Your House, Your Rules: Night School Flash-Fiction Contest

Night School by C.J. DaughertyAllie Sheridan isn’t sure that she’s going to fit in at the prestigious Cimmeria Academy. The strict rules are certainly a change from her plugged-in life in London: No cell phone, no TV, and no more getting arrested (at least her parents’ hope). The banned items are just the beginning of the list of rules Allie receives her first day at Cimmeria, and she’s not sure she’ll ever learn them all. But she’s definitely interested to learn more about Night School, the Academy’s secret society, open to only a few select students — and strictly off-limits for newbies like Allie..

Inspired by Night School, by C.J. Daugherty, we have a flash-fiction contest for you this weekend!


Imagine you ran a boarding school. In 150 words or fewer, write a list of rules that give your reader a sense of the type of school they’re attending.

You have until Monday, June 3 at 11:59 p.m. ET to enter your story. Tag your story RulesFlash. 


Figment editors will be reading all the entries. Five winners will each receive a copy of Night School by C.J. Daugherty.

How to Enter

1. Read the full rules.
2. Create an account on
3. Start a new writing of 150 words or fewer.
4. Tag your writing with RulesFlash on the “Details” tab.
5. Press “Publish Now.”
6. You should receive a pop-up confirmation of your entry, and in about two hours or so, your piece should appear among the submissions.


Please note: The comment box below is only for questions about how to enter this contest or other logistical issues. For comments, thoughts, suggestions, complaints about the contest system, please visit our Contest Input forum. To find someone to read your story, try the Contest Promotion forum.

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2 thoughts on “Your House, Your Rules: Night School Flash-Fiction Contest

  1. Hello, can the rules be explained in the form of a short story or do they have to be listed in a format with only the rules?

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