#BlogBattle: Innocent


December 2019 Blog Battle

Our word this month is:


See Battle Stories for Past & Present Entries to the Prompts!

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

41 thoughts on “#BlogBattle: Innocent

  1. Last minute entry from me, yet again! Hope you had a great Christmas.

    Here is a link to my entry, entitled ‘Innocent?’

    I do hope that those who read it find it entertaining, and maybe fellow cat owners might sympathise too!

    Thanks for running the Blog Battles – hoping to have more time to write and read other blogs too next year.
    Have a Happy and peaceful New Year, see you on the other side 😀

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  5. 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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      • You an me both Rachael. Times just sipping past and I seem to be behind more every day. Not to mention my pc went down yesterday and nothing is sharing properly from my blog. Must be the Nightmare Before Christmas come to life!

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          • About the same since you replied now! Stupid time should pause now and then to let me catch up! PC situation might be OK. The drive that’s stumbled isn’t the operating system one so I’ve got to disconnect the right data drive and it should boot up. I’ve just received an external cradle the dubious one can sit in. If the pc is running it might be able to read it and transfer the data to the other drive. Had to be this time of year though 🙄


          • I think you may be right there! Still, I’m going to try and sort it this weekend. I’m confident it’s not a system drive and just a data one. If I unplug it then it should boot and I can check the data drive externally…that’s a sort of plan 😳

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          • You and me both! Haven’t got to it yet though due to Rise of Skywalker today 😊

            I don’t suppose you might have any idea why my blog is not tweeting images anymore… I know the twitter card validation thing isn’t validating them as I can test the URL’s in their app. I also know my current theme is retired so that might be part of the issue…other than that I’m stumped 🤕


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  9. 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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