January #BlogBattle: Park

January 2022 Blog Battle

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Our word this month is: Park

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

21st of January

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 – 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.

24 thoughts on “January #BlogBattle: Park

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    • I did see a pingback here just before this comment so it seems to be working fine. I’ve added you to the story line up which is published later in the month. Will be over to read once I get this time management thing sorted 😂😂

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      • Thanks Gary.
        I checked now and noticed it was working- sometimes it seems I should pay more attention to the WP ‘theme’ choices🤔, my knack is picking an awkward one for my purposes🤷‍♂️.
        Time Management is a brutal task master. One approach is to read a passage on Time from any work on Quantum Mechanics, although this does make the head spin at least it can also give the feeling ‘Well, there you go. No wonder I have trouble with it,’🙃.
        Just a suggestion as a coping mechanism.


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    • Haha, sometimes revisiting words in limbo find a more natural home later. I doubt you’re not the only one there Mark. Will be over, probably tomorrow now, soon. Kudos for being first up though

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