#BlogBattle 12: March 28th “Selfie” 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! 🙂  BUT that’s not all! One of our talented authors, Cathleen Townsend, has kindly offered her time, experience, and expertise to help make that winning story even better by giving the winner a free critique. If your story wins you can contact Cathleen by clicking here. She’s tough but kind!

**Last Week’s Winner: This is Not Okay by Carl Bystrom!**

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: Selfie

This week’s Story GENRE style: Fantasy


STORIES:

My Life’s Work by David Williamson

The Portrait by The Urban Spaceman

The Original Selfie by Jambo Stewart

World Views by Carl Bystrom

Reflections & Echos by Rachael Ritchey


PS If I’m missing your story, 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!


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.

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Words & Genres for April ’17 Battles

Here are the theme words and genres in preparation for April’s battles!

April 4th

  • THEME WORD: Surfer
  • GENRE: Fantasy
    • Fantasy – fiction with strange or otherworldly settings or characters; fiction which invites suspension of reality
    • Please visit the BATTLE GENRE page for a full list of subcategories.
    • Challenge yourself! Try something new. 🙂
    • This Week’s Suggestion: Legend – story, sometimes of a national or folk hero, that has a basis in fact but also includes imaginative material

April 11th

  • THEME WORD: Pirate
  • GENRE: Crime/Detective
    • Crime/detective – fiction about a crime, how the criminal gets caught, and the repercussions of the crime
      • can be: Mystery – this is fiction dealing with the solution of a crime or the unraveling of secrets

April 18th

  • THEME WORD: Bribery
  • GENRE: FREE CHOICE!
    • For possible ideas, visit the BATTLE GENRE page for a full list of subcategories.
    • Challenge yourself! Try something new.

April 25th

  • THEME WORD: Garden
  • GENRE: Fantasy
    • Fantasy – fiction with strange or otherworldly settings or characters; fiction which invites suspension of reality
    • Please visit the BATTLE GENRE page for a full list of subcategories
    • Challenge yourself! Try something new.
    • This Week’s Suggestion: Mythopoeia – fiction in which characters from religious mythology, traditional myths, folklore and history are recast into a re-imagined realm created by the author

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-cL) 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:

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#BlogBattle 11: March 21st “Rebel” 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! 🙂 BUT that’s not all! One of our talented authors, Cathleen Townsend, has kindly offered her time, experience, and expertise to help make that winning story even better by giving the winner a free critique. If your story wins you can contact Cathleen by clicking here. She’s tough but kind!

We had a tie last week, but it was close overall! Winners:

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: Rebel

This week’s Story GENRE style: Suspense/Thriller

*VISIT THE GENRE PAGE OF BLOG BATTLE TO SEE THE SUBCATEGORIES TO GIVE YOU AN EXTRA CHALLENGE


STORIES:

“ZUT ALORS! I have missed one!” Demons by Phoenix Grey

The Journey of a Thousand Miles by The Urban Spaceman

Problem Boys by Jambo Stewart

This is Not Okay by Carl Bystrom


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

Read all the stories, & since we’re short on stories this week, PLEASE VOTE for your TWO favorite.


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 10: March 14th “Liquid” 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! 🙂  BUT that’s not all! One of our talented authors, Cathleen Townsend, has kindly offered her time, experience, and expertise to help make that winning story even better by giving the winner a free critique. If your story wins you can contact Cathleen by clicking here. She’s tough but kind!

**Last Week’s Winner: Let Loose by Geoff Le Pard**

That was a close one! 🙂

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: Liquid

This week’s Story GENRE style: Fantasy

*VISIT THE GENRE PAGE OF BLOG BATTLE TO SEE the SUBCATEGORIES available TO GIVE YOU AN EXTRA CHALLENGE

STORIES:

Silver Liquid by Jambo Stewart

Huntress by The Urban Space Man

The Finest Spirits by David Williamson

History of the Keeper’s Prophecy Child by Rachael Ritchey

Melting In Their Arms by Geoff Le Pard


PS If I’m missing your story, 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!


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 9: March 7th “Loose” 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! 🙂 BUT that’s not all! One of our talented authors, Cathleen Townsend, has kindly offered her time, experience, and expertise to help make that winning story even better by giving the winner a free critique. If your story wins you can contact Cathleen by clicking here. She’s tough but kind!

**LAST Week’s Winner: Unheeded by David Williamson**

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: Loose

This week’s Story GENRE style: Science Fiction


STORIES:

Avalon by The Urban Spaceman

Let Loose by Geoff Le Pard

Picture Perfect 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 your top ONE favorite this week.


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.