#BlogBattle: Innocent


December 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

28 thoughts on “#BlogBattle: Innocent

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  2. Ye gods, SO sorry Rachael. Only just posted this to my neglected part of the blogosphere. I’m still in NaNo mode and suffering from mental angst at managing a full first draft around 80k. Will try and get the brain back for this month and catch up with normal duties ASAP.

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  6. I *really* struggled to keep this one under the word limit! I wanted to add so much more, but I guess that’s the beauty of the short story, eh? Anyway, hope you’re all doing great, and aren’t too exhausted from NaNoWriMo!

    Here’s mine for this month (the last for 2019!): https://joshuainsole.wordpress.com/short-stories/dont-let-it-feed/

    I just wanted to say, it’s been lovely reading all your stories since I joined WP back in the summer. Hope you all have a great Christmas and NYE — looking forward to the stories we’ll tell in 2020! (Speaking of which, I still need to read some of those from November — couldn’t find the time with NaNo…)

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