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!

Prizes

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.

Contest Entries

  • One more lie cover - livia
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    One More Lie

    [FINALIST IN THE HYSTERIA CONTEST][NOT FOR SWAPS] <br><br>"We're not thieves, Min. We're just... special," she lies. Then, before the …

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  • Carved heart
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    • 5

    Normal

    A girl can't escape the family business.

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  • Imagescanlls22
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    • 1

    You Can Run, But You Can't Hide

    My entry for the Hysteria Contest. Please heart!!! :)

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  • Rayne
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    • 0

    Rayne

    Rayne's tormented mind reminds her of all the horrible things she's done, but if that isn't bad enough she can't be free of the agency…

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  • Writing
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    • 11

    Endangered

    [2nd Place Winner in the Hysteria Short Story Contest / March 2013 / Thank you to everyone who read, commented, and reviewed!] Vi'…

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  • 513707-256-148491
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    • 0

    Tristan

    A boy whose name and eye color sets him apart, makes people think he is a monster. With no chance of acceptance he becomes a nomad but…

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  • Fault cover 2
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    • 5

    Fault

    Guilt has been eating away at Ava for four years, and she doesn't think she can live with it anymore. Will the truth give her peace of…

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  • Megan-fox-blue-eyes-wallpaper-hd
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    • 0

    Inevitable

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  • Mocanu-bw-blackwhite-tremendo-artistic-black-and-white-photography-woman-sadness-sad-beauty_large
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    • 18

    Forever Remembered

    We never know the last time we'll see someone we love...

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  • Cover-normal
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    • 2

    The Experience

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    The Runner

    Joyce Reeces is titled "The Runner". Throughout most of her life, she has been running away from everything: her problems, her family,…

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  • Cover-normal
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    • 0

    Escape

    16-year-old Jayme and her adopted siblings, having escaped from a genetic laboratory are once again on the run. Short story version o…

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