#BlogBattle 21: May 30th “Ruse”

Hello! Welcome to Blog Battle. Things have changed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be inspired! Below you’ll find a prompt word. Write yourself a 1000 or less word story using that word and leave a link in the comments.

We won’t be posting and voting here any more, but I figure if you want the challenge that week, I’ve already got the prompts automatically set to post for the year. Be challenged! Have fun!

I’ll still be checking in here, and you can click on the links in the comments to read other stories too.

Salut!


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This Week’s Story WORD theme: Ruse

This week’s Suggested Story genre style: Science Fiction

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

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Words & Genres for June ’17 Battles

 

Here are the THEME words and SUGGESTED genres in preparation for June’s battles

June 6th

  • THEME WORDInterface
  • GENRE: Historical Fiction
    • Suggested Subcategory: Western  – set in the American Old West frontier and typically set in the late eighteenth to late nineteenth century

June 13th

  • THEME WORDSecret
  • GENRE: Science Fiction

June 20th

  • THEME WORDDance
  • GENRE: Free Choice

June 27th

  • THEME WORDCharge
  • 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.
    • Suggested Subcategory: Fable – narration demonstrating a useful truth, especially in which animals speak as humans; legendary, supernatural tale

Write a(n approximately) 1000 word or less story using this theme word. And post it to your blog on Tuesday with a link (use this short link if that helps: http://wp.me/p7rsge-cV) 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 20: May 23rd “Restraint” Entries & a Farewell

Hey Friends! Participation has dwindled down to almost nil, so I’m considering shutting Blog Battle down entirely. I’ll take a week or two to decide, since I don’t like to rush into anything until I’ve thought about it a minute.

I just want to say how much I have loved writing with you all. I’m thinking I’ll eventually start a different prompt, but it will be focused on other aspects of writing and not necessarily about sharing or competitions.

My goal is always to encourage and inspire my fellow writers, so that’s what I’ll monkey around with, I think.

But like I said, I am still in the process of making the decision to let it go (I bet you’re singing the song in your head now too…). Haha Actually, this is me admitting to myself that I’m going to have to let Blog Battle go to make room for other great things.

So yeah, let’s consider this the LAST BATTLE. 

THIS WEEK, if you’ve ever participated in a battle or wanted to, post your Blog Battle story as a final farewell by Sunday, May 28th.

I promise to read them all. 

THANKS FOR BEING AWESOME!

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This Week’s Story WORD theme: Restraint

This week’s Suggested Story genre style: Historical Fiction

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

STORIES:

A Kinder Choice by David Williamson


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

PARTICIPANTS: REBLOG and SOCIAL MEDIA SHARE this post to let your readers know about the stories and how they can read and vote.

#BlogBattle 19: May 16th “Disobedience” 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! The winner can get a free pro-level critique: contact Cathleen Towsend by clicking here. She’s tough but kind!

*Last Week’s Winner: Loch and Lair by The Urban Spaceman

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: Disobedience

Remember, genre is suggestion only, but let us know what your story is!

This week’s Suggested Story genre style: Free Choice

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

STORIES:

Three Rules by The Urban Spaceman

The Burn of Disobedience by Rachael Ritchey

Adoption by The Bag Lady


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

Read all the stories & PLEASE VOTE for your  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.

PARTICIPANTS: REBLOG and SOCIAL MEDIA SHARE this post to let your readers know about the stories and how they can read and vote.

#BlogBattle 18: May 9th “Splash” 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! The winner can get a free pro-level critique: contact Cathleen Townsend by clicking here. She’s tough but kind!

Last Week’s Winner: Helm of Darkness by Rachael Ritchey

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: Splash

Remember, genre is suggestion only, but let us know what your story is!

This week’s Suggested Story genre style: Suspense/Thriller

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

STORIES:

Loch and Lair by The Urban Spaceman

Gone Fishing by Sarah Brentyn

Splash 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  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.

PARTICIPANTS: REBLOG and SOCIAL MEDIA SHARE this post to let your readers know about the stories and how they can read and vote.