#BlogBattle Week 20 “Prophet” Entries & Voting

#BlogBattle 20 Story Theme: Prophet

(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!)

Paradise Mountain by Lauren Gunter

The Lost Prophet by Andrew S. @ Blessed Are The Pure of Heart

The Question Remains by Carrie Ann @ Anniehow

Stalking Madnes by E. Rawls

Greyhound Prophecy by The Plagued Parent

Lucinda’s Candle: A Story Snippet by Candice Coates

P395 by Melissa Barker-Simpson

Speak Through the Word of Vulcan by Orana Velarde

Reading by PhoenixGrey85

Grandma’s Prophecy by Marje @ Kyrosmagica

Prophet the Rat by Blonde(Lucy)WriteMore

Rejected by Rachael Ritchey

Reluctant Prophet Tracey D. (too late for voting, but still read! 🙂 )

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 20 “Prophet” Entries & Voting”

    1. Oh! This looks like fun! 🙂


  1. Another great week of battles! I am already looking forward to next week’s battle.

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  2. Another good week of stories. it was hard to choose who to vote for, bit I managed. I like that we can no vote for three stories. 🙂

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    1. Me too! I’ll be reading today, I think. Canny wait to see what everyone came up with.

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  3. Taxing my brain this week, I give you YA fantasy fiction. I have been so maudlin lately. It was a fun break. http://wp.me/p4oHp4-KG
    The Reluctant Prophet

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      1. I’m an idiot. I struggled to write YA and I’m late! I haven’t been late on an assignment since junior high. The more time I have, the more I waste. This retirement Jazz is hard work. 😉

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        1. LOL You’re good! We can’t always make it on time every week! I try to give leeway, into Wednesday, so if you are having trouble getting it done by Tuesday just let me know! We’ll still be reading and enjoying! 🙂

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  4. Just to let you know; I am still around, just awaiting a prompt which “speaks” to me, as it were. I almost had one for “Prophet” but could not get it to cooperate. I’ll try again with “Eye”…

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    1. Good to know! I keep checking!

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  6. Despite the odds, I DID manage to get a story together today!

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  7. Hey, there, Rachael…I’m sorry I missed last week. I was just too sick to finish in a reasonable time.

    But I am here today, and here’s my link – The Dude is back.


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    1. I totally understand, Andrew! I’m flag you were feeling up to a story thks week! ♡


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  10. […] Blogbattle Tuesday is upon us, and this week's word is "Prophet." I have followed my muse, and deviated from the Sickle this week. I hope you like what is below, and do feel free to leave comments. For more entries created by some amazing writers, follow the link to Rachael Ritchey's blog by clicking HERE. […]


  11. Here is the link to my entry! I deviated from the Sickle but I was still a bit long winded. Sigh. I hope ya’ll like it 😉 http://icameforthesoup.com/2015/07/28/lucindas-candle-a-story-snippet-blogbattle-week-20/

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      1. Thank you! I am really glad I allowed another story to be told. It removed my brain from a set stream of thinking.

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        1. You are incredibly versatile. 🙂 That’s a nice trait.

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