#SSC 4: April 17-23/ 2016

It’s Sunday. That means we have a winner for the second #SSC and a brand new challenge to build those writing muscles!

jhwinter2-150x150The winner for the second Scribbles on Cocktail Napkins Sunday Scribble Challenge is Julianne Hildebrand Winter (J.H. Winter). Julianne is a fantasy writer geared toward Middle Grade and Young Adult readers, and the author of Ink and Stitches: The Writerly and Creative Life of J.H. Winter.

The prompt for that week?

Your character is a villain. Your goal this week is to get your reader to root for him or her in as few words as possible.

The brilliant Julianne’s winning submission:


86b1f9a5024be03c5737fb59aa61f153I wasn’t born this way…I was MADE this way. Words hurt and I wouldn’t let them hurt me anymore. I know they say let sleeping dogs lie, but Grawk was hungry for blood, and I didn’t have the strength to stop him from attaining his meal.

“Oops,” I muttered, as my fingers pulled the final pin keeping him tethered to the earth. “He’ll be back when he’s had his fill.”

I closed my eyes, arms splayed to the sides, as the feeling of wind pushing past my face in wing-beats, signaled the end to my torment and the beginning of something beautiful.


Thank you for participating in the challenge, J. H.! I’d like to invite you and/or your work to be featured in an upcoming post on Scribbles on Cocktail Napkins. This can be done in whatever way you like. A reblog, a guest blog, a new interview about a favorite project, or even a small sample of your latest book along with a purchasing link. You decide!

Now, without any further ado, let’s get to our next Scribble Challenge!! Here’s the new prompt:

quotescover-JPG-82The Rules: You have six days to ruminate if you need them. Post one submission to the prompt in the comment section below. The deadline? Saturday, April 23rd @noon Atlantic Daylight Time.

  • Encourage other Scribblers. Try to comment (reply) to at least three other submissions during the week.
  • After the deadline, VOTE for your favorite submission by emailing: Sundayscribblechallenge@gmail.com. Place the lucky author’s name in the HEADER of your email.

*Remember:

Voting polls for this challenge OPEN immediately after the prompt deadline on April 23rd, and CLOSE one week later, on April 30th. That means the winner of THIS challenge won’t be announced until Sunday, May 1st, when the sixth challenge prompt is posted.

VOTE FOR LAST WEEK’S CHALLENGE!! EMAIL YOUR VOTES TO Sundayscribblechallenge@gmail.com.


Trolls will be escorted back to their bridge with a flaming stick of dynamite.

22 thoughts on “#SSC 4: April 17-23/ 2016

  1. What a nice surprise to see, when I opened up my email! Thank you so much everyone for the votes! This was my favorite one to write so far (although I’ve enjoyed all of them). Apparently reaching into my darker side comes up with some fun results! 🙂

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  2. I sat in the cool grass, beneath the cloaking shade of a willow tree. No doubt, they would all be searching for me by now. Expectations were high and I wasn’t sure I was the girl to bring about the change they were speaking of. I mean, who was I really? The daughter of a metalsmith? The one who preferred the company of a forge to the words of men? I wasn’t cut out for the business of marriage, let alone to someone I didn’t even know. When the prince had set eyes on me that day, though, his mind was set, and my future was set with it. I could run, but knew running would get me nowhere but alone. No. I stood up and felt the breeze of change tingle across my arms and through my elven, auburn hair. I would stand with him. I would see this land brought into a better age, for any good man is only as good as the woman who whispers into his ear at night.

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  4. “Are you the same woman who confronted me in the middle of River City Medical Center? Are you that woman? Look deep inside, Ari,” Millie interrupted. “When you opposed me about Sydney, you weren’t thinking about how you couldn’t do it… you were fighting for what you knew what right. That didn’t disappear. You’re a riser, Ari. You will not only survive, you will thrive. Believe in yourself.”
    Arianne considered the words. How could Millie be so sure? How could she know? Looking down, she caught a glimpse of the crucifix resting next to her heart and found the answer herself. Faith.

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