Timekeeper: A Short-Story Contest

Timekeeper book cover“You are a Timekeeper: one of the select individuals born with a gift that enables you to move and manipulate Time.”

Michele Windsor is still trying to understand her time-traveling gift. As she settles into her new life with her wealthy grandparents on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, she slowly begins to uncover her family’s many secrets.

Reading her father’s journals, she learns about his own time-traveling adventures and the family’s connection to the mysterious (and sinister?) Time Society. But she also discovers her father’s entanglement with a vengeful Windsor relative. Before she knows it, she’s caught up in a 120 year-old family rift—one so dangerous, it has life-or-death consequences.

Prompt:

Inspired by Timekeeper by Alexandra Monir, the sequel to Timeless, we’ve got a new short-story contest for you! In 1,200 words or fewer, write a story about a family secret.

Prizes:

One grand-prize winner will receive signed copies of Timeless and Timekeeper by Alexandra Monir, a $15 Amazon gift card, and the chance to choose the Figment homepage stories for one day.

Two runners-up will each receive a copies of Timekeeper and Timeless by Alexandra Monir.

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 fewer.
4. Tag your writing with TimekeeperContest 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 Tuesday, February 12 at 11:59 p.m. ET to enter your story. Voting will run until Tuesday, February 19 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

Figment editors will choose the winners from the top ten most-hearted entries.

Contest Entries

  • Assassin
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    • 4

    Assassin

    The best assassins are the ones who appear in person. Unafraid of the world, and faithful to their clients. And assassins never mis…

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  • Heraldry
    • 0
    • 0

    Our Secret...

    My story for the Timeless contest, please check it out!

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  • Frek
    • 3
    • 1

    Freaks

    Family secrets. Cover by Katie Holland.

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  • Images
    • 3
    • 1

    Secrets

    For the Timekeeper Contest Inspired by the PLL Theme, Secrets.

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  • Cover-normal
    • 2
    • 0

    Let's Make a Deal

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  • 836whispers
    • 3
    • 0

    836 Whispers

    Whispers of tales and stories and dreams and things that should never happen but always do. For the Timekeeper contest.

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  • Imagesblue
    • 0
    • 1

    Release

    A 19 year old soldier comes back on leave for two months. After family turmoil, he decides to show his love for the person he's yearne…

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  • 162340761539581218_ay1jwpmb_c
    • 7
    • 1

    Writhe

    For the timekeeper contest. A family of five has to hide from society in order to survive because of who they are.

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  • Ink-water-wallpaper-i1
    • 2
    • 0

    Leonid

    Blood-thirsty demons infesting Leo's dreams now appear to him in the real world itching to kill. Why had Leo's family kept his past a…

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  • 218055520k
    • 8
    • 0

    Breathe with Me

    Can Kelsie give James her darkest secret? The one that tore her family apart and ruined her life?

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  • Some holes left undug
    • 1
    • 0

    Some Holes Left Undug

    She killed him. She actually killed him. She watched her mom drive off in the night with the body. His body. She knew her mother wou…

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  • Cover-normal
    • 5
    • 0

    The Mapmaker

    Kate is wonderful at drawing maps, but her father won't let her follow her passion for cartography, despite being one himself.

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