Details of the NOVEMBER 2015 Creative Writing Competition.

A FREE ENTRY WRITING COMPETITION OPEN TO ALL!

The topic for November has been set by the winner of the September 2015 competition ‘Giselle’ who has chosen the topic

“SECRETS.”.

Giselle comments are paraphrased as follows …

“It falls to me to set November’s theme … and I suggest that it should be  A SECRET PASSION, THE SECRET OF SUCCESS, OR AN OFFICIAL SECRET, ETC.”

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For those that missed them,links to all the September entries, including  Giselle’s  fine winning story “HINKY-DINKY PARLAY-VOO. “, can still be found on this link …
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 The length of the story in NOVEMBER should be between 500 and 3000 words.
Closing date for entries –Midnight  Monday the 30th of November 2015.
The period for receiving votes will be announced at theclose of the competition.Votes will not be accepted until the competition closes.

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Entries.
Publish stories on your personal blogs and  post a link to your story in the form of a comment below on this post.
If you are unable to do this, post your entry as a separate “Update” or “Discussion” in the Creative Writing forum at …
http://my.telegraph.co.uk/groups/creative-writing/

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The “prize” for winning this November competition will be to set the topic for a future month which will be confirmed later. (Possibly January 2016).
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.

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A TOTAL OF 11 ENTRIES WERE ACCEPTED AND HERE ARE THE LINKS TO ENABLE YOU TO FIND THEM …

ANOTHER SPIN OF THE WHEEL. Written by Atiller,
http://my.telegraph.co.uk/attila/atiller/15998393/an-entry-for-the-november-2015-creative-writing-competition/

CLASS DIVIDE. Written by Theodora2015.
http://my.telegraph.co.uk/theodora2015/theodora2015/1/hello-world/

A MONTH AT BATH. Written by Giselle.
http://chateauxenespagne.com/stories-2015/a-month-at-bath/

MANGLE. Written by Capucin

https://davidgoodwin935.wordpress.com/2015/11/29/mangle/

THE BLUE COAT. Written by Peter Barnett.
http://aasof.com/2015/11/29/the-blue-coat/

THE TRUTH WILL OUT. Written by Expatangie.
http://my.telegraph.co.uk/expatangie/expatangie/158/the-truth-will-out-creative-writing-entry/

THE MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR AT PERA. Written by TurkishJenny
.http://my.telegraph.co.uk/turkishjenny/turkishjenny/68/novembers-mtcwg-topic-secrets-title-the-mysterious-affair-at-pera/

PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLO. Written by PavlovaQueen http://www.pavlovaqueen.com/archives/293

WHY MR. JAMES COULDN’T FATHER A CHILD. Written by Charles Stuart.
http://my.telegraph.co.uk/furryfeatures/furryfeatures/99/why-mr-james-couldnt-father-a-child/

PI BRIAN. Written by Danthemann.
http://my.telegraph.co.uk/groups/creative-writing/forum/topic/november-cw-entry-pi-brian/

I AM ZHLOGH. Written by Archie_tp.
http://my.telegraph.co.uk/archietp/archie_tp/16010832/i-am-zhlogh/

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There was one other story submitted that on the writer’s own admission, exceeded the upper word limit. I have added the link for those that might want to read it, but unless there is a unanimous request to include it in the voting (due to the smaller number of entries this month), I cannot automatically include it in the voting list.

UNNAMED. Written by Lostinwords. (4500 Words)

https://lostinwords2.wordpress.com/2015/11/29/364/

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The vote:
First with 30 points … A MONTH AT BATH. Written by Giselle.
Second with 23 points … MANGLE. Written by Capucin.
And Third with 18 points … THE MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR AT PERA. Written by TurkishJenny.

Congratulations to our winner and to the second and third.
And thanks to AmericanMum for auditing the scores and confirming the result.