Unremembered Monday Writing Contest – 3rd Place Winner!
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 for the next three weeks, I’ll be 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 featuring those 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 3rd place winner of “A Chance to Unremember” hosted by Figment.com was submitted by 16-year-old Lilly Maison. She was recently recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing awards for one of her short stories and received a gold medal! Lilly is currently working on a novel and various short stories, poems, and memoirs. She likes writing in different genres but has a special love for sci-fi, dystopia and fantasy.
Click here to check out her Figment.com profile!
And without further ado, here is Lilly’s awesome 3rd place entry, which I absolutely loved!
by Lilly Maison
The truth is there was nothing really wrong with Kaden Carlbrooke. He wasn’t psychopathic, or malformed, or stupid – he just had the unfortunate luck to have been unanimously voted “uncool” by some kind of unofficial secret ballot. By April of freshman year, he was irreversibly branded a loser. The loser, really, because Kaden became the school’s punching bag.
I was sitting on the bus on the way home from school, my head leaning against the smudged window, when I looked over and saw Kaden sitting alone in his seat, his white shirt soaked with something yellow and reeking of ammonia. Behind him, Jared Wantek was guffawing with his friends, an empty plastic bottle in his hand.
I looked again at Kaden. His bottom lip was trembling and he was holding his shirt out away from his body. My eyebrows knit together, my fingers reaching towards my bag. I had an extra shirt in there, a t-shirt I had packed for gym. But if I gave it to him…I shuddered just thinking of what Jared would do to me.
So I did nothing. I sat there for the rest of the bus ride, got off at my stop, and forgot about it.
But Kaden didn’t. He hung himself in his bedroom closet that night.
And as much as I hate what Kaden did to himself, I hate what I did – what I didn’t do, even more.
It’s one of the few things in my life I would be happy to forget.
That story makes me shiver! Ahhh!! So good!
And to celebrate Lilly’s amazing contest entry, I’m giving away an autographed copy of UNREMEMBERED right here on the blog 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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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.
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