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

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    Run, Princess. Run From You're Past

    Princess Alex is forced to marry Prince Kevin. But she's already in love with Zane. Run Princess. Run from you're past.

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  • Dreaming
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    Soulless

    *For the Hysteria Contest please read* *Goal one hundred hearts*

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  • Crying_by_zero_rider
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    Ya Shouldn't Lie

    HysteriaContest entry. Lafayel has no memories of anything, especially not about Genesis who died over two years ago. He appears and t…

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    Broken

    Well here's my lame attempt at the Hysteria Contest. I didn't know where my word count was and freaked out, now I see it's only 500 so…

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    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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  • The_heart
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    The Haunted and The Hunted:

    Two people running from their past.

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    Time's Up

    ***CONTEST WORD LIMIT:1200*** Piper, is trying to forget, trying to get rid of the nightmares of her past that haunt her, but nothing …

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    Where Darkness Lurks

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  • Heraldry
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    Figure

    A man out to set things right.

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  • Chase x
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    Chase X

    This is my entry for the hysteria contest/ a preview for a story I want to do once the story is over. So please read, tell me what you…

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    Write Away the Past

    Third place in the hysteria contest! A girl has to write away her past to begin her future. For the Hysteria contest.

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    Selfish

    Bad news comes to the Hampton family six-months after five-year-old Ben is mysteriously kidnapped from their back yard. But is it such…

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