are figs outside th e United States that would love to be included. Anyway, just a question. Thanks for taking the time to read this.

  2. I’m staying in Malaysia and I’m really interested to join this contest. Is it only for those staying in the US?

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