Throughout Aimée Carter’s Goddess Test series, Kate Winters struggles against one bad guy after another: a jealous ex, someone out to destroy the world, the impossible-to-live-up-to memory of her sister. While we root for Kate to succeed and get her happy ending, we can’t help but feel for these villains. Aimée is careful to make sure her villains aren’t pure evil—they just want a different outcome to the story than the protagonist.
We chatted with Aimée about how to create a sympathetic villain and then we challenged you to choose a classic villain and write a scene from their point of view. You tapped into our favorite villains’ hearts and came up with very touching stories. We are now pleased to announce the challenge winners.
Check out the winning entries below and be sure to congratulate your fellow Figs!
Well done, everyone! Your stories will be featured on the Figment homepage on Wednesday, June 19.