Week 4 #BlogBattle Word: Bludgeon

Week Four #BlogBattle Word: Bludgeon

Post it: Tuesday, April 7th, 2015.

This week’s theme is an action, a verb if you will. Let’s put our creativity to work and write some short stories! It doesn’t need to be long. In fact, if you like a challenge, make it as short as you can. Your skill level as a writer doesn’t matter. We’d just love to read your story. The main point of the #BlogBattle is to work on and improve our writing skills, giving us a little exercise in creativity. 🙂

Now, don’t be a curmudgeon! Find a way to use bludgeon!


  1. 1000 words max
  2. fictional tale (or true if you really want)
  3. PG (no more than PG-13) Content – let’s keep this family friendly! (this week will be difficult, I know. That’s a somewhat violent word! Remember, use your imagination. 🙂 )
  4. Your story must contain the word(s) from the theme and/or be centered around the theme in a way that shows it is clearly related
  5. Go for the entertainment value!
  6. Use the hashtag #BlogBattle, put a link back to your #BlogBattle Short Story in the comments section of this post, and/or include a link tothispost in your own blog post (it creates a “ping-back” which will alert me and our friends to your #BlogBattle post)
  7. Have fun!

Okay, so now let’s recap: #BlogBattle Theme: Bludgeon

Definition from Merriam-Webster Dictionary Online
Definition from Merriam-Webster Dictionary Online

Write a 1000 words (or less) story for this theme and post it on Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 by midnight PST. Remember that you can write it sooner and set it to publish on the specific date! 🙂

I’ll retweet all the #BlogBattle tweets and posts I come across (and you can, too). I will create a blog post linking back to all our submitted stories. Plus, after I’ve read each one, I’ll be picking a winner who will be subjected to a short, somewhat amusing interview with yours truly!

QUICK QUESTION: Would you all like to win a BLOG BADGE when your short story is chosen winner? Just a thought! 🙂

***So that I won’t miss your story, please add a link back to this post to your story. It can be as simple as this url: https://rachaelritchey.com/2015/03/31/wk-4-blogbattle/ (just make sure to use the chainlink-looking feature to enter in the url there again so that it works like a real link and will pingback here. That way I’m guaranteed not to miss it!)

Here are links to a few of the Week 3 #BlogBattle short stories so you can get an idea of the variety our imaginations can create. The theme was simply Eggs. The following is what we came up with using just that for inspiration:

Now, whip up that Bludgeoning story! Happy Short Story #BlogBattling, my friends! 🙂

21 responses to “Week 4 #BlogBattle Word: Bludgeon”

  1. […] entry for this week’s #BlogBattle challenge by Rachael Ritchey, where the challenge is to write a short story based on that week’s chosen word. Visit the link […]

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  2. […] back to your #BlogBattle Short Story in the comments section of this post, and/or include a link to this post in your own blog post (it creates a “ping-back” which will alert me and our friends to […]


  3. […] wrote this parody in response to the BlogBattle prompt, bludgeon. I stumbled on the post and the idea hit me almost instantly so I had to pursue it. And Nancy Grace […]


  4. […] If you want to add a quick short story to the battle this week, here is the blog post with the info on how to go about doing it: Week Four #BlogBattle: Bludgeon […]


  5. Rachael i’m working on an idea for this blogbattle, glad i caught the post. for clarification all i need to do is drop a link to my post in the comments here and/or create a pingback to this post – that right? thanks.

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    1. Yay! Yes, if you add a link back to this post it should automatically create a pingback to this post, and I can tweet it as well as list it with the others. 🙂 Thank you! I’m excited to read your story. 😀


      1. it’s out there. but the idea really hit me after reading your prompt so i couldn’t resist. looking forward to the all the others.

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        1. Haha. Out there can be good! 🙂


  6. […] Next week’s theme is a challenge, to say the least! What can you come up with?  #BlogBattle Week 4 […]


  7. Ooh. this is gonna be a tricky one. Thinking cap going on. And I’ll try and be on time this week. 🙂

    And yes, a badge would be nice if I ever won.

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    1. I love to read your stories! 🙂 Badge sounds good!

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      1. Thanks
        I really am enjoying reading all the different interpretations of the prompts. 🙂

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  8. Whaaat? How…how am I gonna…not even as a noun? But as a verb?? Ooh, you drive a difficult Blog Battle, my friend!
    And yes, I think a Blog Battle badge would be awesome 🙂 especially considering the work you’re putting us through with a topic like this, lol!

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    1. E., you are creative! I know you can do this! BlondeLucyWriteMore asked for something hard this week! hehe I love a good challenge. Just when you think you’ll have to throw in the towel, the creativity spikes! 😉

      Cool. I think I will dream up something for us to display, a #BlogBattle Badge of Honor! 🙂

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      1. Oo, I blame BlondeLucy for this! *waves fist* lol 🙂 Must go and take a bludgeon to my brain now and start bludgeoning some ideas out!

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        1. Bwahahaha! See! You already know how to make it work for you instead of against. Haha

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          1. Hehehe, lol 🙂 I did manage to come up with something, but it might be a bludgeoning blow of boringness. ;D

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  9. Oh my goodness! I am such a nice girl – words like that don’t exist in my vocabulary 🙂

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    1. Well, I think you’ll have to just sneak it in to your repertoire, just this once. hehe

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