News #BlogBattle Week 11 Entries & Voting

#BlogBattle 11 Story Theme: News

Wednesday, the poll gets added! Be sure to read them all. All the links will open in a new window so that you can easily navigate back to this list.

RULES for VOTING: Anyone can vote as long as you’ve read ALL the stories for this week. Vote for your top two favorites.

**Tonight in the News by John T. M. Herres at The Velah

News by Tess at How the Cookie Crumbles

The Letter by Blonde(Lucy)WriteMore

The Art of Distraction by Claire Banschbach

Grecca In the News by Rachael Ritchey

Unwelcome News by PhoenixGrey85

How to Save a Friend by E. Rawls

Silly Spiritual Traditions by Chloe H.

Denim Dreams Come True for Local Shopper by Marnie Schroer

The Nursery Part III: Miracle Room by Candice Coates at I Came for the Soup

Newsworthy? Nah! by Ssenlrak

When Lightening Strikes by Carrie Ann at Anniehow

PS If I’m missing your story, just leave me a comment to let me know!

The Poll for voting will open when I post it on Wednesday. 🙂

Everyone who reads ALL the stories for the week may vote.

PLEASE VOTE for your top TWO favorites (not two for the same, though!).

I think we could all use a little extra time to read the awesome stories so . . .

Vote by 10 PM PST on SATURDAY so I can announce the winner on SUNDAY! Thank you so much. I enjoy our weekly stories a great deal, and I hope you do, too!

26 responses to “News #BlogBattle Week 11 Entries & Voting”

  1. […] Mike, the news is still very much developing at this point. The police are keeping details to a minimum but I do […]


  2. […] weekly #BlogBattle. Also, the third posted location. First entry prompt I responded to was “News.” I posted that story for The Velah, and the second was “horde” for which I made […]


  3. […] and writers will make a short, thousand-word story based on it. Last week, the prompt was “News” and as soon as I saw it, the idea of a newscast for happenings not included in my […]


  4. These are harder to choose by the week. Made it! o_O


  5. I found voting particularly hard this week!

    PS: after reading the comments, I’m starting to realize my entries aren’t as late as I think. 🙂

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    1. Nope. You do just fine! 🙂 i an reading them all tomorrow. I had a busy few days finishing prep for a banquet I was in charge of tonight. Now I’m exhausted but satisfied it was a success. Can’t wait to read your story! The comments have been nice!


  6. phoenixgrey85 Avatar

    Another set of wonderful stories, and hard to vote once more. I’m looking forward to seeing who wins. 🙂

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  7. […] This week’s key word is “News.” To read more entries for the blog battle, click HERE and visit Rachael Ritchey’s blog. To read previous entries of the Nursery, click HERE for […]


    1. Oh man! You’re pingback just now showed up! Crazy!!!


  8. Wow good blog battle! Things will get heated during voting

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    1. Very Likely. I appreciate all the hard work and talent everyone brings each week!

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      1. It’s a growing movement IBFF – who would have thought it would get this big

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        1. It’s a beautiful thing and a beast wrapped into one! haha I love it. I love that everyone enjoys it, too. It makes all the extra work and organization worth it for me. I’m glad you are a HUGE part of it! ❤

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          1. Thx IBFF – am glad you are in the driving seat!

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  9. I linked my story but I am not sure if you noticed. 🙂

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    1. I didn’t see the link, but thanks for letting me know! I’ll add it right now!

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      1. phew! that was a close one eh? 🙂 thanks

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        1. It’s only 8:15pm here, so you’re good! About this time of night, if I haven’t received posts from previous battlers I’ll start checking their blogs to make sure I haven’t missed it! I am finding I can’t rely on the ping back to show up in the little alerting thingy up in my WordPress bar, though, because yours is still not showing. My email is getting too full to quickly to keep track of most things there, but I do get your notfications! It’s an imperfect system, but we’ll make it work! 🙂

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          1. Much appreciated, Rachel! Looking forward to reading your results and those from everyone else. 🙂

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            1. Me, too! It’s a busy night tonight. Tomorrow should be interesting. 🙂

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  10. I do enjoy these stories, Rachael! Speaking of which, I finished mine and it’s not even midnight yet, lol ;D

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    1. WooHoo! Is it a new record for completion? 🙂

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      1. Lol, for me it is, haha! XD I’m too much of a perfectionist, going over the story again and again, and then before I know it time is up.

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        1. Haha that certainly is a strength and weakness wrapped into one.

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

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