#BlogBattle 4: Jan 31st “Iridescent” Entries & Voting

Hello! Welcome to Blog Battle, a weekly writing prompt competition! If you haven’t already, check out the rules (more like instructions on how to participate & have fun).

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Winning story for the week will earn this badge! 🙂

***Last Week’s Winner: The Accidental Anarchist by Geoff Le Pard***

Post your story to your blog any time on Tuesday until Midnight PST (there is a grace period into Weds morning, so just let me know if you are late getting it done). Throughout the course of the day, we’ll add the links (to your blog w/story title) here.

This Week’s Story WORD theme: Iridescent

This week’s Story GENRE style: Fairy Tale


STORIES:

The Princess and the Pen by Sarah Brentyn

When the Moon is Full by Helen Jones

Gift of the Gryphon by Rachael Ritchey

Oliver Goldglimmer by Teresa “Tess” Karlinski

Where Dreams are Made by Carrie Ann

Griffin Egg by Cathleen Townsend


PS If I’m missing your story, just leave me a comment to let me know!

Read all the stories & PLEASE VOTE for up to THREE favorites (not all for the same, though!).


Click here for the Instructions for Participation!


To find out the next battle info click THEME & GENRE on the main menu


You have until the next Monday at midnight EST (9 PM PST / 5 AM GMT Tues) to read the submitted stories & vote for your top three. Please consider the expert use of the theme word when choosing.

Words & Genres for February ’17 Battles

 

In preparation for February’s battles, here are the theme words and genres. We’re looking forward to enjoying your stories!

February 7th

  • THEME WORD: Adore
  • GENRE: Historical Fiction
    • Historical fiction – story with fictional characters and events in a historical setting

February 14th

  • THEME WORD: Cowboy
  • GENRE:  Realistic Fiction

February 21st

  • THEME WORD: Shine
  • GENRE: Folklore
    • Folklore – the songs, stories, myths, and proverbs of a people or “folk” as handed down by word of mouth

February 28th

  • THEME WORD: Melody
  • GENRE: Historical Fiction
    • Historical fiction – story with fictional characters and events in a historical setting
      • Some jump-off ideas:
        • Regency
        • Medieval
        • Greco-Roman
        • Incan/Aztec
        • War (e.g. WWI, Cold War, 100 Years War, etc)
        • You-pick Century (B.C. (B.C.E.) or A.D. (C.E.))
        • You-pick Geographical (continent/country)
        • Influential people in history
        • One of your own ancestors
    • SUGGESTED Subcategory: Western  – set in the American Old West frontier and typically set in the late eighteenth to late nineteenth century

Write a(n approximately) 1000 word or less story using this theme word and genre. And post it to your blog on Tuesday with a link (use this short link if that helps: http://wp.me/p7rsge-cB) back to this post!

Click Here for the instructions/rules of the battle.

IN THE MEANTIME, don’t miss out on the current battle by clicking here:

Battle Entries

#BlogBattle 3: Jan 24th “Air” Entries & Voting

Hello! Welcome to Blog Battle, a weekly writing prompt competition! If you haven’t already, check out the rules (more like instructions on how to participate & have fun).

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Winning story for the week will earn this badge! 🙂

***Last Week’s Winner: Thorns (A Buffy the Vampire Slayer Tale) by Sarah Brentyn***

I think we’ve got some Buffy fans out there! 😀

Post your story to your blog any time on Tuesday until Midnight PST (there is a grace period into Weds morning, so just let me know if you are late getting it done). Throughout the course of the day, we’ll add the links (to your blog w/story title) here.

This Week’s Story WORD theme: Air

This week’s Story GENRE style: Suspense/Thriller

  • Suspense/thriller – fiction about harm about to befall a person or group and the attempts made to evade the harm

STORIES:

The Warehouse by Rachael Ritchey

Kitten or Mouse by Teresa “Tess” Karlinski

Rhythm is Gonna Get You by Carrie Anne

The Accidental Anarchist by Geoff Le Pard

Air Attack by Cathleen Townsend

Carbon Footprint by David Williamson


PS If I’m missing your story, just leave me a comment to let me know!

Read all the stories & PLEASE VOTE for up to THREE favorites (not all for the same, though!).


Click here for the Instructions for Participation!


To find out the next battle info click THEME & GENRE on the main menu


You have until the next Monday at midnight EST (9 PM PST / 5 AM GMT Tues) to read the submitted stories & vote for your top three. Please consider the expert use of the theme word when choosing.

#BlogBattle 2: Jan 17th “Thorn” Entries & Voting

Hello! Welcome to Blog Battle, a weekly writing prompt competition! If you haven’t already, check out the rules (more like instructions on how to participate & have fun).

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Winning story for the week will earn this badge! 🙂

***Last Week’s Winner: Charlie the Grasshopper by Julianne Q. Johnson***

with honorable mention to The Gold Rush of Eighteen Forty-Ten by David Williamson AND The Shimmering Shoal by Helen Jones whose stories were very closely ranked in votes!

Post your story to your blog any time on Tuesday until Midnight PST (there is a grace period into Weds morning, so just let me know if you are late getting it done). Throughout the course of the day, we’ll add the links (to your blog w/story title) here.

This Week’s Story WORD theme: Thorn

This week’s Story GENRE style: Fan Fiction

Here’s a FANtastic way to discover some fun new fiction!


STORIES:

Proposal (A Pride & Prejudice Tale) by Rachael Ritchey

A Spiky Story (A Greek Mythology Tale) by Geoff Le Pard

Thorn (A Winchesters Tale) by David Williamson

Of the Ghosts of Hogwarts Past (A Harry Potter Tale) by Beaton M.

Thorn (An Adam & Eve Tale) by Teresa “Tess” Karlinski

Thorns (A Buffy the Vampire Slayer Tale) by Sarah Brentyn

Happy Endings (A Boonsboro Trilogy Tale) by Carrie Ann


PS If I’m missing your story come Weds, just leave me a comment to let me know!

Read all the stories & PLEASE VOTE for your top THREE favorites (not all for the same, though!).


Click here for the Instructions for Participation!


Use the THEME & GENRE link on the menu to find out the upcoming battles info for the month!


You have until the next Monday at midnight EST (9 PM PST / 5 AM GMT Tues) to read the submitted stories & vote for your top three. Please consider the expert use of the theme word when choosing.

Words & Genres for January 2017 Battles

To give us all a head start for the month, I’m going to do the words and genres by month instead of week. That way, if you’d like to write your stories ahead of time, or work and rework them before posting them on the given date, then you’ll have some extra time.

I’ll post February’s words and genres the last Monday of January and so forth each month. How does that sound? I think this will work out well, and I’ll always be reminding each week. There’ll be a link in the menu that will bring you to these posts too, so it will be easy to find the info! YAY!

January 10th

  • THEME WORD: Resolved
  • GENRE: Tall Tale
    • Tall tale – humorous story with blatant exaggerations, swaggering heroes who do the impossible with nonchalance

January 17th

  • THEME WORD: Thorn
  • GENRE: Fan Fiction
    • Fan fiction – fiction written by a fan of, and featuring characters from, a particular TV series, movie, or book

January 24th

  • THEME WORD: Air
  • GENRE: Suspense/Thriller
    • Suspense/thriller – fiction about harm about to befall a person or group and the attempts made to evade the harm

January 31st

  • THEME WORD: Iridescent
  • GENRE: Fairy Tale
    • Fairy tale – story about fairies or other magical creatures

Write a(n approximately) 1000 word or less story using this theme word and genre. And post it to your blog on Tuesday with a link (use this short link if that helps: http://wp.me/p7rsge-c3) back to this post!

Click Here for the instructions/rules of the battle.

IN THE MEANTIME, don’t miss out on the current battle by clicking here:

Battle Entries