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Circle Homework

Occasionally, an "optional homework" is set - which is exactly that!

Members may choose to take part or not.  The subject and the impetus will vary - it may be a set of words, a photograph, a topic or other prescribed method.  It is hoped that this will encourage members to use their writing skills to fashion a story, poem or article about the given topic and thereby improve their writing techniques.

Click here to see some previous winners

Christmas homework 2016

The theme for this year was Charles Dickens or anything Dickensian and Marta kindly provided prizes.

The winner was David Baldock with A Dickens of a Dream

second was Les Williams with Glad Tidings We Bring

and third was Neil Sommerville with A Shrewsbury Tale

Optional Summer homework 2016

A short story or poem, maximum word count 1200.

Any genre but with the theme, "It was the best of times".

Readings will be on our first evening after the break on 13th September.

Optional Christmas homework 2015

(a)  A story or poem on anything to do with fairies (no more than 1200 words)

    Winner:       The Death of Night by Nick Telepneff

         2nd.:       The Grave Beyond by David Burnell

          3rd.:       The Bitter Tale of an Elf by Joe Dulston

          4th.:       Merry Christmas Rupert by Walter Jardine

(b)  Dress or decorate your fairy mannequin!

    Winner:       Sally Johnson

         2nd.:       Chloé Stoakes

          3rd.:       Eunice Cooper (for Les?)

Click here for details

 

Optional Summer homework 2015

Now forget the birds – think BUGS!

The winner was Neil with "Top Secret"

... and the creepers-up were:

Les W with "2017X"
      Nick with "Housekeeping"
           and Dick with "Memories are Made of This"

Read all the entries here.

Optional Easter homework 2015

Forget Easter Bunnies and Easter Eggs – think BIRDS!

Write 750 – 1,000 words about a bird - the feathered variety, a nice young chick, or an old boiling fowl. 

The choice is yours.  Just take off and feel the wind beneath your wings.

Readings at the Circle meeting on Tuesday 21 April.

Flash Fiction set by Marta, our member in Budapest.

Write a story on any topic in no more than 350 words...

must include the words: sublime  tweak  skin  beach  slake

and must not include the word:  like

1st      Dick with Perils of Surfing Secrets

2nd     Les C. with Beach Boy

3rd      Ian S. with The Warm Cold

Click here to read the entries - and click here to read Dick's report and to see the proud winners!

Hallowe'en Homework Competitions

 

Click here to read some previous year's entries.