Beautiful Lies Flash-Fiction Contest Day 2

Jessica Warman’s new novel, Beautiful Lies, takes place in a seemingly normal suburban setting. But something is not quite right. Alice and Rachel are identical twins who are linked not just by looks, but by a unique psychic bond. When one of them goes missing, the other begins to a frantic search to save her sister.

Inspired by Jessica Warman’s dark and brooding settings, we’ve got a weeklong flash-fiction contest for you! Each day we’ll be giving you a new setting—some place that seems totally normal. Your challenge: In 150 words or less, write a descriptive scene about the setting that feels creepy and menacing.

Today’s setting: A suburban public high school

You have until 11:59 p.m. ET on August 17, 2012 to enter. The Figment team will choose the 10 best entries from the entire week and send them to Jessica, who will choose one grand prize winner. The grand prize winner will receive copies of Beautiful Lies, Between, Breathless, Where Truth Lies all by Jessica Warman; copies of  Fracture and Hysteria (which won’t be released until February 2013) by Megan Miranda, and Breaking Beautiful by Jennifer Shaw Wolf.

Five daily winners will receive copies Beautiful Lies, Between, Breathless, Where Truth Lies all by Jessica Warman.

How to Enter:
1. Read the full rules.
2. Create an account on
3. Start a new writing of 150 words or fewer.
4. Tag your writing with BeautifulFlash and LiesFlash2 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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5 thoughts on “Beautiful Lies Flash-Fiction Contest Day 2

  1. Oh, thank goodness! I wanted to put them all on the same published writing, but using different chapters to separate the different days of the contest.

    So, what I understand from reading Olivia’s question and Emily’s response, I’m allowed to do that?

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