#BlogBattle Week 18 “Dream” Entries & Voting

#BlogBattle 18 Story Theme: Dream

(basic rules at the bottom of the post)

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!)

*** Ketut Jorge and a Dream of Fire by Orana Velarde

Dream by John T. M. Herres

End of the Dream by Darren Scanlon (I posted the wrong one earlier! Sorry, Darren!)

Ant Dream by Blonde(Lucy)WriteMore

Dream by Marje @Kyrosmagica

The Chamber by Melissa Barker-Simpson

Grecca’s Bad Dream by Rachael Ritchey

Dreaming on the Open Ocean by Claire Banschbach

Her Dream? by PhoenixGrey85

Awake Part 3 of The Sickle by Candice Coates

Sky Fall by E. Rawls

Believe In Your Dreams by Carrie Ann @ Anniehow

A Dream of Peace by Andrew S. @ Blessed Are The Pure of Heart

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 Sunday so I can announce the winner on Monday Thank you so much. I enjoy our weekly stories a great deal, and I hope you do, too!


  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 linkback 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

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! 

36 responses to “#BlogBattle Week 18 “Dream” Entries & Voting”

  1. […] *This is my second piece for the #BlogBattle* […]


  2. Rachael, I have gotten a temporary post for my entry for this week. Please update my link to http://wp.me/p76Fbt-1k

    I appreciate it!
    — John

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  3. Last week was a ‘dream’ for the blog battlers. I wonder how we will all fair with ‘musk’ week 🙂

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    1. Hopefully not too smelly.

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      1. You wait till you read my story!

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        1. Ha! My noise will be sniffing it out before my eyes peek about! 😉

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          1. Your American nose will be picking up something foul on Monday night and it will be my story going live in the UK – the title alone ‘Smelly Beauty’ will set the scene!

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            1. Amazing isn’t it? I have created a new fairy tale!! (*excited face*)

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            2. I’m thrilled! It will be the new classic. 😀

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            3. I am going to keep my phone line free on Tuesday for Disney film producer calls….sigh!

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  4. phoenixgrey85 Avatar

    All read and all voted. What dreamy entries this week. 😀

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    1. Haha! Dreamy. Thanks! 😀

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  5. At last, I have awakened from my “dream” and finished posting the story :D.

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    1. 🙂 It’s a dream come true! 😉 hehe

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      1. I’mmm~ dreaming~ of winninnng~ this ba-ttle, just like the ones I used to knowww~ 😉
        (Haha, lame redo of White Christmas :P)

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        1. LOL love it. I sang it out loud just for effect. 🙂

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          1. Haha, I’m sure it sounded lovely when you sang it. 🙂

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  6. […] is my entry for this week’s #BlogBattle challenge by the wonderful author Rachael Ritchey, where the challenge is to write a short story based […]

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  7. […] This weeks word “Dream.” To read the entries created by other battlers, please click  HERE and find your way to the wonderful Rachael Ritchie’s blog. For part 1 of The Sickle, click […]

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  8. HI Rachael. I´m a total newbie so I´ll post my link here although I also tweeted. This is so exciting I´m nervous. I haven´t written fiction in like 15 years!

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    1. Orana! Welcome to the battle! 😀 we’re so happy you joined. Did you enjoy writing it? I can’t wait to read it! THANK YOU! 🙂


  9. Rachel, you have somehow picked up the wrong poem for ‘dream’… here is a link to the correct one… THE END OF THE DREAM http://wp.me/P4UPc5-pc

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    1. LOL sorry, I went on a search for it last night, and the one I linked was the only one recently that had the word dream in it. I’ll fix it as soon as I can. Sorry, Darren! I had a feeling I didn’t get it right, but still a great poem.

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        1. Thank you for kindly correcting me. It was like 2 AM for me and I was a little punch drunk, as they say. ❤

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          1. Alls well that ends well. Keep smiling 😊

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            1. 🙂 You’re a gracious friend. Thanks, Darren. I will and you do the same!

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