I’ve had a great time reading all your super stories.  Thanks to everybody who took part this month, and I hope you will all continue to send in some more stories as the months go by, and also maybe to even spread the word on your own websites.  I had a hard time picking out my favourite story for October.

I won’t do that very annoying thing of keeping you all on a cliff-hanger and promising to reveal the winner in my next blog just to boost my daily stats (!), so I’m pleased to announce that the winner for October is….

Dawn Smith Gondeck, also, known as  ‘Random Bits of Trial & Error’ (Mike and Dawn).

Here’s the link to her lovely story ‘Pink Peonies’.  It somehow reminded me of when I was in New Orleans earlier this year.  I think it was reading about the old lady sitting on her porch that did it!


Follow Dawn on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/dawn.gondeck


Or  Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01GJJJ6N2/ (They do not have a book, but they have an Amazon product page).


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I’ve added links below to all the other stories submitted for October (in alphabetical order).  Please take a few moments to check out the websites and read through the stories.  Thanks again to all the authors listed:

Dr Agonson:  https://taletold.wordpress.com/short-stories/time-and-chance/

Laleh Chini:  https://avoicefromiran.wordpress.com/2017/09/28/tiny-house%d8%ae%d8%a7%d9%86%d9%87-%da%a9%d9%88%da%86%da%a9/

Jennie Fitzkee:  https://jenniefitzkee.com/2016/02/14/how-reading-aloud-made-me-the-teacher-and-person-i-am-today/

Darlene Foster:  https://darlenefoster.wordpress.com/2017/10/02/prize-winner/

Frank Parker:  https://franklparker.com/2017/10/03/surviving-the-ice/

Tuba Shamimhttps://shootingforthemoons.wordpress.com/2017/10/07/mary-has-some-suitors/

Tallis Steelyard:  https://addandsomuchmore.com/2017/09/18/of-kings-and-kindness/

Christina Steiner: https://christinasteinerwriter.wordpress.com/2017/10/11/a-short-story/

Stephany Tullis:  https://www.stephany-tullis.com/single-post/2017/10/10/Will-Freedom-Ring-or-Explode

Let’s see if even more authors submit short stories for November!  I will feature a link to the winning story and also one of the author’s books on my newsletter for the following month, and in addition will share a link to this page on my Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Stumbleupon sites.   If you wish to submit for November, please wait for a new blog post to appear first.  Thank you.