Monthly SimLit Short Story Challenge: October 2020 Theme

I am back from a 3 month unplanned hiatus and hopefully can get this challenge back underway.

I missed you all and I missed this challenge.

Just to get us all back into the swing of things, here is a link to the forum thread (we are a forum based challenge):

We have some of great social media already in place:

Our Facebook Page:

How many of you know we have a shiny new Discord?

TY DivantheSimmer .. he is our boss man there.

Here is a link (If it does not work let me know)

We have a Twitter (I am not sure, but I think Divan is doing this one too)

I would also love an Instagram presence or even a Tumbler – looking for volunteers!

Please note:

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

New theme for October 2020:




Up to 900 max


min 5 to max 12


31 October 2020 @ Midnight PST


Post your story on your blog AND here:

(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


October 2020 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).


Part 2 comes Nov 1 ❤

MSSSC Table of contents:

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