#BlogBattle: Flute


May 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

51 thoughts on “#BlogBattle: Flute

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      • I need to work harder Rachael. I missed the debate laid down by Doug, am behind on reading and here’s the new prompt already! Last month was OK, just really busy. My fault so I need to breathe more 💖

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        • Take a breath and no worries. I figured after the strange school year ends you and I could have a discussion about BlogBattle and what we see ourselves facilitating in the future. I appreciated what both Doug and Josh had to say on the subject, and I’ve been thinking on what we can do to make sure our space is one where writers of every level and style feel welcome and challenged. Anyway, that’s a discussion we can have in July. June is going to be a busy one for me, so if July works for you too, we’ll definitely make big plans then! 🙂 I hope June is a good month for you, my friend!

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          • Definitely. July sounds good. I did read the discourse and have cogitated on what was said even if I’m not one to air my thoughts openly on here. Not that there was a lot of point eons after the event…

            Will no doubt touch base here a few times between then and now….as I have to read your story for Flute yet! I can’t remember the last time you had time to do one😂😂

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          • I’m eager to hear your thoughts. I have so much respect for the gentlemen who shared.

            It’s a SHORT one for me! 😀 I had a moment of inspiration and a desire to get it out before I lost it, so I’m glad I made the time. So much of it is making the time. I really need to be more purposeful.

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          • Quality over quantity I assume then 😂. Seriously though, I totally expect it to be up to your normal standards so no pressure at all. Might just pop over right now in fact 😊

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  4. Whew, finally got there! Slowly — ever so slowly — getting on top of things. Not there yet, but I’m making progress on my to-do lists! 😀 Read a couple from last month’s but I’ve still got more to read! I’ll get there… On Gary’s advice, I thought I’d post my story here before I lose track of time even further and the remainder of May slips away from me. 🙂


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      • Strangely enough, the biggest stressor here is not covid, but the weather. We’re moderately isolated anyway, so lockdown has a minimal impact, but we’ve still not put our sheep into their summer pasture because the grass isn’t growing. We’ve got plenty of sun and far too little rain, so it’s a peculiar year all round.
        On the plus side, I am starting to get more writing done again!

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  9. Hi guys! I am so far behind this month, I still need to read everyone’s stories for last month! All a bit chaotic at the moment, just trying to stay afloat 😂 Hope you’re all well, I’ll be reading, catching up on comments, and writing this month’s story when I can squeeze the time in. Get on top of things, Joshua…

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