All tcwg site members (and any other interested parties) are invited to read and enjoy the stories entered in the October 2019 creative writing competition.
If, having read all the stories, you would like to register your vote for the winner 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 2019 Creative Writing Competition passed at Midnight on the 31st. of October 2019.

The topic for October 2019 was set by the winner of our July competition, ExpatAngie, who chose as her subject …‘Broken Relationships’. 

This can be best described as as story centred around the breakdown of a relationship between an engaged or married couple, or in this ‘enlightened age’ a civil partnership, or a fall out of  business partners, perhaps even the breakdown of an alliance drawn up between individual Sovereign States leading to war.

6 stories have been ‘short listed’, and in view of the slightly disappointing entry it is suggested that this month the voting is restricted to two places only, i.e. 5 points for first place and 3 points for second place and as usual your selections should be registered in the reply box below. When recording a vote it will help our administration team if voters quote the name of the story when posting.

Voting can now commence and will continue until 11 p.m. on Monday the 11th of November 2019.  and the winner of this competition will select the topic for the January 2020 competition from the list of topics that has been suggested the membership and collated by David Goodwin, aka Capucin.
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.
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 may wish 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 the six stories. (and if I have inadvertently missed any entries, or if anyone has difficulty with the links, please advise).


Four Brothers. Written by Gazoopi.


My Sister Deb. Written by AmericanMum.


Down on Charlotte Street. Written by BillyFoster.


Just Deserts? Written by Araminta.


A Change of Hearts. Written by ExpatAngie.


The Inseparables. Written by Atiller.


We hope that you can both find the time to read and enjoy the stories, and also remember to vote.

30 thoughts on “Invitation to vote for the winner of the October 2019 tcwg Competition. Full details here.

  1. The October 2019 tcwg result is announced, and in a truncated competition how appropriate that we have a perfect tie.
    Both Araminta and Atiller have tied on 18 points.
    They also received an equal spread of votes (4 individual voters each), and the scoring for each was also the same (3 first placings and one second).
    So, as the late and unlamented (by me) squeaker of the House of Commons would have announced it … “The A’s have it, the A’s have it”. 🙂
    In these unprecedented circumstances I claim right to a deciding vote and duly award the honour of selecting the topic for January 2020 (selected from the alphabetical list suggested by the members and collated by Capucin, aka David Goodwin), to Araminta.

    So it’s Congratulations to Lady Araminta, and my usual thanks to all who have contributed to make this latest edition of our small (but perfectly formed) competition, a success.

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