November #BlogBattle: Cultivate

November 2022 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

18th 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 – 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.

27 thoughts on “November #BlogBattle: Cultivate

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      • It has really been one of those years. After three #BlogBattles in a row, I even found time today to mentioned it to people online…
        And I’ve started doing Wordle again. Last time was May, which was a one-off after a long gap.
        I might even go and write a bit more of my semi-stalled WIP.
        Or post another cat picture.
        My life is really buzzing this weekend.
        Hmm, I feel a self-deprecating sarcasm storm starting. Time to put the kettle on. 🙂

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        • Had one of those too. Wrote nothing at all for 12 months. Still avoiding the WIP by doing BB too. Although I now have an encyclopaedia of back story!

          Speaking of felines I am locked into this very seat mucking about here by two of my own rescue cats 🥳

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          • I’m going to blame my age, but I no longer seem to be able to do a 24/7 week-long slog and then still write. Now the the year’s major outdoor job is approaching completion and I don’t have to race the weather, I get to take the weekend off (or as off as is possible with livestock) and some actual writing can happen. 🙂

            The cat scene is peaceful at this moment – one is holding down the sofa, another the bed and the third the conservatory, and all area asleep. That peaceful state will end in about half an hour.

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          • We never did the kids thing, but from my observations, three killers of a quiet life are raising children, keeping livestock and trying to run a business. So, once we did the downsizing and left corporate life, we hit two out of three.

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