Haunted High School: Absent Flash-Fiction Contest!

Absent by Katie WilliamsPaige had no plans of dying at 17. The fatal fall she took from the school’s roof during Physics class was just an accident. Now, Paige is a ghost, doomed to haunt the halls of her high school for . . . well, she’s not sure how long, but she hopes not forever. Luckily, she has two ghosts to keep her company. And it’s not terrible hanging around her old classmates. It’s exciting to hear their secrets — except when their secrets involve Paige.

Inspired by Absent by Katie Williams, we’ve got a new flash contest for you!


In 250 words or fewer, write a ghost story. You have until Saturday, June 15 at 11:59 p.m. ET to enter your story. Tag your story GhostFlash.


Figment editors will read all the entries. Three winners will each receive a copy of Absent by Katie Williams.

How to Enter

1. Read the full rules.
2. Create an account on Figment.com.
3. Start a new writing of 250 words or fewer.
4. Tag your writing with GhostFlash 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.

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