Diabolically Villainous Challenge
I know there are tons of challenges out there as we speak, but I’ve had this one bottled up for weeks, & it’s driving me crazy.
I’ve seen some great character development out there, & I’m going to take advantage of that. I want you to give me a villain of some sort. You can describe in words, in dialogue, action, or whatever, but give me a vivid picture. I want to be able to loath him or her, but I don’t want to feel guilty about it. Give us a reason (or several) to love to hate this person. There can be something tragic in the past that causes one to sympathize with the antagonist, but make us get over pity quickly. Think Javert from Les Miserables, Compeyson in Great Expectations, or, close to home, Cole in the Pretty Things series (http://ficlets.com/stories/28740).
It’s seemingly a ton of time, but deadline’s not till Saturday, Sept 13th. Plenty of time.
One thing, though: let’s not get too intimate, if you get my drift. Keep away from that “mature” button for that reason.