April 16

 

COMPETITION ANNOUNCEMENT

ALL MyT SITE MEMBERS ARE  INVITED TO READ AND ENJOY THE STORIES ENTERED IN THE APRIL 2016 CREATIVE WRITING. COMPETITION.

If, having read all the stories, you would like to register your vote for the winner and placings, then the instructions below will tell you how to go about it, This is not obligatory, but if you choose to join in your participation will be very much appreciated.

JUST FOLLOW THE LINKS TO ALL THE STORIES (which are listed below), AND YOU WILL FIND EACH STORY IN TURN.

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The deadline for entries into the April 2016 Creative Writing Competition passed at Midnight on the 30 th. of April.

The topic for the stories was set by the winner of the February 2015 competition, SEADAMS who commented as follows …

“For April I suggest that we write  ”A ‘DESCRIPTIVE STORY’ of an object, a place, or a situation, with a minimum of dialogue, or preferably no dialogue whatsoever.”

Thank you to  the 14 writers who have entered a story, and thanks in advance to all those readers on the MyT site who I hope will now support the competition by reading the stories and registering their vote in the form of a comment here below on this post.

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VOTING PROCEDURE.

As in previous months, when voting it would help if voters would make sure to quote the name of the story when posting their vote.

Voting can now commence and will continue until 11 p.m. on SUNDAY the 8th. of May 2016.

There are no restrictions as to who is allowed to vote, all that is asked is that the voter reads all the stories and votes according to their preference. A brief reason for the choice is welcome but not mandatory.

Voters are requested to vote 5 points for first place, 3 points for second, and 1 point for third place.
Please do not submit any other point combinations such as 3/3/3, 4/4/1, 5/2/2, etc.

Writers are requested not to vote for any of their own entries. There will be no detailed summaries posted as to how the voting is progressing throughout the voting period but as soon as possible after voting closes a tabulated list of results will be posted separately and the winner declared.

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PLEASE DO NOT COMMENT AT LENGTH ABOUT THE STORIES OR RECORD ANY THOUGHTS THAT YOU MAY HAVE ON THEM, UNTIL AFTER VOTING CLOSES.

IF YOU WISH TO DESCRIBE IN DETAIL THE REASONS FOR YOUR CHOICES, OR COMMENT AT LENGTH ABOUT SOME OR ALL OF THE INDIVIDUAL STORIES, A SEPARATE PAGE WILL BE SET UP AT THE END OF THE VOTING PERIOD AND AFTER THE RESULT HAS BEEN POSTED.

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A TOTAL OF 14  ENTRIES HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED AND HERE ARE THE LINKS TO ENABLE YOU TO FIND THEM …

 

HAWTHORN SANCTUARY. Written By Fizzeerascal.
https://fizzeerascalstories.wordpress.com/

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ESCAPE. Written by Colmore.(1)
http://my.telegraph.co.uk/colmoreblog/

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THE FAR WINDOWED WALL. Written by Chester_Goode.
http://my.telegraph.co.uk/dodgecity/chester_goode/12622/the-far-windowed-wall/

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GRANDFATHER. Written by Lostinwords.
https://lostinwords2.wordpress.com/2016/04/27/april-2016-competition/

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WRECKED. Written by Americanmum.
http://my.telegraph.co.uk/americanmum/americanmum/197/april-creative-writing-entry/

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ONE FOR THE ANALYST’S COUCH. Written (?) by Atiller.
http://my.telegraph.co.uk/attila/atiller/15998440/a-story-for-the-april-2016-cw-competition/

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OUR WALK. Written by Capucin.
https://davidgoodwin935.wordpress.com/2016/04/28/our-walk/

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CUPID GOES ON A PICNIC. Written by Expatangie.
http://my.telegraph.co.uk/expatangie/expatangie/189/cupid-goes-on-a-picnic-2/

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NOT PLAIN ON SALISBURY PLAIN. Written by Charles Stuart.
http://my.telegraph.co.uk/furryfeatures/furryfeatures/108/not-plain-on-salisbury-plain/

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THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD. Written by Peter Barnett.
https://aasof.com/2016/04/30/the-house-of-the-dead/

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FETCHED UP. Written by Seadams.
http://my.telegraph.co.uk/seadams/

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DOGGERLAND. Written by Giselle.
https://chateauxenespagne.com/stories-2016/doggerland/

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BRUSSELS. Written by PavlovaQueen.
http://www.pavlovaqueen.com/archives/317

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THE VIEW FROM ABBEY ROAD. Written by Colmore, (2).

http://my.telegraph.co.uk/colmoreblog/colmore/11/the-view-from-abbey-road-2/

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I hope that you will all enjoy an hour or so relaxing in the company of  our writers, and then feel moved enough to comment and/or vote in the competition.April 16

 

THE RESULT

Our clear winner for the month was  THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD. Written by Peter Barnett  with 27 points.

In second place came  WRECKED. Written by Americanmum  with 19 points.

And just behind in third place was  DOGGERLAND. Written by Giselle with 16 points.

Congratulations to our winner Peter Barnett for his winning story, and to our talented runners up.

As is the custom, Peter  will be invited to set the topic for June 2016 which will have the standard word limit of 500 to 3000 words.
Thanks also to all the other entrants who gave both their time and talent in support of our little group, and not forgetting those who joined in the voting process and added their valued support.

Anyone who is interested in reading the top placed stories, or any of the other stories entered, will find details of how to find them on this link

Here is a link to a table of all the votes cast , prepared and supplied once again by  AmericanMum whose ready assistance in collating the votes as they come in is greatly appreciated.CW-VOTING.-APRIL-2016.-Sheet1

 

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