November #BlogBattle: Hypnotic

November 2021 Blog Battle

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Our word this month is:


You can start writing at any time, but make sure you post your story by the

19th of November

to have a link 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 that goes live the 3rd Friday of the month (the same as the post-by date).

Make sure to check back and read some of the stories of your fellow battlers. Leave comments to encourage these writers. And go a step further in supporting one another by sharing each other’s stories on your own blog or social media, whatever you’re most comfortable with!

Basic Rules:

The Prompt Word will be given the First FRIDAY of every month.

Post your story by the 3rd Friday of the same month (this is the same date as the Stories post goes live).


  1. up to 2000 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)-type Content β€“ 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 public domain photo sharing sites like Unsplash and Pixabay.

28 thoughts on “November #BlogBattle: Hypnotic

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    • Here we go with a super late November update! The stories are getting added, but I’m so sorry it’s taken me this long to get it done. I can’t wait for the conclusion of your 12 month project!!! πŸ˜€


    • I missed finalizing the updates to the stories post, and am just now getting to it. I had hoped to be so organized and on top of everything this year, but I failed pretty miserably. What should next year’s new year resolution be? πŸ˜› Right now I’m resolving myself to finding another great admin to help run BB and keep me on track. πŸ˜‰ I love the title of this story and am curious what it implies!

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      • Totally understandable. November is a crazy month for me, too, which is why I only contemplate NANO and never participate. πŸ™‚ Of course I’ve missed Gary’s stories, and unfortunately it sounds like their absence isn’t temporary. So is there any way I can help?

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        • It’s been one thing and another this year. Not complaining, but Gary’s absence has definitely been felt! I miss him for his wit, wisdom, thoughtfulness, enthusiasm, talent, and so much more! He took on at least 50% of what needs to get done, and I’ve relied on him for his thoughtful comments on everyone’s stories. I’m afraid he’s gotten burned out, though, and is possibly struggling with imposter syndrome? Would you be interested in taking on a role in the background of BB with updating posts as an admin/editor? It’s totally okay to say no! I really want you to be a participant first and focus on the storytelling! ❀

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          • We miss Gary! As long as there’s no social media (which I totally don’t do) involved, I might be able to help there. Is there anything involved besides insuring the story posts go up each month?

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          • No, that would be the biggest thing. I usually spend the last week of December setting up the posts for the next year, and then it’s really just filling in the monthly stories. Obviously, it’s a time commitment. Not a huge one, but because I don’t keep an official calendar, I inevitably fall behind, and Gary has been instrumental on keeping me in line in the past. haha I’d love for him to come back to BB without the time commitment and be free to just write and enjoy stories as he pleases. If you think you’d like to maybe trade off monthly on making sure the stories all get added to the post before the deadline, I’d be glad of the help!

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    • πŸ˜€ I am SOOOO sorry that I didn’t get the BB stories post updated last month! I think I am in need of another admin to help keep me on track. πŸ˜› I’m looking forward to reading and gaining said psychological damage. lol

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  7. Hey guys! Sorry that I’ve been a bit inactive this past month; I’m feeling a bit snowed under. I’m going to take a short break from my groups and focus on this pesky novel! I will be back in the future, but I feel like I can’t devote the proper time to participate in this group. Goodbye for now, and I’ll see you all soon. πŸ™‚ Take care, everyone!

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