Unremembered Monday Writing Contest – 2nd 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 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 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 2nd place winner of “A Chance to Unremember” hosted by Figment.com was submitted by teen writer, Jessica White. Jessica loves to cook,read, and write.
Click here to check out her Figment.com profile!
Read Jessica’s hilarious 2nd place story below which made me laugh aloud!
Can-Can in the Outfield
by Jessica White
It was a cold, grueling day; only made worse by the fact that it was seven in the morning. Small patches of people flocked to the damp moldy bleachers, looking like drowned rats as they settled in for the next three hours. Some parents brought along fold-able chairs, so that they could sit just behind the lines that kept them out of the field and scream at their children as though it were a professional match. As though tee-ball were a professional sport.
A little boy with brown hair, his chest bursting with pride underneath his white and yellow jersey, closed his eyes and swung with all of his might towards the ball; the bat connected with a satisfying smack, and it went sailing through the air, farther than any other ball had gone. If no one caught it then the red and black team would lose, and it was headed straight for a little curly-hair girl; all the other kids were too far away to run and catch it, the hopes and dreams of the coaches and crazy parents rested on the shoulders of this little girl.
And the little girl was doing the can-can in the outfield.
The ball hit the grass, and a million little hearts broke with it. The little girl had let her team down because hadn’t paid attention, and it seemed as though all the eyes the world were now watching her dance.
That little girl was me.
So funny! I loved this one!
And to celebrate Jessica’s wonderful contest entry, 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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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:
3rd Place Writing Contest Winner
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