Deadly Little Lessons Short-Story Contest Winners

Deadly Little Lessons by Laurie Faria StolarzInspired by Deadly Little Lessonsthe fifth book in the Touch series by Laurie Faria Stolarz, we challenged you to write a story that begins with the sentence: “I was unsure and scared, but I had a reserve of inner strength to help me find my way.” You wrote and voted, and we sent the finalists to Laurie for judging!

We’re now pleased to announce the winners of this contest. Read through the winning entries below, and be sure to congratulate your fellow Figs!


First Place:

Laurie says: “Love it! Great suspense and use of tone. Nice job with her voice—keeping things light and intense at the same time. A mystery and romance rolled into one, with a bit of humor mixed in. Really nicely layered here—beautiful job!”

Congrats, Violet! You will receive all five books in Laurie Faria Stolarz’s Touch series: Deadly Little SecretDeadly Little LiesDeadly Little GamesDeadly Little Voices, and Deadly Little Lessons.


Second Place:

Laurie says: “Lovely descriptions. So much textural and sensory detail. This piece is layered with sound and smells and feeling. I have so many questions. I really hope the author continues with this piece. I have a feeling we’ll be seeing more of her work. Very talented.”

Bravo, Brenna! You will receive a $10 Amazon gift card and an ebook copy of Deadly Little Lessons from the iBookstore.


Third Place:

Laurie says: “Really nice use of writing prompt!  Powerful story!”

Way to go, Margy! You will receive an ebook copy of Deadly Little Lessons from the iBookstore.

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