October 2021 Blog Battle Entries
“Scattered” by Anita Dawes
“White Cliffs” by Joshua G. J. Insole
“Legacy” by Cathleen Townsend *Comes with a Political Commentary Warning. 😉
“The Delicious Electric Apocalypse” by Doug Jacquier
“A Girl from the Apple Orchard” 10/12 by Same “Goldie” Kirk
“We Come in Pieces” by A. E. Branson
Late but welcome!
“Scattered Wealth” by David Williamson
*There was some todo over Cathleen’s story (sorry for pointing fingers, Cathleen!) and commentary for her BlogBattle entry this week. After reading through the post and blog, I (Rachael) have not asked for any changes in regard to the post as it does not violate any of the rules. It may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it is acceptable writing, and she did give fair warning of the political nature of her post. Mostly, we focus on fiction, but there is no rule against non-fiction writing (in fact, it says it’s okay in our rules). I personally appreciate bravery in writing and don’t always agree with the viewpoint of characters or real-life people’s opinions that I read. Freedom of speech is allowed where I live, and I don’t plan on censoring most speech (I ask that stories don’t be chock full of swearing, sex, or gratuitous violence because of the varying ages of audience and participants, and as a mom that matters to me). I also don’t always agree with some of the things people include in their submissions, but as the disclaimer below states, the views belong to the writers and are not necessarily mine or those of the other administrators of the blog. I’d like to be inclusive and welcome people who think and feel differently because we all come from different places and can add value to each other’s lives through our writing and helping each other. It is my belief that it can actually be good to gain insight into other’s viewpoints to help us expand or solidify our own thinking and understanding. As long as we are each keeping within the rules of BlogBattle and respectful in how we speak to each other, I don’t see a problem with differing viewpoints being shared in fiction or non-fiction writing to the prompt. Thank you for maintaining civility in the comments and for repsecting each other as writers and humans.