All tcwg site members (and any other interested parties) are invited to read and enjoy the stories entered in the October 2016 TCWG creative writing competition.

If, having read all the stories, you would like to register your vote for the winner and placings, then please follow the voting instructions set out below. This is not obligatory, but if you choose to join in, your participation will be very much appreciated.

The deadline for entries into the October 2016 Creative Writing Competition passed at Midnight on the 31st. October 2016.

The topic for OCTOBER was set by the winner of the August 2016 competition Araminta who has suggested that the topic should be written to include any two of the acknowledged ‘seven sins’. These are  Greed, Pride, Envy. Wrath, Gluttony, Lust, and Sloth.

6 members have entered a total of 7 stories, and thanks are due to them for their efforts. There have also been apologies from a number of members for missing out this month. We fully understand that there are sometimes other pressures in life and  we look forward to their return in  November.

Advance thanks are also offered to all those group members 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.



As in previous months, when voting it will help if voters will make sure to quote the name of the story when posting their vote, particularly in the case where an author has entered more than one story.

Voting can now commence and will continue until 11 p.m. on Wednesday the 9th of November 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. Votes should be registered in the form of comments in the reply box below.
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, and voters are asked not to comment at length about the stories or record any thoughts that you may have on them, until after voting closes.

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. If then 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.


List of entries received. (If I have inadvertently missed an entry or entries, please advise.)

MEN IN BLACK. Written by Peter Barnett.


FRED THE PHILOSOPHER. A story of pride and sloth. Written by Araminta.


SLOTH AND LUST. Written by Danthemann.


DEADLY SINS. Written by Colmore.




THE SHUFFLE. Written by Atiller.




Pleasant reading and please don’t forget to register your vote below.


37 thoughts on “The October 2016 TCWG Creative Writing Competition: Where to find the stories and how to vote

  1. Hi everybody,
    The provisional result of the October CW Competition is a follows …

    In FIRST place, HALLOWEEN TEMPTATIONS. Written by ExpatAngie. with 17 points,

    In Joint Second place, SLOTH AND LUST. Written by Danthemann. and
    THE SHUFFLE. Written by Atiller. Each with 16 Points.

    And in equal Third place with 13 points each is DEADLY SINS. Written by Colmore. and MEN IN BLACK. Written by Peter Barnett.

    Congratulations to our winner ExpatAngie, and thank you to everybody who contributed to the competition. Small we may be, but the bond is firm.

    A detailed list of all the votes cast (courtesy of Americanmum) will be posted here tomorrow a.m.

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  2. A highly entertaining selection of stories this month, clearly a good choice of topic! My votes:
    5 points – Dan the Mann- ‘Sloth and Lust’
    3 points – Atiller – ‘The Shuffle’
    1 point – Peter Barnett – ‘Men in Black’
    Well done all,
    Giselle X

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    1. Thanks for the votes Giselle (even though that’s fast becoming a somewhat dubious honour in this world of ours!) Shame you weren’t able to enter this month!

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