The Diviners Mysterious Clue Flash-Fiction

The Diviners by Libba BrayEvie O’Neill didn’t expect New York to be quite so exciting. When she left her boring old town of Zenith, Ohio, for the big city, she couldn’t wait for the glamorous parties, the beautiful people, the movie palaces. But New York City in 1926 isn’t all dancing in your glad rags at the Cotton Club. Somewhere out there, something wicked is lurking . . . and he’s leaving behind clues. A dead girl, missing her eyes, with a word scrawled on her forehead and a symbol on her chest.

What does it all mean? And who—or what—is terrorizing New York?

In honor of Libba Bray’s eerie new jazz-age mystery, The Diviners, we’ve got a riddling flash-fiction contest for you.

Your challenge: In 150 words or less, write a story about a mysterious clue.

The Diviners Libba Bray - flapper swag

You have until 11:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 to enter the contest. Figment editors will choose one grand-prize winner to receive a swell flapper headband, a Diviners necklace, and a flapper boa—plus a copy of The Diviners signed by Libba Bray. First runner-up will receive a signed copy of The Diviners. Second runner-up will receive a copy of The Diviners.

How to enter:
1. Read the full rules.
2. Create an account on
3. Start a new writing of 150 words or less.
5. Tag your writing with DivinersClue on the Details tab.
6 . Press “Publish Now.”
7. You should receive a pop-up confirmation of your entry, and in about two hours or so, your piece should appear among the submissions.


Diviners Libba Bray - eye iconAnd don’t forget!

Through midnight E.T. on Sunday, September 23, you have 3 more chances to win the book in our Diviners Radio Sweepstakes!

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15 thoughts on “The Diviners Mysterious Clue Flash-Fiction

  1. Great contest 🙂
    Is the story limited to just one clue, or can I include several similar clues that lead to the same solution?

    • Hey Savannah! As long as you:
      -created your story after the announcement
      -tagged it correctly
      -published it (and didn’t save it as a draft)

      You’re okay!

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