In 1,000 words or fewer, write a short story where a character from a book comes to life. You have until 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday, June 15 to enter your story.
Ten winners will receive a Figment Notebook and Pen, a free copy of Off the Page by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer and will have their stories featured in our weekly Newsletter, the Figment homepage and across our social media channels! Make sure you’re following us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr for the latest updates and good luck!
How to enter
1. Read the full rules.
2. Create an account on Figment.com.
3. Start a new writing of 1,000 words or less.
4. Tag your writing #OffthePage 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:
Meet Oliver, a prince literally taken from the pages of a fairy tale and transported into the real world. Meet Delilah, the girl who wished Oliver into being. It’s a miracle that seems perfect at first.
Sure, Oliver doesn’t know that you shouldn’t try to open your locker with a dagger or that there’s no such thing as “the ruler” of the local mall. But he also looks at Delilah as if she’s the only girl in the world—the only girl in any world—and Delilah can’t help feeling that being with him is a dream come to life.
But not every story can have a happy ending. Because the book wants Oliver back. And it will turn both worlds upside down to get him.
Oliver and Delilah will have to decide what—and who—they’re willing to risk for love and what it really means for a fairy tale to come true.
While thinking of fun ideas for your writing entry, check out this YouTube channel made by Prince Oliver himself for inspiration! Prince Oliver takes us through his hilarious struggles adapting to our world. How do you think he’s doing? Let him know in the comments!
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