The Heart Goes Last Fiction Contest with Margaret Atwood

The Heart Goes Last Fiction Contest with Margaret Atwood

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Margaret Atwood By MargaretAtwood Updated Sep 29, 2015

Margaret Atwood’s new novel, The Heart Goes Last, imagines a world turned upside-down by a massive economic collapse.  Stan and Charmaine, a married couple who were once gainfully employed, are forced to live in their car, vulnerable to roving bands of criminals.  The Positron Project in the town of Consilience seems to be the answer to all their problems.  Residents are required to live and work in the Positron prison for half of the time; on alternating months, they live in houses within the confines of Consilience.  But this innovative solution to the economic crisis has a dark side...  

For this contest, consider these three characters and answer the question "What were their lives like before the great economic collapse?"  

Share your backstory with Margaret Atwood and Wattpadders everywhere and you could win.  Keep reading for full details and good luck!

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EleniVryza EleniVryza Jul 04, 2016
Check out my take on Lucinda and Veronica twenty years later...☺
raindrop raindrop Dec 07, 2015
I guess "at least 13" and "have reached the age of 18" aren't mutually exclusive, but out of curiosity, which was the "real" age requirement for this contest?
andraeardna andraeardna Oct 21, 2015
Here's my entry for Veronica, I'm looking forward to reading all the other entries :)
raindrop raindrop Oct 20, 2015
                              I'm going to have so much fun reading all of the other entries tomorrow. :D
paulalexgray paulalexgray Oct 20, 2015
This was a lot of fun to write! It's different in style to what I generally create. I twined together all three characters - here's my entry:
klondikekat klondikekat Oct 20, 2015
How fun to delve into Margaret Atwood's characters. My entry: