Hysteria Short-Story Contest Finalists

Hysteria by Megan Miranda

After Mallory kills her boyfriend in self-defense, her parents ship her off to boarding school in New Hampshire. She might be far from home, but she’s still haunted by her past.

Inspired by Hysteriaby Megan Miranda, we challenged you to write a story about a character who’s running from their past. You wrote and voted, and we’re now pleased to announce the finalists that will be sent to Megan Miranda for judging.

Read through the finalists below, and be sure to wish your fellow Figs luck in the rest of the judging process.


Running From Myself by Emma Taylor-Brill

Running from the Past by Margy

Endangered by Abigail

Innocence Lost by Z

Forever Remembered by Gabby Rose

Aurora by Cassidy Petersen


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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