#BlogBattle Week 17 “Drop” Entries & Voting

#BlogBattle 17 Story Theme: Drop (a VERB!)

(basic rules at the bottom of the post)

If you get a chance, check out the “Blog Battlers” page on my blog. I’m rather proud of how it turned out, and I hope it makes it easier to find your favorite battler’s stories. 🙂 Eventually, my goal is to have a brief little bio available for each battler’s individual page. Wouldn’t that be cool! 

I’ll add more stories later in the day. Look for everyone’s stories using #BlogBattle on Twitter, too! 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 by 10 PM PDT, SUNDAY. Vote for your top two favorites. Winner announced on Monday! (With as many great stories as get submitted, I think we all need just a little more time to read them and vote!)

*** Zara the Fair by Melissa Barker-Simpson

Apple Pride by Blonde(Lucy)WriteMore

Three Drops by PhoenixGrey85

The Christmas Drop by Andrew S. @ Blessed Are The Pure of Heart

Let’s Go to the Drop! by E. Rawls

The Drop: Part 2 of The Sickle by Candice Coates

Grecca Refuses to Drop Dead by Rachael Ritchey

From Such Great Heights: Drop by The Plagued Parent

Drop a Hint by Carrie Ann @ Anniehow

Checkmate by Lauren Gunter

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

Anyone, regardless of participation, who reads ALL the stories for the week may vote.

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

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!

Hope everyone had a great Independence Day weekend here in the US and just an all-around great weekend everywhere else! 🙂


  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!
  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. Post your story by Tuesday 11:59 PM PST
  7. Use the hashtag #BlogBattle when tweeting your story, put a link back to your #BlogBattle Short Story in the comments section of this page, and/orinclude a link to this page in your own blog post (it creates a “ping-back” which will alert me and our friends to your #BlogBattle post)
  8. Have fun!

Each winner will receive this awesome #BlogBattle Winner Badge to display with their winning story on their webpage:

BlogBattle award 1

24 responses to “#BlogBattle Week 17 “Drop” Entries & Voting”

  1. […] cut down far enough. Then I let procrastination take control and missed both 16 and 17. I did mention somewhere that, if I did skip one, it would be difficult to convince my committee to […]


  2. Hope I wasn’t too late! I cut it pretty fine!

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    1. You’ve got two hours left! 😉 Actually, since I don’t usually make the poll until mid morning of Wednesday, I usually gather up any last minute stories and still add them before I post the poll! You’re golden! 😉


      1. Awesome! Here it was right on the dot of 11:59, when I finally hit the publish button. XD

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        1. Is that central time? You’ve got a two hour buffer, but who wants to stay up til 2 AM just to submit a story to the battle? 😉

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          1. I’m honestly not sure. But if that’s what it takes…:)

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            1. Haha. 🙂 hardcore!

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    1. 🙂 haha! Sometimes that’s the funnest. 😉 So glad to have your story included, though! 😀

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  3. I am just about completely late BUT my entry has been posted! here is the link: http://icameforthesoup.com/2015/07/07/the-drop-part-2-of-the-sickle-blogbattle-week-17/

    …well I am almost late from my time zone. From yours I think I have a good 5 hours to spare 😀

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    1. Oh no! You have plenty of time! It’s only 5:50pm here right now. 🙂

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      1. Yeah I often forget that 😀

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        1. Totally understandable. 🙂 I’m just about as early as it can get. . . minus Alaska and Hawaii! 😉

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  4. […] a Blogbattle! This week’s word is “Drop.” To read more blog battle entries, click HERE. To read Part 1 of The Sickle, click […]


  5. […] 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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  6. Entries being DROPPED off all over the plAce 🙂

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    1. LOL, I wondered when that joke would be DROPPED on us. 😉

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      1. haha, No one dropped any hints about it before. 😉

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        1. Well, they really dropped the ball on that one. 😀

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