September Contest Winning Submission

September Contest Winning Submission

Congratulations to Tracy Buckner on her winning submission to our September 100-word story contest! We hope you enjoy her submission as much as we did.

If you’re interested in submitting your work to Scribbler’s contests, take a look at our contest page for the next opportunity to submit.

When The Screaming Stopped

She cried. He cried. I cried. 

I rested his head in my palm staring into his deep blue eyes pleading for silence. I kissed his fuzzy head. She, on my other knee, blond curls tangled, whimpering. I couldn’t remember the last time I brushed her hair or slept or ate. 

I was not the mother I should be. 

I was failing – 


  – fading. 

“It’s time,” the voice instructed. 

The water was warm – not too hot, not too cold – just like they teach in parenting class. 

Drops fell into the tub water – 




“It’s time.”

And the screaming stopped.

Thank you to Tracy for allowing us to share her submission, and congratulations to her again.

Until next time, Scribblers!

The Scribbler Team

Victoria Scott started Scribbler in 2017 after traditionally publishing an impressive number of books with companies like HarperCollins Harlequin Scholastic and Macmillan. Victoria is an Uber-hailing city girl who is passionate about writing and helping other writers find their voice.

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