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

  • Cover-normal
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    Split Decision

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  • What once was love
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    What Once Was Love

    My entry for the Darkest minds contest. 1,200 word limit. Thanks for reading! :)

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  • Newspaper
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    Hero

    After running into a burning building and saving the lives of two toddlers, many people consider Michaela Peters a hero, while she thi…

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  • In time abigail wirtz cover
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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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  • Anythingbutordinary
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    Anything But Ordinary

    Ania thinks she's just an ordinary girl; but when she experiences a weird encounter with a girl that seems a little out of this world …

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  • Air_20130115_00000
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    Unexpected Rescue.

    Written for the darkest minds 'reluctant hero' contest.

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  • Tumblr_m0e4bwsw7m1r93i85o1_500
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    Panic

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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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  • Broken kaleidoscope
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    Broken Kaleidoscope

    Hailey finally finds someone that she can relate to 100%. They are instant best friends, but it turns out the intense views they both …

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  • Camp
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    • 1

    The Camp

    My entry for the Darkest Minds contest. This is a story about a young man who kills an S.S. guard in a concentration camp. He is fea…

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  • A
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    Authority

    Authority; noun (POWER) The moral or legal right or ability to control 20th January 2020 Dear Diary, Gone, everything, eve…

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  • Forgiveness[1]
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    The Ultimate Gift

    Somtimes forgiveness is a hard thing to give.

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