Hysteria Short-Story Contest Winners

Hysteria by Megan MirandaAfter Mallory kills her boyfriend (in self-defense), her parents send her to boarding school for 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. You wrote and voted, and we sent the finalists to Megan Miranda for judging. We’re now pleased to announce the winners of this contest.

Read through the winning stories below, and be sure to congratulate your fellow Figs!

Grand Prize

Miranda says: I was completely blown away. The main character’s internal struggle was both haunting and riveting.

Congrats, Ali! You 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. You will also receive a $15 Amazon gift card and the chance to choose the Figment homepage stories for one day.

Second Place

Miranda says: This had such great tension—I could feel it in each paragraph, and it completely hooked me.

Way to go, Abby! You will receive copies of Hysteria and Fracture by Megan Miranda, and Beautiful Lies and Between by Jessica Warman.

Third Place

Miranda says: The style and story worked really well together, drawing me in. Such beautiful language.

Bravo, Camille! You will receive copies of Hysteria and Fracture by Megan Miranda.

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