April 2014 Creative Writing Competition. Links to entries and how to vote.

The deadline for  the April 2014 Creative Writing Competition passed at Midnight on Wednesday the 30th of April. 2014.

A  total of 12 entries have been accepted and links to the stories are given below.

The topic for April 2014 was set by the winner of the February 2014 competition, “danthemann”.

The chosen topic was “Language” and was described by danthemann thus …

“I propose LANGUAGE as the topic for the April competition. We all like to use and play with the English language in our stories, but surely language can inspire stories too. Perhaps an unusual word could evoke memories for a character? Or the travails of trying to communicate in a language other than one’s own?”

Voting can now commence and will continue until 11 p.m. on Thursday the 8th. of May 2014.

There are no restrictions as to who is allowed to vote, all that is asked is that the voter read’s 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 place, 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 CANNOT VOTE FOR THEIR OWN ENTRIES, BUT ARE REQUESTED TO MAKE AN EFFORT TO VOTE SO AS NOT TO PUT THE OTHER ENTRANTS WHO VOTE AT A DISADVANTAGE.

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  the winner will be declared and a tabulated list of voting results will be posted the following day.

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VOTING IS OPEN TO  ALL !!

AFTER READING ALL THE STORIES,  AND IF YOU WISH TO REGISTER YOUR VOTE,  PLEASE  POST YOUR VOTE IN THE FORM OF A COMMENT ON THIS LINK …

http://my.telegraph.co.uk/groups/creative-writing/forum/topic/april-2014-creative-writing-competition-links-to-entries-and-how-to-vote/

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.

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List of entries with links to the stories.

TREES by americanmum.

http://my.telegraph.co.uk/americanmum/americanmum/96/april-creative-writing/

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LANGUE DE CHAT by furryreatures.

http://my.telegraph.co.uk/furryfeatures/furryfeatures/46/langue-de-chat/

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MONKEY BUSINESS by atiller.

http://my.telegraph.co.uk/attila/atiller/15998130/short-story-entry-for-the-april-2014-creative-writing-competition/

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YOU DON’T SAY by lostinwords.

http://lostinwords2.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/april-2014-competition/

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APRIL COMPETITION by seadams.

http://my.telegraph.co.uk/seadams/seadams/9/april-competition/#disqus_thread

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GUN LAW by archie_tp.

http://my.telegraph.co.uk/archietp/archie_tp/16010300/gun-law/

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THE LIBRARY by capucin.

http://my.telegraph.co.uk/capucin1/capucin1/237/the-library-april-cwg-entry/

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THEY THINK IT’S ALL OVER. by fizzeerascal.

http://fizzeerascalstories.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/the-telegraph-cwg-april-2014-entry-they-think-its-all-over/

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THE MOVIE SHOOT by chester_goode.

http://my.telegraph.co.uk/dodgecity/chester_goode/9389/april-creative-writers-group-entry/

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den tragiska historien om Ingrid. by danthemann.

http://my.telegraph.co.uk/groups/creative-writing/forum/topic/april-entry-den-tragiska-historien-om-ingrid/

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A MOUNTAIN OF WORDS by richpea.

http://my.telegraph.co.uk/wordsandimages/richpea/36/competition-entry-for-april-2014/

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UNSPOKEN LANGUAGE by sagescribe. ( posting yet to be completed.)

http://my.telegraph.co.uk/groups/creative-writing/forum/topic/april-2014-cw-competition-full-details-here/

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Welcome to a new entrant “seadams”, who if he or she wishes to give the entry a title please add a comment here below and I will include it above.

sagescribe’s story is coming through slowly and should be completed within hours.

Pleasant reading everyone.

 

 

 

 

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