Writers’ monologues

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Angus Writers’ Circle members were asked to write a monologue for their November competition.

The monologue could be on any topic, but with a maximum of 750 words.

This competition was judged internally by Circle members rather than an independent adjudicator. As each monologue was read, other members marked it. They then listed their personal top three choices on a voting slip. First was awarded three points, second two and third one point.

An independent judge (i.e. someone who had not entered the competition) added up the totals and the winner was presented with the club trophy.

Competitors covered a wide range of subjects ranging from nosey neighbours to an accident seen through the eyes of a child, and the stress of going on holiday.

“Melt Down” showed how easy it is to build a nuclear reactor in your kitchen. No need to worry about safety; all you need can be found in a scrap yard or on the Internet.

The winners were: First place, and the Fireball, went to “Melt Down” by Tom Earl, 2, “Busy Lizzie” by Grace Murray; 3, “Annie” by Ann Craig.

The Angus Writers Circle meets on the first and third Wednesday of every month from 7.30-10 p.m. in the Rosely Hotel, Arbroath.

New members are always welcome. For further details, phone the secretary, Eleanor Fordyce, telephone 01307 465056.