Camden Pike’s is overwhelmed by grief after his girlfriend, Viv, died in a car accident. He stops hanging out with friends and rarely goes to class. He spends most of his time hanging around the scene of the accident.
When Cam sees the ghost of a girl at the crash site, he’s convinced he’s losing his mind. The ghost is named Nina, but it turns out she’s not a ghost at all. She’s from a parallel reality—one where Viv is still alive. Camden can’t believe his dreams are coming true. But things are very different in this parallel reality and Viv is not the girl he fell in love with.
Inspired by Emily Hainsworth’s debut novel, Through to You, we’ve got a new short-story contest for you. What if you had a chance to go back and change something terrible that happened in your past? Imagine what you would change. Now imagine how your present would be different. Your challenge: Write a story (1,200 words or fewer) about getting a second chance. How would you change your past and how would it affect your present?
Two runners-up will each receive copies of Through to You.
How to Enter:
1. Read the full rules.
2. Create an account on Figment.com.
3. Start a new writing of 1,200 words or less.
4. Tag your writing with ToYouContest on the Details tab.
5. Press “Publish Now.”
6. You should receive a pop-up confirmation of your entry, and in about two hours or so, your piece should appear among the submissions.
You have until Wednesday, October 17 at 11:59 p.m. ET to enter your story. Voting will run until Thursday, October 25 at 5:00 p.m. ET. The top ten most-hearted finalists will be sent to Emily Hainsworth for judging!