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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Spellbound — Audrey Zhang
The Singular Library — V.A. Sreeniketh
The Heart of the Sea — James Robinson
Beautiful, Terrible — Jessica Wang
sounds from a car radio playing at the scenic overlook of the Moki Dugway —Bracklinn Williams
First Day — Katrin Brinkman
Tourbillon — Bracklinn Williams
Welcome to My Graveyard — Jessica Wang
Slipshin — Molly Lopkin