Decamot of the month

July's Decamot of the Month Winner

The winner of July's Decamot of the Month competition was: Middleclass Matters.


Announcing a Decamot of the Month Competition for August

Why not write an entry for August's Decamot of the Month competition? Simply write a short story that uses the following Decamot items:

woodpigeon, axle, lumberjack, umbrella, zither, youth hostel, bridle path, Iraq, tai chi master, ferry

To be considered, submit your entry to gavin@decamot.com by August 29, I'll post the best entries on August 30 and announce the winner on August 31st.

Good luck!


Recent Decamots

August 2019-Dual Conversations

Decamot pending ... watch this space!!...

July 2019-Middleclass Matters

Inspired by the following items:crane, astronaut, pitch, social worker, ketch, saxophone, tomato, Acacia Avenue, taper, auditorium

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July 2019-The Three Musketeers

Decamot inspired by the following items: tyre lever; mausoleum; travelling salesman; fixative; Stoke Newington; marquee; buzzer; major oak; chi...

May 2019-Here be Dragons

Decamot inspired by the following items: buzzer, Komodo Island, crater, exorcist, juggernaut, waterfall, bull, patio, Yachtsman, quiver

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April 2019-Return of the Renminbi

Inspired by the following Decamot items: drainpipe, bureau, abacus, frogman, mosque, Zephyr, blinkers, Wessex, couscous, judge

St...

April 2019-Under Cover

Inspired by the following Decamot items: drainpipe, bureau, abacus, frogman, mosque, Zephyr, blinkers, Wessex, couscous, judge

A ...

April 2019-Fixed Odds

Decamot inspired by the following items: Zither, Racehorse, Santa Barbara, Trade unionist, Fiddler, Airbus, Chalet, Pocket watch, Monument, Chip...

February 2019-What Tangled Webs We Weave

Decamot inspired by the following items: winkle picker, house, weeping willow, mobile phone, Nuclear Reactor, bicycle, The Cairngorms, lighthou...

February 2019-The Perfect Shot

Decamot inspired by following items: winkle picker, house, weeping willow, mobile phone, Nuclear Reactor, bicycle, The Cairngorms, lighthouse, ...

January 2019-CHANGING TIMES

Inspired by the following Decamot items: Rome, pea, football, policeman, village, John, hospital, battleship, leopard, cushion

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January 2019-When in Rome

Inspired by the following Decamot items: Rome, pea, football, policeman, village, John, hospital, battleship, leopard, cushion

January 2019-Kenny: A Leopard in the Urban Jungle

Inspired by the following Decamot items: Rome, pea, football, policeman, village, John, hospital, battleship, leopard, cushion

Ro...

January 2019-The Auction

Inspired by the following Decamot items: Rome, pea, football, policeman, village, John, hospital, battleship, leopard, cushion

50...

January 2019-Spotting Talent

Inspired by the following Decamot items: Rome, pea, football, policeman, village, John, hospital, battleship, leopard, cushion

Jo...

December 2018-The Problem Solver

Decamot inspired by the following items: Stuart, snow plough, Buckingham Palace, mailbox, shoulder, record store, dumpling, problem solver, tray...

December 2018-History in the Making

Decamot inspired by the following items: Stuart, snow plough, Buckingham Palace, mailbox, shoulder, record store, dumpling, problem solver, tray...

November 2018-An Alpine Adventure

Decamot inspired by the following items: fire engine, atlas, chef, railway arch, robin, The Alps, swimming shorts, doorstep, bowler hat, Christ...

November 2018-Modern Times

Decamot inspired by the following items: fire engine, atlas, chef, railway arch, robin, The Alps, swimming shorts, doorstep, bowler hat, Christmas...

November 2018-Time Well Spent

Decamot inspired by the following items: fire engine, atlas, chef, railway arch, robin, The Alps, swimming shorts, doorstep, bowler hat, Christmas...

November 2018-Almost There

Decamot inspired by the following items: fire engine, atlas, chef, railway arch, robin, The Alps, swimming shorts, doorstep, bowler hat, Christ...

October 2018-Pick of the Bunch

Inspired by the following Decamot items: Witch, Jane, book, Phoenix, teacher, herring gull, a well, tower bridge, boots, pumpkin

October 2018-A Magical Evening with the Amazing Camelot

Inspired by the following Decamot items: Witch, Jane, book, Phoenix, teacher, herring gull, a well, tower bridge, boots, pumpkin

September 2018-Loose Talk

Decamot inspired by the following items: pier; Tupperware; trim trail; Sarah; fish; observatory; cave; train; cup; fan

September 2018-Hot Pursuit

Decamot inspired by the following items: pier; Tupperware; trim trail; Sarah; fish; observatory; cave; train; cup; fan

September 2018-Beach Huts and Bear Hugs

Decamot inspired by the following items: pier; Tupperware; trim trail; Sarah; fish; observatory; cave; train; cup; fan

At the end ...

August 2018-Serenade for Strings and Strangulation

Inspired by the following Decamot items: trainers, garrotte, festival, wedding ring, school, mobile phone, Judge, taxi rank, sack of potatoes, ...

August 2018-Part of the Scenery

Inspired by the following Decamot items: trainers, garrotte, festival, wedding ring, school, mobile phone, Judge, taxi rank, sack of potatoes, ...

July 2018-Embers

Inspired by the following Decamot items: estuary, firefighter, bat, windmill, rambler, jewellery shop, tank, apple pie, monorail, peer

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July 2018-Riverside

Inspired by the following Decamot items: estuary, firefighter, bat, windmill, rambler, jewellery shop, tank, apple pie, monorail, peer

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July 2018-Striding out on Salisbury Plain

Inspired by the following Decamot items: estuary, firefighter, bat, windmill, rambler, jewellery shop, tank, apple pie, monorail, peer, and...

June 2018-Gardening Leave

Decamot inspired by the following items: javelin, policeman, universe, belt, Jack, forest, flag, skipping rope, Harrogate, river

S...

June 2018-Force Majeure

Decamot inspired by the following items: javelin, policeman, universe, belt, Jack, forest, flag, skipping rope, Harrogate, river

O...

June 2018-An Adventure Begins

Decamot inspired by the following items: javelin, policeman, universe, belt, Jack, forest, flag, skipping rope, Harrogate, river

J...

May 2018-The Best Laid Plans

Inspired by the following Decamot items:
fireworks; evangelist; snooker; cutting edge; Heather; safe haven; basket; grinder; apartment bl...

May 2018-Managing the News

Inspired by the following Decamot items:
fireworks; evangelist; snooker; cutting edge; Heather; safe haven; basket; grinder; apartment bl...

May 2018-The Apartment Block Evangelist

Inspired by the following Decamot items:
fireworks; evangelist; snooker; cutting edge; heather; safe haven; basket; grinder; apartment bl...

May 2018-For King and Country

Continued from ... A Whirlwind Romance

After Richard's departure, Alfred and Annie ...

May 2018-A Whirlwind Romance

Theirs was a whirlwind romance. A chance encounter on the eve of war that led to a relationship hastily conducted before combat separated them. Jus...

May 2018-Distant Relatives Part 2

A Shot in the Dark

In the early hours of Monday morning Sebastien and Carol were in the late Digger MacDouglas's dining room. Seba...

April 2018-Eye of The Beholder

Inspired by the following Decamot items: diva, island, chandelier, egg, sports car, executor, digger, brain, canyon, needle

The e...

April 2018-Distant Relatives Part 1

Inspired by the following Decamot items: diva, island, chandelier, egg, sports car, executor, digger, brain, canyon, needle

Go...

March 2018-Magic Roundabout

Inspired by the following Decamot items: box of matches, Carnaby Street, delta, Prime Minister, roundabout, suitcase, tea shop, windmill, archi...

March 2018-First Among Equals

Inspired by the following Decamot items: box of matches, Carnaby Street, delta, Prime Minister, roundabout, suitcase, tea shop, windmill, archi...

February 2018-One Good Turn

Inspired by the following Decamot items: plate, Nicole, train, baker, classroom, East Coast, front garden, nail polish, Taj Mahal, wrapping pap...

February 2018-The Road to Mandalay

Inspired by the following Decamot items: plate, Nicole, train, baker, classroom, East Coast, front garden, nail polish, Taj Mahal, wrapping pap...

January 2018-Foul Word Play

Inspired by the following Decamot items:
crater, weather watcher, tongue, ball, philanthropist, reward, mug, Wales, anaconda, barn

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January 2018-We'll Weather the Weather

Inspired by the following Decamot items:
crater, weather watcher, tongue, ball, philanthropist, reward, mug, Wales, anaconda, barn

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January 2018-The Birthday Party

Inspired by the following Decamot items:
crater, weather watcher, tongue, ball, philanthropist, reward, mug, Wales, anaconda, barn

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December 2017-An Impulsive Act

Inspired by the following Decamot items:
Arthur’s Seat, beach, blogger, Bollywood, chair, mandarin, marrow, necklace, rollercoaster, Chel...

December 2017-Fruit Salad Days

Inspired by the following Decamot items:
Arthur’s Seat, beach, blogger, Bollywood, chair, mandarin, marrow, necklace, rollercoaster, Chel...

December 2017-Bit by Bit

Inspired by the following Decamot items:
Arthur’s Seat, beach, blogger, Bollywood, chair, mandarin, marrow, necklace, rollercoaster, Chel...

November 2017-It's about time

Inspired by the following Decamot items: brass band, serial killer, absinthe, at the edge of a cliff, buttercup, fracking, mathematician, wrecki...

November 2017-Tears of a clown

Inspired by the following Decamot items: brass band, serial killer, absinthe, at the edge of a cliff, buttercup, fracking, mathematician, wrecki...

November 2017-It's all relative

Inspired by the following Decamot items: brass band, serial killer, absinthe, at the edge of a cliff, buttercup, fracking, mathematician, wrecki...

October 2017-One Still Small Voice

Inspired by the following Decamot items: Camelot, christmas tree, clown, cow, handbag, juggernaut, mariner, match, microphone, moccasin

October 2017-A Magical Evening with the Amazing Camelot

Inspired by the following Decamot items: Camelot, christmas tree, clown, cow, handbag, juggernaut, mariner, match, microphone, moccasin

October 2017-The Price of Fame

Inspired by the following Decamot items.

Canoeist, Cushion, farm house, obelisk, pebble, Route 66, spotter, Tobias, trilby, urban myth...

September 2017-A Bridge too Far

Inspired by the following Decamot Items:

canoeist, cushion, farm house, obelisk, pebble, Route 66, spotter, Tobias, trilby, urban myth...

September 2017-It's a Doozy

Inspired by the following Decamot Items:

canoeist, cushion, farm house, obelisk, pebble, Route 66, spotter, Tobias, trilby, urban myth...

August 2017-Bombed Out

rub of the green, purple hearts, garden centre, snakepit, gravel, red scarf, computer literate, ÂŁ10,000, bingo, sore feet

"No san...

August 2017-The Architect of his Own Downfall

Inspired by the following Decamot Items:

architect, barroom brawl, cork, impresario, in your dreams, monocle, orchard, pizza box, step...

July 2017-What the Cutter Saw

Inspired by the following Decamot Items:

red onion, evidence, hairdresser, hamlet, hearing dogs, Hudson Bay, human cannonball, sideboa...

June 2017-Anyone for Tennis

Inspired by the following Decamot Items:

Ferrari, Fred Astair, headquarters, manual typewriter, mug, owl, pilot, tiara, tower, under t...

June 2017-Labour Pains

Inspired by the following Decamot items:
Ferrari, Fred Astair, headquarters, manual typewriter, mug, owl, pilot, tiara, tower, under the c...

May 2017-Being Frank

Inspired by the following Decamot Items:

Bear, clinic, crystal, earwig, juggler, magnifying glass, pendulum, Space Needle, uncle, wart...

May 2017-What Goes Round

Inspired by the following Decamot Items:

Bear, clinic, crystal, earwig, juggler, magnifying glass, pendulum, Space Needle, uncle, wart...

April 2017-Searching for the Chinese Wall

Inspired by the following Decamot Items:

Chinese Wall, cooker, cruise ship, Devil's Island, gun, Milan, negotiator, robot, wings, cara...

April 2017-The Cabbage Patch

Chinese Wall, cooker, cruise ship, Devil's Island, gun, Milan, negotiator, robot, wings, caravan site

The robot with wings took of...

Decamot of the Month
April 2017-Concerto for Mother and Daughter

Rebecca’s mum popped the soiled nappy into the washing machine, glanced at her watch and wondered, not for the first time, how she was going to m...

Decamot for March
March 2017-Skinning a Whale

Inspired by the following Decamot Items:

composer, gymnast, horn, Jupiter, plaza, printer, revolution, soiled nappy, station clock, wh...

Decamot of the Month
February 2017-Equal rights

Inspired by the following Decamot items:

script, artisan, building site, bully, Women’s March, paddle steamer, palm, poster, ribbon, S...

"Decamot of the Month"
February 2017-Free To Choose

Inspired by the following Decamot items:

script, artisan, building site, bully, Women’s March, paddle steamer, palm, poster, ribbon, S...

January 2017-The Magic of Theatre

Inspired by the following Decamot items:
haversack, computer, theatre, carol, sloth, mountain top, trump, country cottage, Joe, spin the bo...

January 2017-The Talented Cat

A non-seasonal Decamot inspired by the following Decamot items:
white bearded old man, north pole, present, red nose, turkey, sleigh, hangi...

January 2017-Holly Goes Lightly

A non-seasonal Decamot inspired by the following Decamot items:
white bearded old man, north pole, present, red nose, turkey, sleigh, hangi...

January 2017-Dad’s December Army

A non-seasonal Decamot inspired by the following Decamot items:
white bearded old man, north pole, present, red nose, turkey, sleigh, hangi...

January 2017-A Country Stroll

A non-seasonal Decamot inspired by the following Decamot items:
white bearded old man, north pole, present, red nose, turkey, sleigh, hangi...

November 2016-The Amateur Burglar

Inspired by the following Decamot items: invisible, angle-poise lamp, Ireland, decaffeinated coffee, the perfect crime, East Coast, CEO, Jeremy, re...

October 2016-Fool’s Gold

This Decamot was inspired by the following Decamot items: gold, stallion, cadet, misty, rusty nail, green bottle, heady perfume, uniform, glove...

September 2016-Neighbourhood Watch

This Decamot was inspired by the following Decamot Items: druid, estuary, shaven head, extendable ladder, misapprehension, spectacle, vigi...

September 2016-Labour's Lost Loves

This Decamot was Inspired by the following Decamot Items: druid, estuary, shaven head, extendable ladder, misapprehension, spectacle, vigil, radia...

August 2016-The Aristocrat

This Decamot was inspired by the following Decamot items: force 10 gale, Swiss Army Knife, pink poppy, plumber's mate, aristocrat, sushi bar, wh...

June 2016-Crash and Recovery

Decamot inspired by the following items: unknown figure, director, parachutist, Scandanavia, hospital, table salt, clock, door stop, skylight, a r...

May 2016-What Goes Up

This Decamot was Inspired by the following Decamot items: unknown figure, director, parachutist, Scandinavian, hospital, table salt, clock, door s...

February 2016-Rodriges’s Legacy

Inspired by the following Decamot items: artist, trench, bin man, sewer, chess pieces, phantom, wishing well, a watch, bomb, tattered book

Rodr...

January 2016-The Nearly True Story of a London Skate Park

The Nearly True Story of a London Skate Park Inspired by the following Decamot items: key, abandoned supermarket, drug lord, brother, rope...

November 2015-Ralf the Mole

Ralf the Mole Inspired by the following Decamot items: golf course, charity shop, mole, Catherine Wheel, dental assistant, TV programme, robo...

November 2015-Sibling Rivalry

Sibling Rivalry Inspired by the following Decamot items: waiting room, brother, drugs lord, abandoned supermarket, broken clock, a wall, insp...