Back to School Flash-Fiction Contest: Day 5

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It’s the final day of our Back to School Flash-Fiction contest. Did you make it through the week? Are you exhausted? We’re not quite finished yet. You’ve got to get home from school after this epic week.

Today’s prompt: In 150 words or less, write a story set on a school bus. Tag your story BacktoSchoolFlash and SchoolFlash5. You have until 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, August 31 to enter.

You have 24 hours to enter a story in response to the prompt. You can enter one story for each day’s prompt. (If you respond to multiple prompts over the course of the challenge, those stories do not have to be related.)

The Figment editors will choose one winning response to each day’s prompt; that story’s writer will receive a super secret surprise book and their story will be featured on the Figment homepage!

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 BacktoSchoolFlash on the Details tab. Tag your writing SchoolFlash5.
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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4 thoughts on “Back to School Flash-Fiction Contest: Day 5

    • Hey M.O-
      We’re unable to comment on the stage of the judging process, but winners will be announced on the blog as soon as possible!

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