Vote in the Hysteria Short-Story Contest

Hysteria by Megan MirandaMallory’s parents send her to Monroe, a boarding school in New Hampshire, after she kills her boyfriend in self-defense. They hope the school will provide Mallory with a fresh start. But Mallory is still haunted by the ghost of her dead boyfriend—and stalked by his vengeful mother.

Inspired by Hysteriaby Megan Miranda, we challenged you to write a story about a character who’s running from their past. The entry period has ended, but you still have a chance to help choose the top ten finalists that will be judged by Megan Miranda. Read through the entries and heart your favorites!

Voting will run until Monday, February 25 at 5:00 p.m. ET, so get hearting, Figgies!


One grand-prize winner will receive copies of Hysteria and Fracture by Megan Miranda; Beautiful Lies and Between by Jessica Warman; Dead Girls Don’t Lie (which isn’t out until September 2013!) and Breaking Beautiful by Jennifer Shaw Wolf. The grand-prize winner will also receive a $15 Amazon gift card and the chance to choose the Figment homepage stories for one day.

One second prize winner will receive copies of Hysteria and Fracture by Megan Miranda, and Beautiful Lies and Between by Jessica Warman.

One third prize winner will receive copies of Hysteria and Fracture by Megan Miranda.

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