Blog Battle 76 “Debacle” Entries & Voting

Hello! Welcome to the new Blog Battle, a weekly writing prompt competition! If you haven’t already, check out the slightly altered rules.

Post your “Debacle” story by midnight PST tonight and add a pingback link to this post so I don’t miss adding it! If you don’t see it here, just leave comment with the link and we’ll ad it ASAP. Looking forward to reading your stories!

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Battle 75’s “Coconut” Winner is Phoenix Grey & Lauren Gunter!  Don’t forget to add the battle winner badge to your story!





Science Fiction/Fantasy:




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

Rachael wins by default! Well, I guess there are worse things.

But hey! Next week’s word is PERFECT, so start right now, tap those fingers across those keys, and give us something imperfect and beautiful in your own words! Set it up to auto post on Tuesday w/a link back here. 🙂

Next week’s Theme Word is PERFECT

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


  1. 1500 words max (effective May 2016)
  2. fictional tale (or true if you really want)
  3. PG (no more than PG-13) Content – let’s keep this family friendly!
  4. Your story must contain the word(s) from the theme and/or be centered around the theme in a way that shows it is clearly related.
  5. State the Genre of your story at the top/bottom of your post.
  6. Post your story on Tuesday by 11:59 PM PST (you have a week to write it)
  7. Go for the entertainment value!
  8. Put a link back to your #BlogBattle Short Story in the comments section, and/or include a link to a battle post (not a page) in your own blog post (it creates a “ping-back” which will alert me and our friends to your #BlogBattle post).
  9. Use the hashtag #BlogBattle when tweeting your story.
  10. Let us know if you have a Facebook author/writer page so we can LIKE it to stay connected.
  11. Have fun!

You have until the next Monday at midnight to read the submitted stories & vote for your top three. Please consider the expert use of the theme word when choosing.


13 thoughts on “Blog Battle 76 “Debacle” Entries & Voting

    • I am wondering, but I’m afraid I made too big of a change with blog battle and basically bumped it off everyone’s radars. I know it’s been harder to find time to read lately, too, so maybe everyone else is in the same boat. It’s hard to say. All I know is I’m feeling like blogging is in some kind of weird holding pattern. I might have to rethink blog battle again to make it something entirely new and fresh? I think it’s easier to participate in SUPER short fiction like 99words stuff, so maybe we’ll look to making the battle something more like that? Ugh. Not sure where everybody went! :/

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      • Hmm. I wouldn’t reinvent the wheel just yet. It really does feel like the whole blogosphere is in a holding pattern. Maybe wait it out a bit. You had a lot of great writers participating in this. I do like your idea of maybe making the limit slightly shorter so people have time to read. (Of course I would say that being such a fan of short fiction.) 😉 Though I wouldn’t make it a strict limit and I wouldn’t do super short.

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