Homepage Stories: Keeping it Real, Day 2!

What’s the first thing someone sees when they discover Figment? YOUR stories! Everyday, five fig-tastic stories get a special 24-hour feature on our homepage. In case you didn’t catch them at first glance, here are the stories on today’s homepage and a little insight behind the daily theme.

Today on the homepage, we’re continuing to keep it real? Here are five more edgy stories to get your ready for tomorrow’s Keeping it Real chat with Simone Elkeles, Katie McGarry, and Ellen Hopkins. Check out these awesome stories on tough subjects, and make sure to tune into the chat at 7 p.m. tomorrow! You can still sign up for a reminder right here!

Numb by Hans

Our drifting is most likely natural but that doesn’t ease the pain; the knowledge that our separation is part of the natural progression of life does not alleviate this persistent ache. It complicates our life, and what is our life but a combination of our feelings, our shared memories?

The Girl With The Poem In Her Name by Kiki Rose

Like soldiers marching
we just
do things mindlessly, following some kind of
unseen signal.
Like a million suburban homes on
street, we smile
all the same.

My Best Friend’s Keeper by Tomara Conner

When I got home instead of going upstairs like usual I grabbed my umbrella and walked down the street to meet her. She just stood there in the pouring rain, and I felt my heart break even before I had time to reach her. 

Unpretty by Annika Olives

Dad drops me off in front of the school and I walk in, my head held low. I feel everyone watching me, the ugly girl. As I pass the school’s resident populars, I hear them whisper and giggle. It’s about me. It’s always about me.

Too Light a Touch (Too Deep a Wound) by John C. Steele

I hope you lose
All your light, all your glowing
Distinction. If it can’t be
Mine. Alone.


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