Ben can’t shake his overwhelming sense of déjà vu—hasn’t he been here before, talking to the same psychic, listening to the same song, watching the same tourists? Sure, everyone feels that way sometimes. Except not everyone is caught in a time loop that ends with a double murder.
Ben and Maggie have been living the same 48-hours over and over. Every time, they meet, fall in love, and die. But each time they relive this fate, they fight a little harder against their destiny, hoping against hope to change the ending.
Imagine your story is caught in it’s own time loop. Your challenge? Write three stories, each beginning with the sentences: “I was overwhelmed by a sense of déjà vu. Haven’t I been here before?” All three stories should have a different ending. The entry period closes on Friday, May 10 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
Each story should be in a new chapter, and should be no more the 150 words.
Figment editors will be reading all the entries. We’ll send our top 10 favorites to author Shandy Lawson, who will choose the winner.
Two runners-up will each receive a copy of The Loop by Shandy Lawson.
How to Enter
1. Read the full rules.
2. Create an account on Figment.com.
3. Start a new writing of 450 words or fewer. Each story should be a new chapter and should be no more than 150 words each.
4. Tag your writing with LoopContest 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.
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