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Teen Tech Week: What the heck is a Narrika?

Posted on March 8th, 2011 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Events, Technology, Words & Writing.

In honor of Teen Tech Week, Figment is hosting a Steampunk Apparatus Contest. The winning apparatus (invented by Figmenter Fiona Plunkett) was just announced…

Narrika: A dark colored belt made of iron that was twirled into many loops and has pockets of air that can be tapped open. It has raised ridges that have spiky spheres on the end and gears inside that are always at work, constantly whirring.

…which means that the writing contest is ON!

Write a short story (in 750 words or fewer) in which this device is used. The device doesn’t need to feature super-prominently, but it must be in there! Notice that we haven’t told you the purpose of the device — you have to come up with that. Your entry can be in any genre.

The prize? A NOOK e-reader! How sweet is that?! So get writing! The deadline is Friday, March 11 at 9PM EST. (If you’re a little confused about steampunk, check out some details!)

1 comment.

Erin

Comment on March 12th, 2011.

Deadline passed. Steampunk detail still noted. Carry on.

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