Ben and Maggie are stuck in a time loop. They keep living the same 48 hours over and over again: meeting, falling in love, dying. They want to beat the odds, but it’s hard to be successful when time itself seems to be working against you.
Inspired by The Loop by Shandy Lawson, we challenged you to write a story caught in a time loop. Figment editors read all of the entries and we sent the top ten finalists to Shandy for judging. Now, we’re super excited to announce the contest winners!
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Shandy says: This is beautiful. The progression was great, from total mystery to (almost) complete understanding in just three little steps. Great little twist at the end, where she sort of turns the tables on her husband, tagging him as the one with memory issues. I see this as a great start to a longer story, a first-person mystery with the wife trying to piece together her past and why she’s less than human. Was she built? Is she an organic human mind implanted in an artificial body? (I’m imagining she was in a terrible accident and her husband, a clever scientific type, couldn’t bear to let her die and kept her going by any means possible, building a new body for her. But of course in the end she finds the truth is a much darker story than it appears.) Well done!
Nice job, Keayva and Katerina! You’ll each receive a copy of The Loop by Shandy Lawson.
Great writing, everybody! We loved reading your stories.