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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    Running From The Past

    Madi's relationship with Nate had never been healthy and it took her a while to realize it. But what will she do when he finally pushe…

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    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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    Finish What You Started

    All Sid Howell wanted to do was to avenge the innocent dead. Working in a vigilante/assassin group has allowed her to do just that. Bu…

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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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    Running from the Devil

    Running away from her past was only the beginning. She never planned on finding a guy who was exactly like her

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    Normal

    A girl can't escape the family business.

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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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    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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    Running Cars.

    The ghosts of her past always haunt her, and all she can do is run. Forever.

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    Tinsel Town

    When you have the option to change your future by forgetting your past, would you take it?

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    Sweet Dreams of Time

    As the past draws ever nearer, time seems to slip away, until all is left are the sweet dreams of a time that once was. Written for…

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    How to Start Over

    Thanks so much to Connolly for the cover! :) TODAY'S GOAL: 50 HEARTS!!!!! For the Hysteria contest

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