treasures 1All tcwg site members (and any other interested parties) are invited to read and enjoy the stories entered in the March 2019 creative writing competition.
If, having read all the stories, you would like to register your vote for the winner and placings 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 March 2019 Creative Writing Competition passed at Midnight on the 31st. of March 2019.
The topic for March was set by the winner of the January 2019 competition, Capucin, and was …  ‘TREASURES’.

This was interpreted as follows …
“Your stories should revolve around anything that can be reasonably described as a treasure whether it has an intrinsic value of itself, or something that has become a treasure because it is valued by the world as a whole, such as say The Pyramids, The Taj Mahal, or The Grand Canyon.
Or it might be a National treasure valued by many, or even something that is valued by a single person because of its sentimental value to them as an individual and  special to them alone.
And I am sure that we all know what the word ‘treasure’ meant to Long John Silver! “

9 stories were entered and accepted for inclusion. *
* In view of the small number of stories entered I have taken the liberty of splitting ExpatAngie’s double-header into two separate stories. They appear consecutively on the same link.

As in previous months, when recording votes it will help if voters will make sure to quote the name of the story when posting.
Voting can now commence and will continue until 11 p.m. on  Monday the 8th. of April 2019.
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.
The voting will be for the first three stories … 5 points for first place, 3 points for second place. and 1 point for third place, and please do not submit any point combinations other than 5. 3. and 1.
Votes should be registered in the reply box below.
Writers are requested not to vote for any of their own entries, and all 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. Voters who would like to describe in detail the reasons for their choices, or comment at length about some or all of the individual stories, will be given the opportunity to comment on a separate page that will be set up at the end of the voting period and after the result has been posted.

Here are the links to all the stories. (If I have inadvertently missed any entries, or if anyone has difficulty with the links, please advise).

STRANGE BOUTIQUE. Written by BillyFoster.


BURIED TREASURE. Written by Colmore.


JESS AND TOBY. Written by Capucin.


MISSING HOURS. Written by Giselle.


THE COURIER. Written by AmericanMum.


THE MAGIC COIN. Written by ExpatAngie.


HIDDEN TREASURE. Written by ExpatAngie.


THE SPACE RESERVED. Written by Seadams.


OUT OF HIS TIME. Written by Atiller.


Pleasant reading everyone, and please don’t forget to vote.


39 thoughts on “It’s time to vote for the winner of the March 2019 tcwg competition. Find all voting details here.

  1. I’m not going to comment on how difficult it was to separate the stories .
    It nearly always is.
    And it was! 🙂
    So with apologies to all the other entrants here is what I have finally decided …

    5 Points … THE MAGIC COIN. Written by ExpatAngie.
    3 Points … MISSING HOURS. Written by Giselle.
    1 Point … THE SPACE RESERVED. Written by Seadams.

    Needless to say, everyone else (except one), can help themselves to a well deserved HM on the way out.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Gaz,
      Now that His Lord and Master has posted his vote (not that I ever figure in it), he’s allowed me access to the site again and I thank you kindly for your very welcome five points.


  2. Terrific stories this month, everyone. I enjoyed them all.
    My votes are:
    THE SPACE RESERVED. Written by Seadams. – 5 points
    STRANGE BOUTIQUE. Written by BillyFoster. – 3 points
    OUT OF HIS TIME. Written by Atiller. – 1 point
    Sorry I couldn’t vote for them all!
    G X

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  3. Well, amazing bunch of stories. I really could have added everyone for points. But hey we have to vote.
    Well done everyone. I
    Its been such a good fun read

    5 points OUT OF HIS TIME – Atiller
    3 points THE SPACE RESERVED – Seadams
    1 point – Hidden Treasure by Expatangie

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  4. What an amazing bunch of stories, so rich and imaginative and varied. It’s always very difficult to choose and especially as they are all so different and each one deserves a vote, but here goes

    The Missing Hours by Giselle

    The Courier by Americanmum

    Buried Treasure by Colmore

    Hms to everyone else

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  5. Super stories this month very hard to choose as they were all enjoyable, and the interpretation of the topic was so varied.

    The points though after much agonising are allocated thus:

    5 points STRANGE BOUTIQUE. Written by BillyFoster.

    3 points JESS AND TOBY. Written by Capucin.

    1 point THE SPACE RESERVED. Written by Seadams.

    It was probably just as well I didn’t manage to complete a story this month, the standard of entries was very high and I was suffering from a complete lack of imagination and/or inspiration.

    Well done everyone who rose to the challenge, and I wish I had more points to allocate.

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  6. 1. Billy Foster – Strange Boutique 5 points
    2. Chateaux en Espagne – Missing Hours 3 points
    3. Attiler – Out of his Time 1 point.

    Off to bed now as still feeling rough after 4 weeks of flu/cold.

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  7. Oh my dayz: this was the hardest in a while.
    After much gnashing of teeth:

    5 points – Strange Boutique by Billy Foster
    3 points – The Courrier by AmericanMum
    1 point – Hidden Treasure by Expatangie

    HM to Missing Hours by Giselle
    But honestly enjoyed every entry – thank you 🙂

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  8. Quality, not quantity this month!

    5 points to Atiller
    3 points to AmericanMum
    1 point to Giselle ( took me longer to decide this than the other two)

    HMs to everyone else and as Atiller said, not such an easy subject once one got down to it!

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    1. 5 Points ! Thank you Cap’n, very generous.
      And thanks for a subject that proved to be so difficult. I had many attempts at something slightly more novel but finally had to seek refuge in Robert Newton’s definitive eye rolling portrayal of Long John.
      “Oh ahrr me beauty.”


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