Unremembered Monday Writing Contest – 1st Place Winner!

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Welcome to a VERY special installment of UNREMEMBERED MONDAY!

What is Unremembered Monday?

In my new book, UNREMEMBERED (the first in a new sci-fi trilogy), the main character, Seraphina, wakes up among the wreckage of a devastating plane crash of which she is the only survivor. She has no memories of who she is or her life before the crash but she soon discovers that her memory loss is not simply amnesia. Someone has been erasing memories from her mind.

In the past, I asked guest authors to answer the question:

Which memory would you most like to be Unremembered?

But now I’m featuring winners from Figment.com‘s
“A Chance to Unremember” Writing Contest. 

For the contest, Figment asked writers to write about which memory they would like to Unremember.

Figment picked the top 10 entries and then I got to select the 3 winners!

I’ll be showcasing those 3 winners right here on the blog along with giveaways of UNREMEMBERED!

You can also click here to view the winners and find out more about the contest!

 

The 1st place, grand prize winner of “A Chance to Unremember” hosted by Figment.com was submitted by Lieder Madchen. Lieder is an avid reader and addicted blogger who dreams of being an author. She loves to travel and sing with her crazy German friends. She lives in the country with four goats, three cats and one dog; it is never quiet. She sings all the time (which annoys her siblings to no end) and can usually be found with her nose in a book.

Click here to check out her Figment.com profile!

And finally, check out Lieder’s PHENOMENAL story below! It gave me chills!

 


Blessed Darkness

by Lieder Madchen

There are so many things I wish I remembered more clearly. The first time I read Pride and Prejudice, my tenth birthday party when all my friends came over and we laughed and danced, the first time I stood on a stage and sang just for the sake of the music. My first kiss.

I still have all of these memories, they’re not lost, but they are muted now. Their bright colors and indescribable emotions have faded to pleasant echoes of their former selves. They make me smile when I visit them, but I can’t live them anymore. I can’t feel them.

Only one memory still has the power to drag me through time, kicking and screaming, into the past.

The more I try to forget, the stronger it becomes. The harder it pulls.

I can see every drop of rain as it hits the windshield, tiny missiles that never threatened me before. I can feel the familiar tightness of the seat belt across my chest, the edge digging into my neck because I’m a little too short. I can hear my dad singing Yellow Submarine off-key, my mom laughing. I can smell the faintly floral shampoo I used that morning. Every detail is crystalline, frozen forever.

The shriek of brakes, the acrid scent of burning rubber, an explosion of fragmented glass. My mom’s hair, my dad’s hand, a bright burst of blood.

Sheer terror, blessed darkness.

Some people don’t remember anything when they wake up. I’m not so lucky.

 


This was such a beautifully written story. I felt like I was IN the author’s head!

Unremembered-3D-small (1)memory-stickAnd to celebrate Lieder’s grand prize win, I’m giving away another autographed copy of UNREMEMBERED  PLUS an Unremembered Memory Stick, which comes pre-loaded with tons of bonus content including a special sneak peek of book 2! (OPEN TO ALL COUNTRIES!)

Don’t forget you can read the first 5 chapters of Unremembered RIGHT HERE FOR FREE!

 

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ABOUT UNREMEMBERED

The only thing worse than forgetting her past . . . is remembering it.

When Freedom Airlines flight 121 went down over the Pacific Ocean, no one ever expected to find survivors. Which is why the sixteen-year-old girl discovered floating among the wreckage—alive—is making headlines across the globe.

Even more strange is that her body is miraculously unharmed and she has no memories of boarding the plane. She has no memories of her life before the crash. She has no memories period. No one knows how she survived. No one knows why she wasn’t on the passenger manifest. And no one can explain why her DNA and fingerprints can’t be found in a single database in the world.

Crippled by a world she doesn’t know, plagued by abilities she doesn’t understand, and haunted by a looming threat she can’t remember, Seraphina struggles to piece together her forgotten past and discover who she really is. But with every clue only comes more questions. And she’s running out of time to answer them.

Her only hope is a strangely alluring boy who claims to know her from before the crash. Who claims they were in love. But can she really trust him? And will he be able to protect her from the people who have been making her forget?

From popular young adult author Jessica Brody comes a compelling and suspenseful new sci-fi series, set in a world where science knows no boundaries, memories are manipulated, and true love can never be forgotten.

And don’t miss our previous Unremembered Monday posts:

2nd Place Writing Contest Winner
3rd Place Writing Contest Winner

Jessica Khoury

Jennifer Bosworth

Marissa Meyer

Meg Cabot

Lish McBride
Leigh Bardugo
Melissa Walker
Gretchen McNeil
Elizabeth Fama
Gennifer Albin
Anna Banks
Jessica Brody

 

Order UNREMEMBERED!

 amazon   barnes and noble   indie bound

 

 

**BLOGGERS: We’d love for you to participate in “Unremembered Monday!”

Here’s how:

1) Write a post answering one or both of the following questions:

Which memory or memories would you most like to be Unremembered?
What book would you like to Unremember so you can read it again for the first time?

2) Click here to download the official Unremembered Monday badge and insert it into your post

3) Email us the link to your post at email@jessicabrody.com or tweet it to us at @JessicaBrody so we can add it to our “Unremembered Monday” Round-up widget!

Click here for more information about the book and to watch the trailer!

 

 

 

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