Legends

ALL MyT SITE MEMBERS ARE INVITED TO READ AND ENJOY THE STORIES ENTERED IN THE JANUARY 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 January 2016 Creative Writing Competition passed at Midnight last night.(31.01.2016)

The topic for the stories was set by Giselle who chose the topic ‘LEGEND’

Giselle  commented as follows …

“I enjoyed reading Lost’s November story which I thought had the style of an ancient legend, so I wondered if the January theme could be ‘LEGEND’. A story written around any sense of the word ( there are many meanings on offer in the OED, even a nautical one).

But NOT in the sense of ‘leg – end’ though.”

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Thank you to all the 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 below on this post.

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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.

Voting can now commence and will continue until 11 p.m. on Wednesday the 10th. of February 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 15 ENTRIES HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED AND HERE ARE THE LINKS TO ENABLE YOU TO FIND THEM …

 

THE CONQUEROR’S JOURNEY. Written by TurkishJenny.(1) http://my.telegraph.co.uk/turkishjenny/turkishjenny/84/topic-legend-title-the-conquerors-journey/

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THE IMP. Written by Giselle.
http://chateauxenespagne.com/stories-2016/imp/

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THE LEGEND OF BELLA VISTA. Written by Colmore.
http://my.telegraph.co.uk/colmoreblog/

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THE FIRE-CROW. Written by Lostinwords.
https://lostinwords2.wordpress.com/2016/01/27/january-2016-competition/

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THE DREAMERS. Written by TurkishJenny. (2)
http://my.telegraph.co.uk/turkishjenny/turkishjenny/91/topic-legends-title-the-dreamers/

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THREE LEGENDS. Written by TurkishJenny.(3)
http://my.telegraph.co.uk/turkishjenny/turkishjenny/100/100/

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AUNTIE RHODA’S ROCK CAKES. Written by Fizzeerascal.
https://fizzeerascalstories.wordpress.com/

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TINGLING RILL. Written by Capucin.
https://davidgoodwin935.wordpress.com/2016/01/30/tingling-rill/

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STARTING OVER IN YOUR SIXTIES. Written by ExpatAngie.
http://my.telegraph.co.uk/expatangie/expatangie/167/starting-over-in-your-sixties-creative-writing-entry-january-2016/

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THE 2T. Written by Peter Barnett.
http://aasof.com/2016/01/30/the-2t/

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LEGACY OF A LEGEND. Written By PavlovaQueen.
http://www.pavlovaqueen.com/archives/311

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VIVA LAS VEGAS. Written by Jo Jenner.
http://jojenner.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/viva-las-vegas.html

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FLAT EARTH SOCIETY. Written by Rosiedee (?).
http://my.telegraph.co.uk/groups/creative-writing/forum/topic/january-2016-creative-writing-entry-flat-earth-society-aka-more-of-my-nonsense/

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THE HAND THAT SHOOK THE HAND OF A LEGEND. Written by Atiller.
http://my.telegraph.co.uk/attila/atiller/15998422/the-january-2016-creative-writing-competition-an-entry/

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MEETING PETER THE COOL. Written by Danthemann.
http://my.telegraph.co.uk/groups/creative-writing/forum/topic/january-cw-entry-meeting-peter-the-cool/

ALL MyT SITE MEMBERS ARE INVITED TO READ AND ENJOY THE STORIES ENTERED IN THE JANUARY 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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Legends

RESULT ANNOUNCEMENT

Apologies all round for a) the delay in posting this revised result, and b) for not including ‘croppers’ additional points in last night’s posted totals.

Fortunately this did not affect the result and the placings, but the revised result of the January Creative Writing Competition is as follows …

In First place with 42 points was  … Auntie Rhoda’s Rock Cakes. Written by Fizzeerascal.
In Second place with 28 points was … Meeting Peter the Cool. Written by Danthemann. 
And in Joint Third place, each with 16 points … The Fire Crow. Written by Lostinwords.  and The Hand that Shook the Hand of a Legend. Written by Atiller.

Congratulations to our ever popular winner Fizzeerascal for her clear winning story, and to our runners up.

As is the custom, Fizz will be invited to set the topic for March 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.

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