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Details of the February 2016 Creative Writing Competition.

A FREE ENTRY WRITING COMPETITION OPEN TO ALL!

The topic for February has been set by the winner of the December 2015 competition Claire, who has chosen the topic “BOWIE.”

Claire commented as follows ..

“I’d like to propose Bowie-related theme for the February creative writing topic. I initially thought of ‘Absolute beginners’ – but then found there were so many other Bowie songs that it was difficult to choose…With that in mind, I’d like to make the February topic the title of a David Bowie song. It can be any song – the choice is yours – and take the form of a story or a poem.”

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ALL MyT SITE MEMBERS ARE INVITED TO READ AND ENJOY THE STORIES ENTERED IN THE FEBRUARY 2016 CREATIVE WRITING COMPETITION AND THEN, IF THEY SO WISH, VOTE FOR THE TOP THREE PLACINGS.

JUST FOLLOW THE LINKS TO THE STORIES LISTED BELOW TO FIND THEM ON-SITE.

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The deadline for entries into the February 2016 Creative Writing Competition passed at Midnight last night.(29.02.2016)

The topic for the stories was set by Claire who chose the topic ‘BOWIE’

Claire commented as follows ..
“I’d like to propose Bowie-related theme for the February creative writing topic. I initially thought of ‘Absolute beginners’ – but then found there were so many other Bowie songs that it was difficult to choose…With that in mind, I’d like to make the February topic the title of a David Bowie song. It can be any song – the choice is yours – and take the form of a story or a poem.”
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This is an open competition, and any interested party who wishes to participate is welcome to join in the voting and/or commenting on the stories at the appropriate time or place.

As in previous months, it would help if voters would make sure to quote the name of the story when posting their vote. This month we have three stories with the same title so please make sure that you include the bracket number 1, 2, or 3, in the title as well.

Voting can now commence and will continue until 11 p.m. on Tuesday the 8th. of March 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 your 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 11 ENTRIES HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED AND HERE ARE THE LINKS TO ENABLE YOU TO FIND THEM …

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes. Written by Expatangie.
http://my.telegraph.co.uk/expatangie/expatangie/174/ch-ch-ch-changes/

Diamond Dogs (1). Written by Fizzeerascal.
https://fizzeerascalstories.wordpress.com/

Diamond Dogs (2). Written by Lostinwords.
https://lostinwords2.wordpress.com/2016/02/27/february-2016-competition/

Hermione and Sweet Betsy: ‘Life on Mars’. Written by Chester_Goode.
http://my.telegraph.co.uk/dodgecity/chester_goode/12293/hermione-and-sweet-betsy-life-on-mars/

Letter to Hermoine. Written by Americanmum.
http://my.telegraph.co.uk/americanmum/americanmum/191/creative-writing-feb-2016/

Station to Station. Written by Capucin.
https://davidgoodwin935.wordpress.com/2016/02/29/station-to-station/

Diamond Dogs (3). Written by Gazoopi.
http://gazoopi.com/?p=188

Starman. Written by Charles Stuart.
http://my.telegraph.co.uk/furryfeatures/furryfeatures/102/starman/

Definitely not Rocket Science. Written by Rosiedee.
http://my.telegraph.co.uk/groups/creative-writing/forum/topic/february-c-w-entry-definitely-not-rocket-science/

Oh You pretty things. Written by Claire.
http://my.telegraph.co.uk/clare15/

The Girl with the Mousy Hair.  Written by Seadams.
http://my.telegraph.co.uk/seadams/seadams/131/the-girl-with-the-mousy-hair/

 

Pleasant reading, and please remember to vote.

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RESULT ANNOUNCEMENT

The result of the February 2016 Creative writing Competition is as follows …

Clear in First place with 34 points was  … The Girl with the Mousy Hair.  Written by Seadams.

In Second place with 19 points was … Station to Station. Written by Capucin.

And in Third place  with 18 points … Definitely not Rocket Science. Written by Rosiedee.

Congratulations to our winner Seadams for his clear winning story, and to our runners up.

As is the custom, Seadams will be invited to set the topic for April 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.

Here is a table of all the votes cast , supplied once again by courtesy of AmericanMum whose assistance in collating the votes as they come in is greatly appreciated. February-2016-CW-Voting-result.-Sheet1-11