2017-12 Christmas Dreams Story Contest

TopShelf's December 2017 Christmas Dreams Story Contest

TopShelf's

December 2017

Christmas Dreams

Story Contest
Entry Submission Dates are from now through December 23, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time!
Prizes currently are 1 x $250, 3 x $150, and 6 x $50 USD paypalled or Amazon.com gift vouchered. Prizes are subject to go up!

When the Wife’s Away, Emma Will Play

This is a true story. I have taken my inspiration for everything that has happened to me in the last four weeks from a similarly named story by TG fiction author Marti B.. I first read her story “When the Wife is Away, Hubby Will Play” in 2004 and it has been a favourite of mine ever since. It has been 13 years in the making for me to emulate and somewhat expand on Marti’s adventures. I hope that I have done Marti proud! Enjoy.

December 2017 Christmas Dreams Story Contest Results (updated)

     Okay. Here we finally are. At the winner's announcements. First of all, I would like to thank all of our authors whom took the time to actually enter this: that was an act of courage. Secondly, I have had a very hard time judging the entries. I could not use my original setup to grade the entries with and I actually had to enlist help from two friends, one of whom kept laughing at me as I was squirming to decide. It was all in good fun.

Something About Sarah

Hello readers, I haven't posted on BC for quite a while, don't know why really but anyway here is my latest offering to you. I have posted all seven chapters together so the story can be read as a novella as I sometimes forget to update chapters regularly. Let me know what you think of this format and also of the story of course. There is a sequel coming...

xxx
Michele

Contest results Last Update

I have spent 5 days of reading and I have been forced to redo how I am classifying the stories into categories. To make a long process short, I felt the end result of my original grading would have been too harsh. I will explain more tomorrow.

Update 1: I have the list made but am too tired to code it. I will code up the page tomorrow afternoon for posting. I am fighting a cold so Its knocking me out of all my energy.

Christmas Wishes Granted

This little ditty came to me this morning. It is set in my A New Life universe, which is set in Dot's M.Y.T.H. universe. I didn't let it sit or edit it too heavily, so there are probably some errors.

"This is embarrassing!" Jimmy complained.

'Awwwww, come on! There are boy elves, too. Rudolph's best friend was a boy elf," Vicky replied.

Charlie's Wish: A Fair At Christmas Time

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December 2017 Christmas Dreams Story Contest Entry

I spent a fair while about two weeks ago looking through websites to see if there were any fairs taking place in the US around Christmas time.

There were none, the latest I could find all ended around mid-November, so this story and the people and some places in it are pure fiction.

An Accidental Meeting

Christmas.

I suppose it must be Christmas - my Facebook feed was filled with trees, Santas and such trappings, masses of frosted cookies, reindeer with red noses and Donald Trump in various compromising yuletide positions. As if we didn't get enough pictures of him all the rest of the year… (Could he really do that with eight not-so-tiny reindeer?)

The Shut-in Santa Doesn't Want To Work

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What happens when Santa doesn't want to work? Well, he has to. Who'd deliver the presents then?

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The Shut-in Santa Doesn't Want To Work
A story about a Santa who doesn't want to be a Santa.


By Shiina Ai

Contest Update - Part Deux

Okay, I have officially been inundated with entries. When the Contest ends tonight, I am giving myself until the 28th to finish grading them. Due to Holiday matters, I will not be able to work on them today. However, I will resume grading them tomorrow since I will have the day to myself undisturbed.

I would like to thank everyone for their hard work and time entering a piece and sharing with us their talent. As always, I love trying to showcase what our authors can do. Thank you.

Sephrena

Sister of my Heart

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Sister of my Heart

I am most assuredly back Dear Reader!
As promised, the snow has begun to fall once more and so must the lamp-lighters and narrators apply their trade.

Welcome to hopefully the first of many 'Narrator Fellow's Christmas Omnibus's!


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The Belles of Christmas

I was on my way to my second period, English class when I saw the crowd gathering around the bulletin board outside, our guidance counselor’s office , Ms. Brumfeld . Curiosity got the better of me so I pushed my way through the throng until I saw what the fuss was about . A big notice announcing “Contestants wanted for the 2nd annual “The Belles of Christmas Pageant” . What might you ask , is that? I will tell you.

Must Be Dreaming - 2 Someone New for Christmas


Must Be Dreaming 2
Someone New for Christmas



By Jessica C



The guys and women were back together having breakfast, this time near Chicago… They had been friends in high school or some longer; together for a weekend away from college or work. The guys were pumped up for another weekend of football and pub jumping… When Jennifer asked, “Josh would you like to come with us” …Jenn figured on Josh as Josey staying with the women that day…

Christmas Contest Announcement

I am busy grading the stories for the contest. Submissions can still be entered up until midnight December 23, 2017 Pacific Time. When I am done I will post the winners. For those curious, I am using a judging score sheet for each entry. After the announcements, authors can request their score sheet privately by pm. Voting is just too ambiguous to popularity, so I am doing this this time.

Sephrena

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This year, for sure!

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This year, for sure!

Last year was a failure,
Summer was a bust,
Fall fell apart.
One last go!

He'll notice me this time or else!


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Christmas Dreams

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December 2017 Christmas Dreams Story Contest Entry

CHRISTMAS DREAMS

(WISHING ON THE CHRISTMAS STAR)

When we are children, we often wish upon a star and hope our dreams come true. Do our dreams come true without any action from ourselves, or is it just a deep understanding that all will turn out as we wish?

The Answer To A Maiden's (?) Prayer Chapter 1

I just had time to think “Oh dear God please save me!” as the shark erupted from under my bodyboard, sending me flying. Even as I fell back towards the water, limbs flailing, that dreadful maw was gaping below me at the exact spot where I would land. My death scream was echoing in my ears when suddenly the noise of everything else stopped. So did I in fact, suspended in mid air, water droplets all around me frozen in flight. Below me the sea was unmoving and the monster that an instant ago had been poised to devour me was halted in mid lunge, it's head just emerged from the water.

Cat Six

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A Christmas Short Story...

It was still a plain ordinary door. But, it was a door to people’s future that Scott would help by his commitment to work the way he had been taught, with integrity and selflessness. And that made it an advent door worth opening.

Cat Six -- A Christmas Dream Come True


by
AuPreviner

Copyright © 2017 by AuP reviner

....Is you.

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Not sure I'm doing this right... I fall upon the mercy of the site owners if I've screwed something up. Anyway, here it is, my rumored submission in the Christmas contest, written in the theme of a Christmas wish fulfilled. It ran a bit longer then I expected, but I think it's the better for it.

I hope you enjoy it.

Dreams are what you make of them

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The famous words ‘I had a dream’ means many things to many people. My ‘I had a dream’ moments got me into trouble more than once when I was a teenager.

Shadowsblade: A Christmas Tale

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Shadowsblade a Christmas Tale: Written by Shadowsblade

Created for war and forged in pain, dealing with demons within and without.

A Christmas vacation and a world of toy deliveries saved

In this chapter

Christmas

Christmas to Christmas.

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Christmas to Christmas.
By A Zesty Lemon 2017.

The story of a young crossdresser who finds all he wants after an act of kindness on Christmas day.

Love's Gift

Love’s Gift
 
by Susan Jean Charles
 
Miracles can happen when you give yourself to Love

 © 2017, by Susan J. Charles. All rights reserved

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Christmas Suite

I am excited. This is a big day for writing firsts.

It's the first story I have written just for BigCloset TopShelf.

It's the first writing contest I have ever entered.

It's the first story I have ever formatted all on my own. The lovely Dawn Natelle did all that 'stuff' in the past. I still don't know how to add extra spaces and how to get the story to be marked SOLO, but hey it's a first.

I have to thank StacyInLove who egged me on and challenged me to give it a try. It's really all her fault if you don't like it.

Christmas Suite

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Act One

William’s meetings with the bankers had run much longer than expected. There’d been a lot of details to finalize and scheduling another meeting before the new year was out of the question.

Theresa's Dream - 1 of 2

S.L.E.P. - Sacrificial Life Extension Project

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For the 2017 Holiday Writing Contest I’ve written a story of sacrifice and love. A young man willingly chooses to give up his life to save the life of a young woman.

Day's Christmas ~ Part 4 (Finale)

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A short interlude into Day’s evolving world.

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Day’s Christmas

By Shauna

Copyright© 2017 Shauna
All Rights Reserved.
 
Splash collage courtesy of Dawn Natelle
 
(all image originals sourced from Creative Commons)

Author’s Note:
 
Hi All,

This is the finale for the Christmas Interlude and I hope everyone has enjoyed it!

I am still working on editing and augmenting Amadeus Irina and this will ultimately become a part of that book. I plan on ending the actual book at the end of the school year and may very well post some more of the individual pieces as short stories, if there is interest.

I would still love to actually publish the book—we’ll see.

Anyway, I know you may be wondering how the Christmas interlude ends, and with me working on my newest story, Barbie’s Doll, I am going to release the finale without further ado…

Merry Christmas!

HUGS!
S

Day's Christmas ~ Part 3

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A short interlude into Day’s evolving world.

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Day’s Christmas

By Shauna

Copyright© 2017 Shauna
All Rights Reserved.
 
Splash collage courtesy of Dawn Natelle
 
(all image originals sourced from Creative Commons)

Author’s Note:
 
Hi All,

I hope everyone is still enjoying the interlude!

This is the second-to-last chapter. I will post the last one some time next week. There is minimal discussion/reference to suicide as a continuation of last chapter--but it is minimal.

Happy Thanksgiving!

HUGS!
S

A Girl Park Christmas

 

A Girl Park Christmas
by Melanie Brown
Copyright  © 2017 Melanie Brown

An old man finds his dream at Girl Park.

 

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You don't need to have read Girl Park, but it helps -- Ed

 

Corrected Christmas Story

I HAD to repost a corrected version of my Christmas Dreams Contest story (It's Love). It's not materially different, but I put an embarrassingly sloppy version out before that really shouldn't be out there to tarnish this wonderful site.

Apologies again! There is little reason to re-read it... but new readers should have a slightly less distracting piece to (hopefully) enjoy.

Hugs... and Apologies... and Merry Christmas!
Stacy

It's Love

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Noel’s “big girl bed” was my old unfinished futon bed from New York. Splashes of food, drinks, and who-knew-what that had soaked into the bare wood at its foot, ensuring the need for an oversized throw to cover it.

“Read Daddy!” she excitedly urged without whining or offering anything but love for our time together.

Day's Christmas ~ Part 2

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A short interlude into Day’s evolving world.

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Day’s Christmas

By Shauna

Copyright© 2017 Shauna
All Rights Reserved.
 
Splash collage courtesy of Dawn Natelle

 
(all image originals sourced from Creative Commons)


Author’s Note:
 
Hi All,

I know this is entered into the Christmas Contest, but it is not specially written for it. It is penned as a part of the ongoing saga of Day’s circle and life. This chapter, unfortunately has some dark elements in it. I know that not everyone likes that type of content, but it is an important part of the overall evolving story.

I just wanted to warn everyone that there is discussion of suicide. I played with ways of trying to signal the content for people to skip over, if so desired. But it seemed to mess with the story, too much.

I hope that fans of the storyline can bring themselves to go ahead and read the chapter—it will make the happier chapters that are coming (I promise!) that much sweeter.

HUGS!
S

Day's Christmas ~ Part 1

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December 2017 Christmas Dreams Story Contest Entry

A short interlude into Day’s evolving world.

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Day’s Christmas

By Shauna

Copyright© 2017 Shauna
All Rights Reserved.
 
Splash collage courtesy of Dawn Natelle
(all image originals sourced from Creative Commons)

Must Be Dreaming - 1

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Must Be Dreaming 1



By Jessica C



Eight friends from high school get together for a pre-Christmas gathering...
Saturday the guys were to do their thing and the women theirs...
Josh however gets invited along with the women...

The Twelve Dreams of Christmas

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[24th December 2011, Helmand Province, Afghanistan]

The special forces soldier spoke quietly into his radio,
“Leopard One to Lion, come in please?”

“Lion receiving,” came the reply.

“Leopard One is waiting for the Antelopes at 951.”

“Roger Leopard One. Lion out.”

The radio went dead.

The soldier shifted his position slightly and peered out into the gathering doom of Christmas Eve.

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