Once again I’ve had a really hard time choosing my favourite story this month.  There’s been a great variety of subjects and I had to read all the stories several times before I made up my mind.  It was definitely harder this month to pick out a winner, and at one point I felt like giving every story a laurel.

However, one rather compelling tale stood out.  I wouldn’t say it was particularly family friendly, but it affected me in ways that I don’t really want to explain, and I had to choose it instead of passing it by.  It’s by Mitch Lavender, and it’s called ‘I Observed’.  Here’s the link below.  Please visit Mitch’s site and read his powerful words:


Well done Mitch!  Here’s your laurel.  I’ll be promoting this story on my Facebook and Twitter sites and in my December newsletter, and if Mitch gives his permission, I will include it in an anthology next year.


Thanks to all the authors who have taken part this month.  Please also visit their sites to read their wonderful stories by clicking on the links below (authors are in alphabetical order):

Marian Beaman:  http://marianbeaman.com/2016/02/10/comparison-shopper-finds-his-valentine/

Darlene Foster:   https://darlenefoster.wordpress.com/2017/11/04/home-fires/   

Andrew Joyce:    https://andrewjoyce.wordpress.com/2017/02/24/good-bye-miami-2/comment-page-1/#comment-3664

Frank Parker:  https://franklparker.com/2017/11/08/sweetie-man/#comment-1842

Ramblings of a Raconteuse:    https://ratiocinativeraconteuse.wordpress.com/2017/11/07/with-closed-eyes/

Let’s have a Christmas theme for December! I’ll publish December’s post tomorrow, and will pick the winner a little bit earlier on 27th December, as Sam and I are off to the Isle of Wight again for New Year’s Eve.  Love Stevie. x