Boundless Short-Story Winners

Being part angel isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Clara Gardner has the power to fly and heal with the touch of her hands, but all she wants is have a normal life as a freshman at Stanford. There’s a battle with the Black Wings on the horizon, though, and Clara and Christian, must come to terms with their destiny, even if it’s not the one they’ve dreamed of.

Inspired by Boundless by Cynthia Hand, we challenged you to write a story about someone trying to fight what they think is their destiny. You wrote, voted, and we sent ten finalists to Cynthia for judging. We’re now pleased to announce the winners!

Check out the winning entries below, and be sure to congratulate your fellow Figs!

Grand Prize

Awsome job, downwiththeeggs! You will receive all three books in Cynthia Hand’s UNEARTHLY series, UnearthlyHallowedand Boundlessa Figment tote bag; and the chance to choose the stories on the Figment homepage for one day. 

Cynthia says: “I loved the language of this story; there was such a nice, lyrical quality to the prose. I also loved the relationship between Westy and Cancer and how Cancer freed herself.”

Second Prize

Congrats, Tempest! you will receive a copy of Boundless by Cynthia Hand and a $10 Amazon gift card.

Cynthia says: “I was fascinated by the idea of this test-tube-born character and the Watchers she saw all around her, especially Theodore.”

Third Prize

Well done, Morgan! You will receive a copy of Boundless.

Cynthia says: “This one captured the transformative power of music so beautifully.”

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