Drumroll, please…..Here are the Finalists in our Essay Contest!

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There’s nothing like family. Especially during the holidays. For the Family Gatherings Contest with Figment, you all relived some of your craziest, quirkiest, most memorable family get-togethers. Congrats to these ten entries, which will be judged by none other than Susan Beth Pfeffer, best-selling author of Life as We Knew It and Blood Wounds, along with some of us here at YARN.

The finalists, in no particular order, are:

The Tree House Indians” by Ariana S.

A Crazy Christmas” by Jessie Clites

Deadbeat Dinner” by B.D. Legan

Home Inside Myself” by VirginiaCalling

Eyes Like Mine” by Jackie Lewis

Rain” by Kaito-kid (Haibara Ai-kun) <3

Remember” by Bijou

Veselé Vánoce” by Leontine

The Best Christmas Ever” by Jamie Avery

Never Let Go” by Emily Sawyer

One of these lucky Figs will have his/her story featured right here at YARN, and will receive an awesome prize pack full of books and other great swag. Thanks to everyone that participated, and have a very happy holiday season!

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