Vote in The Darkest Minds Short-Story Contest

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra BrackenInspired by Ruby’s struggles in the dystopian novel, The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken, we challenged you to write a story about a reluctant hero. The entry period for this contest has ended, but you still have a chance to help choose the ten finalists that will be sent to Alexandra Bracken for judging!

Voting will run until Thursday, January 24 at 5:00 p.m. ET., so get voting, Figgies!

One grand-prize winner will receive The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken, Shadowlands by Kate Brian, The Archived by Victoria Schwab, The Lives We Lost by Megan Crewe.

Two runners-up will each receive ebook copies of The Darkest Minds from the iBookstore.

Contest Entries

  • Conscienceless2
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    Conscienceless Man

    When Caleb obtained his powers, they came with a conscience named Penelope and her story of the conscienceless man.

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  • Demon_eye_by_acjub-d54ytp4
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    Wanders

    For the "darkest minds" contest (PLEASE HEART) Dana doesn't want to believe and she definitely doesn't want to be a hero.

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  • Heraldry
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    • 2

    Heavy Blade

    A story for the Darkest Minds contest about a paladin that doesn't really like doing his duty.

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  • The peasant woman 2
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    The Peasant Woman

    Based in the medieval times, a hesitant Prince saves a peasant girl from being beaten and raped by a group of dangerous, gross men.

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  • Cover7
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    Choosing

    A boy must choose between two loves.

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  • Half-moon night cover
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    Half-Moon Night

    One half-moon night, a baby boy named Reed falls ill. His big sister Lia is determined to save him, even if it means chasing after the…

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  • Final_thecatalyst_zps73f7482c
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    The Catalyst

    Sometimes you have to be the change... [Yes, this piece will be continued after the contest is over] Lovely cover by Ava H.C.

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  • Imgres-3
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    Lost Souls

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  • Photo (1)
    • 2
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    Baby Bird

    A mother must make the hardest decision of her life.

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  • In time abigail wirtz cover
    • 2
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    In Time

    In a world where the veil between past and present is wearing thin and threatening to upend society, scientists look for a solution in…

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  • Old chair
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    I will be safe

    When Amanda's best friend decides to do something that will change their town's lives forever, will she have the guts to stop him? Or …

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  • Red_abstract
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    Me, a Hero?

    A girl describing an emotional experience with her best friend

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