#BlogBattle Week 19 “Musk” Entries & Voting

#BlogBattle 19 Story Theme: Musk

(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 3 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!)

Feeling like a Dodo right now: Wild Musk by The Plagued Parent was totally submitted on time. Please read and vote for it, too if it is one of your favs!

*** Pierre’s Secret by Tracey @ What’s for dinner, Doc?

Smelly Beauty by Blonde(Lucy)WriteMore

Morag’s Musk Load of Trouble by Marje @ Kyrosmagica

Musk Flower by PhoenixGrey85

Grecca & Musk by Rachael Ritchey

A New Case Begins by E. Rawls

All Natural by Claire Banschbach

The Scent Pt 4 The Sickle by Candice Coates

Safe in the Storm by Carrie Ann @ Anniehow

Deep Musk by Orana Velarde

Never and Nowhere by Lauren Gunter

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

Follow Your Nose by Melissa Barker-Simpson (too late for voting, but here it is! You’re welcome.) 🙂

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 THREE favorites (not all 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! 

25 responses to “#BlogBattle Week 19 “Musk” Entries & Voting”

  1. phoenixgrey85 Avatar

    Musk has certainly sparked some interesting ideas. Very good stories this week. Next week’s word prophet is gong to be an interesting one…

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    1. Yes! I hope I make the deadline tonight to read them all! I spent the last week focused on my MS.

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      1. You’ve got to prioritise sometimes. 🙂 I’ve been struggling to find the time to get my daily wordcount in. I saw your tweet earlier, well done on finishing.

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        1. Thanks! It’s done but in expecting lots of changes to sections of the end. Haha Prioritizing life goals can be difficult. 🙂

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    1. Yay! I will list it so people can continue reading and not miss anything! 🙂

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      1. Thank you kindly. 🙂

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        1. My pleasure. Oh, and I like your new changes on your blog. It is calming and pleasant. 🙂

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          1. Yay! I am totally in love with this blog theme. Thank you thank you. I am glad you like it.

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  2. […] I have been trying my hand at romance writing. I don’t see myself  as the kind of writer who weaves tales with a bunch of drawn out pining and longing. Rather, my goal is to create characters who feel believable, people you pull for to succeed. As I took the word “Musk” from the Blog Battles, I decided to end this with just 1,000 words. I will try and throw a finish or at least a middle for next week. I wonder what we will find in Lucky’s head on the subject of his forced marriage? For more blog battle entries click HERE. […]


  3. […] time I’m not kidding. You WILL get a #BlogBattle, scout’s honor. (Never been a scout, but surely there’s one out there with a sense of […]

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  4. Once again, I’ll have to ask for a little bit more time to get my entry posted. I’m just too sick to write any more today (though I do have a start).

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    1. Completely understand, Andrew. Take your time. ❤


  5. I have written my entry I may for this week…I may add a link to another using this word as inspiration. http://icameforthesoup.com/2015/07/21/the-scent-part-4-of-the-sickle-blogbattle/

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    1. Lovely! I’ll make sure it get’s added as Extra Fun to your story! 🙂 Just let me know. 🙂


  6. […] I begin with what is below. For more entries by other players, please visit the blog of Rachael Ritchey. You can also find rules for participation as all are welcome! This week's word: […]

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  7. “Smelly Beauty” Ohmygoodness, I am cracking up just wondering what BlondeLucy has come up with. 🙂

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    1. You know, she just finished re-reading The Beauty Thief so she can read Captive Hope and tear it apart, I mean critique it for me so she’s got fantasty and fairy tales on the brain.

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      1. Lol, “tear it apart” XD. She’s awesome, I hope I can get her help with mine too. 🙂 Uh-oh, fantasy and fairy tale overdrive, now I’m really wondering what Smelly Beauty is! 😀

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        1. Only good things. only good things. 😉

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  8. […] 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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