9 responses to “Results of Morgen’s 100-word competition: January 2017

  1. juliathorley

    February 10, 2017 at 11:36 am

    Three excellent stories – and I couldn’t have chosen between them either.

    • morgenbailey

      February 10, 2017 at 6:03 pm

      Thank you, Julia. I’ve forwarded your comment on to those placed.

  2. Bobby Fairfield

    February 10, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    Reblogged this on Writing, events, competitions and the occasional personal musing and commented:
    Snappy little exercises to keep your creativity flowing and the discipline of sticking to the rules. Why not have a go.

  3. Renee Whittington

    February 13, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    I made this comment in my writer blog and wanted to share.

    Every time I enter one of these Morgen Bailey competitions I learn something new. The striking thing I observed in the stories that won in January was that not one of them read as if it had been whittled down. The language in each of them flowed naturally, yet all three told a succinct story in 100 words, an impressive accomplishment by their authors and one that I will strive to achieve for February and for my future writing.

    • morgenbailey

      February 15, 2017 at 1:16 pm

      Thank you very much, Renee. I do enjoy reading the stories as they’re always so varied and yes, on the whole they feel like complete pieces.

  4. Andy

    February 19, 2017 at 8:19 am


    Given the number of stories you ‘disqualified’ last month because they did not share the title ‘The Monthly Checker’ is grossly unfair. That number of disqualifications suggests that you did not make it perfectly clear that that is what you required.

    You may recall that I asked you for clarification on what the subject was about and you did not mention it then, either. I am assuming that my submission was one of the ten disqualified as my title was not ‘The Monthly Checker’, which is annoying.

    Please ensure that you make future title-specific subjects plainly clear in future competitions to avoid a mass-disqualification situation arising again…

    • morgenbailey

      February 19, 2017 at 2:33 pm

      Hello Andy. I did actually reply saying it was the title:

      January 1, 2017 at 1:19 pm
      Sure. It’s the TITLE of your story, used in any way you wish. You have until Tuesday 31st Jan so plenty of time.

      It is, and will be, the only time I run a title as the theme. Half the stories (10 out of 10) were to the theme so those authors knew that was the rule for that month. At least you still have the story to do something with.

    • morgenbailey

      February 19, 2017 at 6:28 pm

      Reader’s Digest is running a 100-word competition ending tomorrow (Monday 20th), you could submit your Monthly Checker story there…


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