the dinner date

All tcwg site members (and any other interested parties) are invited to read and enjoy the stories entered in the May 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 passed at Midnight on the 31st. of May 2019.
The topic for May 2019 was set by the winner of the March 2019 competition,  BillyFoster, who chose as his topic, ‘Dinner Date’.

This, he suggested, could be a story about any pre-arranged dating occasion from a ‘one on one’ blind date to a large dinner party,  The latter could be either a family affair (Christmas, Wedding, etc.), or a more formal ‘Black tie’ occasion with comparative strangers (even a State Occasion if one feels so entitled.

10 stories were entered and accepted for inclusion. And at this point I would like to record the concern felt by all our writers at news of the temporary set-back that has prevented any entries from one of our most loyal of supporters Colmore in recent months, and I’m sure that we all wish Bill a speedy recovery.

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 10th. of June 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 Little Bay. Written by BillyFoster.

A Five Course Lunch. Written by Giselle.

Starting from Scratch. Written by ExpatAngie.

Birthday Dinner. Written by AmericanMum.

An Old Fashioned Moral Tale. Written by ExpatAngie.

The Bistros. Written by Capucin.

Of Love and Honour. Written by Araminta.

Fortieth Anniversary. Written by Seadams.

Separate Tables. Written by Atiller.

Rendezvous at Luigi’s Linguine. Written by Sage Faber.

++++++++  SageFaber’s story was kindly brought to my attention by Giselle and Araminta on 2/6/2019 having been delayed by website issues beyond the control of the writer.
Thank you both.

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

46 thoughts on “Voting details for the May 2019 tcwg competition.

  1. I’ve only just seen your message regarding my health and I’m very grateful and touched – just as I was for all the messages (and Bleda’s phone call) after my heart op two years ago. Felt really rough and on very heavy antibiotics for two weeks – cellulitis, which I had once before due to collecting rotten apples in our garden in Hereford.
    But feeling better now and I’ve just posted a story for June which I hope you like.


  2. Here is the provisional winner and placings for the May 2019 tcwg competition.
    Our winner with 28 points is A Five Course Lunch. Written by Giselle.
    And in Second Place with 17 points is An Old Fashioned Moral Tale. Written by ExpatAngie.
    Followed in Third Place with 9 points is Birthday Dinner. Written by AmericanMum.
    Congratulations to Giselle and a welcome return to top spot with a gastronomic delight. And well done to ExpatAngie and AmericanMum for cementing their placings in the top three.
    Thanks are due to all our competitors for their entries and also to all our other contributors who took part in the voting. Plus a special thankyou to AmericaMum who counted the points as they were posted, and if time allows before she leaves for Las Vegas (yes folks, that Las Vegas),will post a detailed list of all votes cast in due course.

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