figments is Princeton University’s premier publication for science fiction, fantasy, horror, and speculative fiction. We aim to harness the imaginations of Princeton students and alumni, and provide a space to publish the most outlandish and wonderful stories that they can produce. We believe that speculative and genre fiction as literary forms are powerful, and we work to develop their presence on Princeton’s campus.

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Lucy, Lemons, and Love — Audrey Zhang
hero’s counting exercises — Sophie Lockwood
Sights — Marc Schorin
Narcissus, with a guitar — Daniel Viorica
Distant Sky — Autumn Martin
A Reading — Bracklinn Williams
Grey Omens — Jamie Robinson
cutting-murmur — Sophie Lockwood
Сойдём с Ума (We Will Walk Out of Reason) — Danielle Ranucci
Apotheosis — Mel Hornyak
Mouse Heart — Tobias Nguyen
Depending on the Price — Lara Katz
Black Cats — Áine Halligan
Pianino — Daniel Viorica
Deep Submersion — David Smith
Postmarked Omen — Rosemary Deitz

Visual Art
Gateway — Autumn Martin
Untitled — Nemo Newman