Find Your Inner Strength: The Sweetest Dark Flash-Fiction Contest Finalists

Lora Jones wants nothing more than to be normal, not to be plagued by mysterious voices that no one else could hear. As a charity student at the posh Iverson boarding school, though, she meets two young men who will change her life. For the first time, she finds people who understand her—in fact, they will help her uncover an incredible power within herself.

Inspired by The Sweetest Dark by Shana Abé, we challenge you to write a scene about a shape-shifter. Figment editors read all of the entries, and now, we are pleased to announce the top ten finalists that will be sent to Shana Abé for judging!

History Bound by Olivia Leigh

Here is a Heart by Kimberly Karalius

Robin Dreams by Ayotli Wahaya

Metamorphosis by SkyeFields

The Carapace Mask by Mirely Peralta

 Shy by LibraryGal

The Heart of a Wheel by Bayonet Indigo

The Shifting Man by Hannah Z.

The Cascade by Emily Rose

Nobody in Particular by Indigo Pohlman


One grand-prize winner will receive a signed copy The Sweetest Dark by Shana Abé, along with copies of Seraphina by Rachel Hartman and Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay, and a $20 Amazon gift card.

Three runners-up will each receive copies of The Sweetest DarkSeraphina, and Of Beast and Beauty.

The winning stories will be featured on the Figment homepage alongside The Sweetest Dark.


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