#BlogBattle: Brooch


April 2020 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 Snappa.com

41 thoughts on “#BlogBattle: Brooch

      • Thanks, my April has not been great.. From April 5th I’ve had suspected COVID. I had a negative swab test on the 11th April, but today my temperature is 37.8 degrees.. Now in week 4 of work and gp has signed me off two more weeks. Hence I’m struggling to get focused with my writing. How are you doing Rachael?


        • Oh no! I’m so sorry, Marian. Will you be tested again in case the first one was wrong? Being sick is no fun on a regular day. I’m doing well. Nothing to report as not much is happening outside school work with the kids and my own online work for book design.

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          • I’m not sure at the moment if they are going to retest, but yes this is really dragging on.

            Sounds like you are doing alright! I’m trying to stay working from home but fearing having to go out into the community. These are not easy times. We are trying to do school work too and I’m trying to not get to stressed when it doesn’t go according to plan.

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          • Definitely are not easy times. I’m sorry you’re ill on top of dealing with the anxiety we’re all feeling to some extent or another. School on top of everything else feels daunting some days, and nothing really feels consistent day to day…But there are some good things happening, too, so I’m trying not to complain! 😛

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    • Hi Joshua! We’re doing well. I’m loving that the sun has finally come to grace us with its presence. 🙂 Hopefully this means the end to snow for the season! Anything out of the ordinary come your way during this strange season of the world?

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      • So glad to hear that you’re all well! 🙂 Yes, the weather’s gotten very nice here, too. Considering how hot it is and it’s only April, I have a feeling we’re in for a scorcher of a summer!

        It seems as though everything is currently “out of the ordinary”! 😀 On lockdown, all non-essential shops closed, mandatory face masks for shopping, and so on. Small prices to pay for personal safety, though. We’re all managing fine here — looking forward to it all returning to some vague semblance of normalcy soon, though! I miss reading books in the sunshine in the park. 🙂

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  4. Here’s mine this go-around:
    Quite a challenging word this month since I already had the story ready. In fact, I at first thought I was going to have to write a whole new story! But these prompt words are good at getting the creative juices flowing, and I realized I could just change one of the characters. I think that change possibly improved the story a little! Take care and stay safe!

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