Ok, there is this truly amazing writing contest on Figment for a writer to get a story published in the Defy the Dark anthology. This anthology has stories by Aprilynne Pike, Rachel Hawkins, Beth Revis, Carrie Ryan, Myra McEntire and several other amazing authors. Basically, you write a story set at night or in the dark that is between 2,000 and 4,000 words long and publish it on Figment (full details here).
I would really, really love to win this contest. The cash prize is nice, but being published next to such wonderful authors is the best part. I love Beth Revis especially. :) This is where the help comes in. I have written two stories. They are completely different but both set at night. One is a realistic, romantic drama about two awkward people on a train. The other is about a city where there are two separate populations, one that lives in the day and one that lives at night. The first is more character driven and the second is all plot, so at the moment I'm leaning toward the first. Could you please take a look at them? Let me know which one you like better, if you see any mistakes, that sort of thing? If I win, there will be an amazing giveaway the likes of which you have never seen on this blog. Just click on the images below to read the stories and leave your feedback in the comments. The contest ends on Sept. 1st, 11:59 p.m. ET, so if you could get back to me by August 31st? Thank you!