March Match-up 2016 – ROUND 4

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It’s time for March Match-up round 4!

We would like to encourage you ALL to take place in round 4, even if you were not one of our 4 finalists. We’re looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

For those of who who aren’t familiar – our March Match-up contest is a month-long promotion similar to March Madness. EVERYONE is eligible to enter round 1. However, only 16 people will be picked to move on to round 2. When round 2 starts, a new writing prompt will be released and ONLY those 8 winners will be eligible to compete in round 3, and so on.

If you aren’t a winner and want to participate for fun – PLEASE DO! We’d love to check out what you guys come up with! Here we go…. HAPPY WRITING!

Prompt

In 1,000 words or fewer, create a short story including the dialogue: “I’m going to give you something and I hope you never have to use it.” You have until 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 27th to enter your story. You CAN submit multiple stories but you can ONLY win once. We’ll simply pick the best of your best. 😉

Prizes

Two (2) winners will be chosen to not only win a cool Figment-branded item to be sent to you but will also win a chance to compete in THE FINAL ROUND of this year’s March Match-up. 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 marchround4 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.
8. If you have been selected as a winner you will receive a congratulations e-mail from community@figment.com to your Figment e-mail address. You will then be eligible to compete in the next round of March Match-up. Once all five (5) rounds have been completed you will be contacted again for your physical address. If you do not respond within two (2) weeks, you are no longer eligible to receive the physical prize. However, we will still be happy to promote how awesome you are!

Contest Entries

  • Mag-5
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    Magnitude 5

    A spunky teenager by the name of J sneaks into a nightclub, only to find that the dangers were more than she signed up for.

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  • Cover-normal
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    The Monsters

    #marchround4 entry. A girl is suddenly awoken by her boyfriend when he makes her hide in a vent from monsters that are roaming her ho…

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  • Hi60vv2
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    SCOUT

    March Matchup Round 4! Mia has no idea that her mission to be a SCOUT to nuclear-devastated earth is about to go downhill. The para…

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  • Ethelwulf of wyvern
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    Ethelwulf of Wyvern

    {WINNER of Round 4, March Matchup 2016.} A wyvern is a two-legged dragon used in heraldry.

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  • Departure
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    Departure

    <i>Fia Stewart must trust her brother with something very important before he leaves to join the military. But...what is it?</i><br><b…

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  • Shackles of our attachment
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    Shackles of Our Attachment

    {Entry for Round 4, March Matchup 2016.} Please let me know if this is difficult to understand! It is meant to describe someone who ha…

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  • Cover-normal
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    Sacrifice

    Crystal and Jace have been running for months. When the gang they have been avoiding finds them, Jace decides to sacrifice himself to …

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  • Cover-normal
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    To Press or Not to Press

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  • Gps
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    Directional Dictator

    2016 March Match-up Round 4 submission. “I’m going to give you something and I hope you never have to use it.”

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8 thoughts on “March Match-up 2016 – ROUND 4

  1. Can the quote be changed ever so slightly? For example: “I am going to give thee something and I hope thou shalt never have to use it.”

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