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#BlogBattle 24 “Troop” Entries & Voting

#BlogBattle 24 Story Theme: Troop

(basic rules at the bottom of the post)

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!)


Elite Troop 509 by Karl @ Ssenlrak

Living the Star Wars Dream by Blonde(Lucy)WriteMore


*** Opportunities by David @ SonWorshiper

Waiting by PhoenixGrey85

Going Under by E. Rawls

One at a Time, Please by Lauren Gunter


Problems with Paratroops by Andrew @ Blessed are the Pure in Heart

Golaso by Kristin @ Pursuit of a New Adventure

Super Trooper Breakfast by Orana Velarde


Of a Brother’s Keeper by Beaton M @ Becoming the Muse (Of Possible Body Snatchers, too!)


Science Fiction:

Much Needed Repairs by Claire Banschbach

Oasis of Mars: Final Troop by Rachael Ritchey


The Resistance by Sarah Brentyn @ Lemon Shark Reef


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. State the Genre of your story at the top of your post.
  7. Post your story on Tuesday, by 11:59 PM PST
  8. 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)
  9. Have fun!

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

BlogBattle award 1

59 thoughts on “#BlogBattle 24 “Troop” Entries & Voting”

  1. I noticed that other people seem to have put a genre on their posts this week. is that something we’re supposed to be doing now? Did I miss that somehow?

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  2. Quick question. So we know “legumes” of some sort is the word for next week. Is there anything stopping us from starting our idea for the next story? I’ve jotted down some dialogue and quick details, but I didn’t know if this is supposed to be a “start when the new battle is announced” thing.

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  3. I sure hate that the Romance Genre is empty, you know that would have been my slot lol. I was so close to getting something together this week, but with school starting my time and my mind are occupied by that. Hope to be back at it next week…but what the heck are legumes? 🙂 Hope I can at least get to read the stories this week, missed out on that last week :(.

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    1. I hoped you’d give us a Romance this week! 😉 That’s okay. We’re back to school next week. I’m not looking forward to it. Haha Legumes are basically pod plants…peas, beans, that sort of thing. Good luck! Ha

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  4. Hi I love the genre layout but I have to admit I struggle with cataloging. Is there a limit to the number of entries you can do I have a “cute” lil flashfiction inspired by the theme on my blog.

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    1. I understand. Many stories could fit under more than one genre category, so picking the most obvious one is all I’d like. It’s only one entry per week, but just let me know which you’d prefer to use since you posted both yesterday. 🙂

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      1. Oh…well, The Dude is his OWN genre, then, don’t you think?

        I have absolutely no idea what category these stories fit. Certainly not military fiction, definitely not suspense, and while it’s about a sort of love, I don’t think romance gives quite the right impression…

        Inspirational, I guess.That will have to do.

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        1. That was my first thought, but wanted to check with you. I didn’t want to get to technical with genre categories, but I wanted to give the battle some kind of organization. We’ll see how it goes. I’m always inspired by your stories and yourself. ❤


          1. Rachael, thank you so much…you may want to know that today was both trying and rather frightening. I was not sure I would make it to now, alive.

            I’ve rallied to give The Dude another story to tell; God gave me the strength, but I’m bleeding internally, and must get horizontal soon.

            You can speak for me on choice of genre anytime…and on other things, too. In our brief acquaintance, I have learned that you are a woman of honour. I trust you.

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            1. Oh, Andrew! I think about you daily and I’m so thankful that our paths have crossed. You go get some rest. The Dude will forever live in my heart and mind. I feel incredibly blessed to have you a part of the battles and sharing these stories with us. ❤


  5. I like what you are doing with separating the genres. Alas, I shall have to bow out this week. I got a little behind on other things today and need to play catch up. Not complaining. Everything happens for a reason! Cheers! 😀


    1. BOOOO! I cannot like this comment, Candice, but I shall continue to be a devoted fan of your work. ❤ I hope you get caught up and don't feel too overwhelmed! If you find the time throughout the week, make sure to read the stories and vote still. ❤

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      1. Awww thank you. I have to finish another chapter and get some reading done that I should have done hours ago…sigh. I will definitely have something for Legumes. Curious word to use for creative inspiration.

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            1. …you remind me of my dear friend Lisa who felt the same way and all I could think is Doro was a super villain he tormented his children lol. I for one celebrated his demise. I hope that doesn’t prevent you from reading on.

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    1. You’re good here. I actually get a “pingback” automatically when you put a link to my blog on your post. It works most of the time. It’s rare when I don’t get the pingback. Looking forward to reading! 🙂

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    1. Welcome to the battle! 🙂 We are happy to have you. I’ll be adding your story to the entries post in a little while, and I’ll also be making you your very own “Battler Page” that will list links to all your Blog Battle stories. I’d like to add a short few sentences to it, introducing you to whoever happens to look at it. 🙂


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