Announcing the Finalists of the Absent Four-Day Flash Contest!

Absent by Katie WilliamsThere’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:

Blue Eyes by Jo Niederhoff

Come With Me by Julia Warner

Confessions of a 273 by ⓂTheHalf-LightⓂ

The February House by freyawhite818

Liar by Ophelia

Lover of a Witch by Ness

The Miracle by Roisin Freemont

Rumor Has It by Summer Surfer

Whisper by Hadley Grace

Wishing Well by writing.all.around


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.

2 thoughts on “Announcing the Finalists of the Absent Four-Day Flash Contest!

  1. Congraduations to all of the finalists! I can’t wait to read the winner’s story! I will try again on the next contest. Good luck to all of you! 😀

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