#BlogBattle: Shift


April 2019 Blog Battle

Our word this month is:


You can start writing at any time, but make sure you post your story by the 30th of the month to have your story shared here and on social media.

Once you’ve posted your story to your blog, put a link to it in the comments section, and we’ll add your story to the Battle Stories Line-up post.

Make sure to check back and read some of the stories of your fellow battlers. Leave comments to encourage these writers, and share each other’s stories!

Basic Rules:

The Prompt Word will be given the First Tuesday of Every Month.

Post your story by the 30th of the Same Month.


  1. 1000 words max (give or take a few)
  2. fictional tale (or true if you really want)
  3. Any genre that fits within PG-13 (or less) Content – let’s keep this family friendly!
  4. Your story must contain the randomly chosen word(s) and/or be centered around the word meaning in a way that shows it is clearly related.
  5. Go for the entertainment value!
  6. Put a link back to your #BlogBattle Short Story in the comments section
  7. Please tweet and otherwise share your battler buddies’ stories across social media.
    1. Use the hashtag #BlogBattle when tweeting all the stories so we can cross-share.
  8. Have fun!
Any photos included with the prompt are only for your benefit as a pinch of inspiration. They don’t need to dictate your theme or story genre. Only the Word of the Month counts! Photos are thanks to various photographers from Unsplash.com

60 thoughts on “#BlogBattle: Shift

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  3. Here is my failed attempt at this month’s challenge, coming in at just over 1800 words. BUT, having actually worked on it (I mean, actually WORKED on it, rather than tossing it off before going to work), I decided to submit it anyway. I honestly can’t see any way to cut it back further without sacrificing either the flow of the narrative, or the development of the shift theme. ☹️


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  9. Help! I spelled the title of my “shift” story wrong, and even though I have corrected it, it comes up wrong in the pingback above. Can you please tell me how to correct this error, or can you please correct it for me. Yikes!


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