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.

Contest Entries

  • Fault cover 2
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    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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  • Auroracoverfinal
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    Aurora Fire is living in a dull world but leading an anything but dull life. She has been dubbed the illegal third child of her family…

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

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

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  • N
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    A Moment of Bravery

    Seventeen year old Avery is sick and tired of being abused by her step father. Making a daring decision, she decides to run away from…

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  • Shadow_girl
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    Other Me

    All that we see or seem, is but a dream within a dream. Do you know what it is like to have two selves? Please read and heart if you l…

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  • Writing
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    [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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  • You said
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    You Said

    You said it wouldn't be this hard. Inspirational cover made by Katie Holland. For the Hysteria Contest.

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  • Carved heart
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    The Child of Fire

    Ryan needs to escape his life if it's the last thing he does.

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  • Cover-normal
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    Haunted Past

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  • 084
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    Invisible Death

    ~FOR HYSTERIA CONTEST~ There are no criminals, just the people who are framed as bad people, and who frames them? Invisible Death

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  • Dropwhatpropels
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    Drop What Propels You Backward

    Following the painful memories that pierce her brain, October Youngblood begins anew in her life; changing the scenery, changing her n…

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  • 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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