There’s a vicious rumor about Paige circulating the halls of her high school. All she wants to do is set her gossiping classmates straight, but there’s just one problem: She’s a ghost, so she’s not exactly in a position to talk to anyone. Inspired by the rumor in Absent by Katie Williams, we challenged you to write a story that starts off with a rumor.
Figment editors read all the entries, and now we’re excited to announce the top 10 finalists! These stories will be sent to Katie Williams, who will pick the final winner:
The grand prize winner will receive a signed copy of Absent by Katie Williams and five additional YA novels from Chronicle Books.
Two runners-up will each receive a signed copy of Absent by Katie Williams.