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Have you entered previous contests that you didn't win? Do you feel cheated? Step inside.

A massive thank you to ☕️ Lilli, Coffee Elf and bobturn for the fabulous ribbons that grace this page!
Thanks to A E Willcox for the beautiful banner.

We all have those poems and stories we feel really deserved to win contests but didn't. Well, step inside for a contest that gives your items a second chance.

In the Second Time Around Contest, we are slightly different to most of the others. Whereas, usually, you are asked for new writing only, in this contest we want old writing only. You must have already entered it into a Writing.com contest. The item must not have placed.

If you want to revise your items before you submit them, that's fine. We're all about producing the best writing possible. You don't have to revise them, though. You can enter them exactly as they were in the previous contest.

Just a few rules ...

*StarV* Read the rules! Very important.
*StarV* Your entry must have been previously entered into a contest it did not place. You must note which contest at the top of your item. For purposes of this contest, Honourable Mentions don’t count as placing, so you may enter them.
*Starv* Awarded items are acceptable, as long as you state the contest they did not win.
*StarV* Short stories and poetry accepted.
*Starv* Everyone may enter one item in each category, so two items in total.
*Starv* Short stories maximum word count is 3,000. Poetry maximum line count is 60. These must be included on the item.
*StarV* Any genre stories and poetry, up to a maximum of 18+. Items must be rated correctly. For poetry, please note the form on the item.
*Starv* No pornography. This will not be accepted.
*StarV* Entries must be viewable. Nothing set to private or needing a passkey.
*Starv* Editing is allowed up until the close date of the round.
*Starv* Entries must either be in the B-item format {bitem:xxxxxxx} or entry format {entry:xxxxxxx}

The contest will run from the 15th of every month to midnight on the 14th of the following month.


Permanent Judge - Choconut Baubles


Prizes are as follows and apply to both categories, so it is possible to win two 50K Awardicons and merit badges if you enter an item in each category:

1st Place ~ 50K Awardicon, Second Time Around MB
2nd Place ~ 25K Awardicon, related MB
3rd Place ~ 10K Awardicon, related MB
Up to three Honourable Mentions may be awarded in each category at the judge’s discretion - prize for each is a 10K Awardicon

There is also a Grand Prize of a 100K Awardicon plus a Second Time Around merit badge. This prize will go to my favourite of all the entries. It will be instead of winning 1st Place in either category.

For all prizes to be awarded, there must be a minimum of ten entries.
If nine entries or fewer, only 1st and 2nd places will be awarded.
For five or fewer, only 1st place will receive a prize.

Round 3 Entries

Short Story Entries

1. "Termination of Employment"   by Bob hangs Christmas stockings
2. "Mountain Mayhem "   by Queen Kissy Kringle
3. "The Drugs Don't Work"   by Ten Mastiffs Snoring!
4. "War of The 9 Realms:Demons of Folgoré#1"   by Derrol Edwards- Fantasy Writer
5. "A Better Place to Be"   by Eric Wharton
6. "There's A Jack-o-Lantern In My Dreams"   by Ice_Dragoness In Olympus Mons
7. "Saving Santa"   by Azrael Tseng
8. "An old basement"   by Masoodah
9. "A Spring Morning in 1954"   by Pimpernel
10. "Prey no more"   by 🎅 Caerlynn Christmas 🎄
11. "Last Chance"   by S. E. Mabson
12. "The Blind Man and the Monster"   by Kotaro
13. "The Many Faces of Jack - 10/18, wc=999"   by 🎄RRodgersWrites--HollyJolly
14. "Hazmat"   by Jaynelf falls off the shelf
15. "Jackie's Birthday"   by J.L. O'Dell
16. "Weavers"   by Nixie
17. "Stolen Birthday"   by Charity is Drinking Cider

Poetry Entries

1. "The Stroke Of Midnight"   by Bob hangs Christmas stockings
2. "Evening Skies"   by Solace.Bring
3. "Munro Bagging Ben Nevis"   by Queen Kissy Kringle
4. "The Puppy's Portrait"   by Dave thanks SM & SMs
5. "Top of the World - Kyrielle Sonnet,Day14"   by 🎄RRodgersWrites--HollyJolly
6. "Karma's Not the Only One"   by Jaynelf falls off the shelf
7. "Cheese Wrapper"   by J.L. O'Dell


Short Stories

1st Place ~
Every Moment  (13+)
Remember Neil Armstrong's famous quote? Did you think it was his idea?
#1951596 by Nixie

2nd Place ~
Bluetooth Blues  (13+)
Christopher gets help with love. (Co-authored with Max Griffin.)
#1690029 by A Christmas Carol

3rd Place ~
The Librarian  (18+)
Jess believes she's stumbled upon her soulmate in the library - for Quotation Inspiration.
#2111103 by Bob hangs Christmas stockings

Honourable Mentions

A New Beginning In Another Time  (13+)
A Family Relocates To A New Home In An Old Town
#2167436 by Angus The Red Nosed Gargoyle

Ootheca Earth  (18+)
Cockroaches... why does it have to be cockroaches?
#2165184 by Azrael Tseng

The Eye Of The Storm  (18+)
A sudden tornado strikes. What happens next?
#2169902 by bobturn


1st Place ~
When Somebody Tells You   (E)
A recent experience that was kind of strange.
#2140552 by Sophie

2nd Place ~
Silly Boys  (18+)
A brief plea for peace in the form of a spatial poem. Nominated for a Quill Award!
#2157842 by Bob hangs Christmas stockings

3rd Place ~
Poles Apart  (E)
opposites personified
#2168018 by DancingPen

Honourable Mentions

Lifelines  (13+)
#2157494 by Sally Snowflake

🏆 Pirates of the Caribbean-HonMention  (E)
Joys of Disney's POTC-Acrostic Poem--2nd Time Around, originally Poetic Traditions Poetry
#2166091 by 🎄RRodgersWrites--HollyJolly

Madame Pele  (13+)
Respect her sacred space, or her wrath will be known.
#2161058 by WS_Krampus_Says_Bah_Humbug


"Lost In The Shuttle by b ~ k ~ c


We are always grateful for donations. They help us to award all prizes. If you wish to donate, please either post in this forum, or send it to

Second Time Around Group  (E)
Bank to hold funds for 'Second Time Around Contest'
#2164963 by Choconut Baubles


Azrael Tseng ~ *HeartV* MB Sent
Lords-a-Leaping Lorraine ~ *HeartG* MB Sent
Pesky Amanda is always busy!!! ~ *HeartV* MB Sent
Queen Kissy Kringle ~ *HeartG* MB Sent
Elle ~ *HeartV* MB Sent
Sally Snowflake ~ *HeartG* MB Sent
Tiggy ~ *Heartv* MB Sent
LJ-Happy Holly Daze ~ *HeartG* MB Sent
Pimpernel ~ *Heartv* MB Sent
☕️ Lilli, Coffee Elf ~ *HeartG* MB Sent
Nixie ~ *Heartv* MB Sent
celticsea ~ *HeartG*
Detective ~ *Heartv*
Sophie ~ *Heartg*
Thankful Jess ~ *Heartv* MB Sent
Beacon44-⚓️🧩 ~ *HeartG*
☕️ Lilli, Coffee Elf ~ *Heartv* MB Sent
Nixie ~ *Heartg* MB Sent
Tiggy ~ *Heartv* MB Sent
Web-Witching Through the Snow! ~ *Heartg* MB Sent
❄️Cubby ItsColdOutside🎵 ~ *Heartv* MB Sent

Any donations of 40K or more will receive a community MB of our choice.
Donations of 100K or more will receive my exclusive Second Time Around Contest MB

Merit Badge in Second Time Around Contest
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Dear Jody,

As promised, here is the first of my new Second Time Around merit badges.

Thank you so much for paying for this. I’m so excited about it!

Rachel *^*Heartv*^*

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by S. E. Mabson · 12-06-18 @ 2:47 pm
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