Part 1 of this blog will present the upcoming monthly theme, banner links and challenge specifics for the current month.
Part 2 will contain links to the previous month’s submissions and a link to vote in each category (veteran or novice).
After the vote closes an update to this blog post will be made to announce the winners in each category.
If you are brand new to this challenge click here for info on starting and posting:
Part One – New Theme:
To celebrate the new year and the new decade, in January 2020 we started a NEW thing.
A little exercise in cooperative creativity.
A writing collab of sorts, if you will.
A new story for all of us that will cross blog-lines and if we allow it, will jog us past the comfort of our well worn predictable creative paths.
This month, February 2020, choose an antagonist from the January 2020 entries and integrate them into your protagonist’s story.
(You should be able to find them for DL in the gallery.
Please be kind and link the blog of your antagonist choice to your story so that the originator will get recognized too.
ANY questions please ask me.)
Some of my ramblings ❤
Please note that you do not have to find a villain!
It is true that often, the antagonist is a villain, BUT they don’t necessarily have to be.
Remember an antagonist is one that contends with or opposes … is somehow against the protagonist.
It can be an opponent, competitor, rival or they just maybe someone who has a different agenda.
Think outside of the box.
The antagonist is the principal source of conflict for the protagonist in your story.
In your February offering tell us about this conflicted relationship.
You can creatively incorporate the new sim into your story situation BUT you must play them as the person presented.
** Second chance **
If you missed the deadline to submit your protagonist for the monthly vote IT IS NOT TOO LATE to join the fun.
Muse on and create your protagonist.
Chose your antagonist.
Start your story from here.
I have given more breathing room in the word count for February so that it will allow you to flesh out your protagonist a bit as you address their relationship with their antagonist.
The only thing you will not be eligible for is the January vote and to have your protagonist participate as an antagonist in a fellow scribblers story.
Up to 1000 max (giving you more elbow room)
min 4 to max 10
29 February 2020 @ Midnight PST
Post your story on your blog AND here.
(If you are new to the forum and cannot post a link yet let me know and I will help.)
February 2020 participant banners
Submit in one of two categories.
Novice – blogging for a year or less
Veteran – blogging for more than a year and/or more experienced writer
Place whichever banner you choose at the beginning of your blog to indicate which branch of the challenge you are submitting to (Novice or Veteran).
Part two – Past month submissions
Vote & Winner’s Update
By reader’s vote the winners for January 2020 are:
1st Place Meet Jayne Ayer
1st Place Lonely Girl of the Windy Isle
1st Place The Book of Life and Death
2nd Place Dawn, The Good One
3rd Place CJ Bonnaview (A Sims 4 Short Story)
3rd Place The Life of Veronica Grey
All of the votes were incredibly close .. job well done! If we had a fourth-place all the rest would have gotten a banner .. 4th all tied up ONE vote under #3.
1st Place The Vengeance of Sulani
2nd Place Valley of Angels
3rd Place The History of Matilda
January 2020 Submissions:
This month the challenge was to create and introduce a protagonist .. the story’s main character.
As you read, what characters do you now feel you know and are connected with? The choice is yours, the reader. You pick the challenge winners! Voting closes 7 February 2020 at midnight PST