Details of the DECEMBER 2015 Creative Writing Competition.


The topic for DECEMBER has been set by the second in the October 2015 competition ‘TurkishJenny’ who is standing in for Seadams who seems to have gone ‘walkabout’.

TurkishJenny has chosen the topic ‘SPIRITS and comments as follows…

“ Typically Scrooge’s Spirits of Christmas’ past and present or Noel Coward’s Christmas Spirits, – in other words, Spirits of the spooky, ghostly kind. And of course, there are always the spirits of the ‘Raise your glasses”, ” Cheers”. and “Down the Hatch” kind.( or  ”Onderaan het Luik”, Abajo de la portilla”, “Kapa??”, or “Here’s looking at you kid” in other places around the world) :-)


For those that missed them,links to all the October entries, including the top three can still be found on this link …
 The length of the story in December should be between 250 and 1500 words. Competitors are reminded that multiple entries can be accepted, particularly of the shorter variety.
Closing date for entries –Midnight  WEDNESDAY the 30th of DECEMBER 2015 ( a day early so as not to interfere with any New Year Eve “Knee’s up”)
The period for receiving voteswill be announced at the close of the competition.Votes will not be accepted until the competition closes.



Publish stories on your personal blogs and  post a link to your story in the form of a comment here on the post below.

If you are unable to do this, post your entry as a separate “Update” or “Discussion” in the Creative Writing forum at …


The “prize” for winning this December competition will be to set the topic for a future month early in 2016 which will be confirmed later.

The competition is open to anyone with an interest  in short story writing, particularly (but not exclusively) to members of the MyT site and/or the Creative Writing Group and Short Story Club sites.

Just after the closing date, details of how to vote and a vote collection point will be set up as a “Discussion” on the Creative Writing Group page.


Links to some previous  winners  can be found here …

A list of  detailed rules for  the competition can be found here …

There  is a topic For New Members which explains a  little more about this forum:

There  is a discussion topic for My Telegraph bugs and issues at:

Writing is a rewarding and entertaining pastime.
Why not submit a story and find out just how much fun it can be to compete against a very spirited bunch of enthusiasts. (Is ‘Bolli’ a spirit?)