The deadline for the November 2014 Creative Writing Competition passed at Midnight on November the 30th.. 2014.

The topic for the stories was “WINTER”.

A total of 10 entries have been accepted and links to the stories are listed below. Thank you to all the writers who have entered, and thanks in advance to all those readers out there who will now support the competition by reading the stories and registering their vote. 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.

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As in previous months, it would help if voters would make sure to quote the name of the story when posting their vote rather than the name of the writer, and I thank you in anticipation of your co-operation.

Voting can now commence and will continue until 11 p.m. on Tuesday the 9th. of December 2014.

There are no restrictions as to who is allowed to vote, all that is asked 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 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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VOTING IS OPEN TO ALL !!

AFTER READING ALL THE STORIES, PLEASE REGISTER YOUR VOTE AS A COMMENT BELOW ON THIS PAGE.

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.

AS ALWAYS, IF I HAVE MISSED ANY ENTRIES, PLEASE ADVISE IMMEDIATELY.

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WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT WINTER? Written by expatangie.

http://my.telegraph.co.uk/expatangie/expatangie/66/what-do-you-like-about-winter-a-short-story-november-entry/

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SNOW. Written by Giselle.

Snow

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A DARK CHRISTMAS TALE. Written by Danthemann.

http://my.telegraph.co.uk/groups/creative-writing/forum/topic/november-entry-a-dark-christmas-tale/

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PLANNING FOR WINTER AND BEYOND. Written by Fizzeerascal.

https://fizzeerascalstories.wordpress.com/2014/11/

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WINTER SOLSTICE. Written by Americanmum.

http://my.telegraph.co.uk/americanmum/americanmum/144/creative-writing-november-entry/

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SNOW WHITE. Written by Gazoopi. (Welcome back Señor)

http://my.telegraph.co.uk/gazoopi2/gazoopi/1374/snow-white-cwg-entry-november-2014/

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THE LORELEI. Written by Peter Barnett.

The Lorelei

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THE DAY MY BUDGIE DIED. Written by Lostinwords.

http://lostinwords2.wordpress.com/2014/11/30/november-2014-competition/

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FROZEN HELL. Written by Charles Stuart.

http://my.telegraph.co.uk/furryfeatures/furryfeatures/69/frozen-hell/

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WINTER. Written by seadams.

http://my.telegraph.co.uk/seadams/

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Enjoy your reading everyone, and please get your vote in early due to pressure on the Christmas post.🙂

THE RESULT:

Having checked my figures it seems that we have a clear winner this month.
As usual I will re-check tomorrow and confirm the numbers in more detail, but I make it seadams in first place with 46 points, Giselle an creditable second with 41 points, and Americanmum in third place with 16 points.
Congratulations to seadams, and well done everyone for a well fought competition.

Goodnight, and may your God bless you.