Winners of the Absent Four-Day Flash-Fiction Contest!

Absent by Katie WilliamsAfter she dies, Paige is left to haunt her high school—and hear all the rumors her classmates are spreading about her. Inspired by the gossip in Absent by Katie Williams, we challenged you to write a flash-fiction story that starts with a rumor. You guys submitted some amazing entries—the Figment editors read them all and sent our top ten finalists to Katie for judging. Now, the results are in!

Here are the winners, as chosen by Katie Williams herself:

Grand Prize

Congratulations, Ophelia! You win a signed copy of Absent by Katie Williams and five additional YA novels from Chronicle Books.


Great job! You will each win a signed copy of Absent by Katie Williams.

Thanks to everyone who entered—we loved reading your stories! Check out the top entries and be sure to congratulate the winners!

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