Monthly SimLit Short Story Challenge: November/December 2019 Theme & October 2019 Submissions (Winner’s Update)


We all know how hectic the holidays can be.  In consideration of this, I am extending the current theme thru December. 

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Please note that I have changed the blogging format for the challenge. 

It is now all in an easy to find “One-stop shopping” Update.  

Part 1 of this blog will present the upcoming monthly theme, banner links and challenge specifics for the month.

Part 2 will contain links to the previous month’s submissions and a link to vote in each category (veteran or novice).  After the vote closes an update to this blog post will be made to announce the winners in each category.

If you are brand new to this challenge click here for info on starting and posting:

Monthly SimLit Short Story Challenge – Announcement & Info


Part one – Theme:

November/December 2019


November/December CAVEAT – this month your story MUST be written from a first-person perspective.



Up to 1000 max


min 5 to max 12


31 Dec 2019 @ Midnight PST


Post a comment with a link to your submission in the forum thread.

November/December 2019 participant banners

(Dropbox Link)

Submit in one of two categories.

Generally …

Novice – blogging for a year or less


Veteran – blogging for more than a year and/or more experienced writer

Place whichever banner you choose at the beginning of your blog to indicate which branch of the challenge you are submitting to (Novice or Veteran).

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If you are new to the forum and cannot post a link yet let me know and I will help.

Monthly Simlit Short Story Challenge – forum thread link


Part two – October 2019 Submissions

Vote & Winner’s Update

By reader’s vote the winners for October 2019 are:

Veteran Catagory

1st Place The Watcher

2nd Place My Only Friend

3rd Place Forever


Novice Catagory

1st Place The Lighthouse-Monthly Simlit Short

2nd Place The Spookiest Spooky Day

3rd Place The Visitor


Congrats to the winners and to all who entered .. the stories were awesome!  I can tell you that all did very well in the vote .. there were not runaways … very close scores! Excellent job!  I will have the winner’s banners out shortly.

September’s Submissions:

You pick the challenge winners!

Voting closes 9 November at midnight PST

GL everyone!

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Vet Participant oct 19

MSSSC Submissions Veteran –

The Last Occupant

The Watcher

My Only Friend

In the Garden at Dusk

LisaBee’s Dance with Death



Please remember to pick your 3 favorites in the poll.

*Veteran vote link*


Novice Participant oct 19

MSSSC Submissions novice –


The House in the Woods

The Visitor

The Lighthouse-Monthly Simlit Short

The Spookiest Spooky Day

Please remember to pick your 3 favorites.

*Novice vote link* 


Monthly SimLit Short Story Challenge – Table of contents

18 thoughts on “Monthly SimLit Short Story Challenge: November/December 2019 Theme & October 2019 Submissions (Winner’s Update)

  1. I noticed that there’s a Veteran entry missing here:

    I will vote once it’s added, because otherwise it would be unfair to the writer. I’m not one to point things out, but I just want to ensure everyone gets a fair chance. I understand that it’s been a rough month for you, Lisa, and I will patiently wait to vote. Take care of yourself first. ❤

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