“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 Figment.com.
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.