ghosts and appirations

All tcwg site members (and any other interested parties) are invited to read and enjoy the stories entered in the February 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 February 2019 Creative Writing Competition passed at Midnight on the 28th of February 2019.
The topic for February 2019 was set by the winner of the December 2018 competition and was …  GHOSTS and other Apparitions.
“This could be anything from a purely fictional ghost story or any real or imagined witness accounts of an unexplained ‘sighting’ of what might be commonly referred to as ‘a ghost’.”

10 stories were entered and accepted for inclusion.

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 11th. of March 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).

THE INN ON THE GREEN. Written by Colmore.</


THE APPARITION. Written by Atiller.




FORCES FOR THE GOOD. Written by ExpatAngie.


THE STONE. Written by Giselle.


EAVESDROPPING.  Written by Gazoopi.


EMILY. Written by AmericanMum.


GRANDMA BROWN. Written by Araminta.


PLAN B.  Written by Capucin.</sp


THE MAN WHO NEVER WAS. Written by Bleda.


Pleasant reading everybody, and please remember to vote.

51 thoughts on “The February 2019 TCWG voting page. Find links to all the stories and voting instructions here.

  1. Here is the result of the February 2019 tcwg competition …
    In First place with 23 points is PLAN B. Written by Capucin.
    And in Joint Second place is EAVESDROPPING. Written by Gazoopi,. and EMILY. Written by AmericanMum, each with 17 points.
    Well done and congratulations Capucin, win next month as well and for the hat-trick we will award you with a complimentary pencil sharpener. 🙂
    Congratulations are also due to our joint runners-up for equally vote-worthy stories, and it is good to see that Gazoopi has retained his touch.

    Thank you to all entrants for competing and keeping our little comp. on the road, also not forgetting our voters, without whom the competition would be rather meaningless.
    Plus our customary thanks to AmericanMum for her diligent collating work behind the scenes, and a special ‘thank-you’ this month to Araminta for sorting out my earlier posting problems.
    So, all in all, a fine team effort all round … thank you all.

    The details of the voting for each story will follow in due course, courtesy of AmericanMum.


    1. I’m so sorry, I thought I had until tomorrow night to vote, I was sure the 13th had been mentioned…..not that it matters, but I put Capcuin 1st/American Mum 2nd and Atiller (The Apparition) third….well done everyone, and thanks for such a good turn out……hoe to be back with something this month, keep on writing, Pav x x


  2. Here are my votes for this month:-

    1st – 5 Points – Plan B – Capucin
    2nd – 3 Points – There is a light that….. – Billyfoster
    3rd – 1 Point – The Stone – Giselle

    As I have mentioned before, to help me evaluate the stories I have a points system, and Billy, Giselle and Colmore all ended with the same points, so after great thought I chose Billy for 3 and Giselle for 1 point. Sorry Colmore. On a different day I would probably have selected them slightly differently, but thought I should let you know.


  3. Hi Mum,
    I wouldn’t tell him even if I did.
    But that ‘man with the webbing belt’ story is old hat as far as I’m concerned, he’s been boring people with that old chestnut for years.
    The landlord down at ‘The Feathers’ has threatened to bar him for life if he ever dares mention it to his customers again.
    Many a time he’s emptied the bar before he’s even got to the bit about the ‘white fivers’. 🙂

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  4. EAVESDROPPING. Written by Gazoopi 5pt
    Emily by Americanmum – 3 pts
    the Inn on the Green, by Colmore – 1 pt

    TBH I could have given points to a lot more stories and had to read n read again. Good feb for stories. Well done everyone. very entertained


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