Days of Blood and Starlight Short-Story Contest Winners

Laini Taylor's Days of Blood and StarlightInspired by the lies and betrayal in Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor, we challenged you to write a story about someone who hurts the person they love the most. You wrote and voted, and we sent the ten finalists to Laini for judging.

Read through the winning stories below, and be sure to congratulate your fellow Figs!


Grand Prize:


Laini Taylor described this story as “Chilling and vivd.”

Well done, Lala! You will receive copies of Days of Blood and Starlight, Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Libba Bray’s The Diviners, and Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl’s Beautiful Creatures. The grand-prize winner will also receive a Figment tote bag and the opportunity to choose the featured stories on’s homepage for one day.


Anything For You by Sam Franz

Thorns by Kritika

Bottomless by Sara Kassidy

Way to go, everyone! You will each receive copies of Days of Blood and Starlight, Daughter of Smoke and BoneThe Diviners, and Beautiful Creatures.

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