#BlogBattle Week 25 “Legumes” Entries & Voting

#BlogBattle 25 Story Theme: Legumes

(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!)


**** Ginger Bombshell by Erin Kenobi @ The Upstairs Archives

The New Pop Group by Blone(Lucy)WriteMore

Legume Allergy Leads to Domestic Troubles by Sarah Brentyn @ Lemon Shark Reef

Mr. Peanut 1956 by Kristin @ Pursuit of a New Adventure

Teamwork by Melissa Barker-Simpson

Legume Languor by Carrie Ann @ Anniehow


Tonight’s Canning by TESS! 😀

Hungry by David @ SonWorshiper


Snow by Nicholas Hughes

Ryder’s Feast of Unsuspecting Legumes by Marje @ Kyrosmagica

Transported by E. Rawls

The Prince and the Raven by Claire Banschbach

Change by PhoenixGrey85

A Bushel and a Peck by Lauren Gunter


Peanut by Andrew @ Blessed Are the Pure of Heart


Of the Harvest by Beaton M @ Becoming the Muse


Edamame by Candice Coates

Field of Legumes by Rachael Ritchey

Science Fiction:



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

41 responses to “#BlogBattle Week 25 “Legumes” Entries & Voting”

  1. […] is a weekly writing prompt for flash/short stories hosted by Rachael […]

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  2. Darn it all! I’m still getting the hang of this (or, apparently, not). Do I link to THIS page (the weekly battle with prompt) or the main #blogbattle page in my post? I see mine is up. Thank you. 🙂 But should I have a pingback on the weekly page?

    I’ll make one. You correct me. I’ll leave you in peas. (OMG! I couldn’t help that.)


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    1. LOL it doesn’t really matter which you link to. Sometimes you’ll get your story up before I post the entries and voting post. I guess it really depends on where you want to direct people when they click the link. 🙂 bwahahahaha peas. Haha!

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  3. […] Inspiration struck at one thirty ante meridian (and I remembered it, too!). The deadline for the #BlogBattle is 11:59 p.m. Tuesday night, but since my time zone is different from that of our hostess, I have […]

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    1. I’m always curious where everyone is from as we battle together. Obviously, I’m Pacific Time in WA. Does that put you across the Atlantic if you are working backward or the Eastern time zone? A lot of our battling friends are in UK and a few are spread to exotic locales. I’m only a little jealous. 😉 I’m blessed with where I live.


      1. I live upon a mesa in the middle of New Mexico, with 24 dogs. The world tends to leave me alone.

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        1. I’m picturing it, Andrew and I love it! I lived in Phoenix for a while. I never really got to hang out on a mesa, though…just the big hole that is Phoenix. I love Joshua trees, though. Do you have those on your mesa? How do you dogs like it?


          1. I’m afraid that the only Joshua Tree here appears when I play the U2 CD of that name…the landscape is full to the eyeballs with sage.

            The dogs like it well enough, but most are inside. They were almost all badly traumatized, and they love their safe, secure nooks and crannies in the house. A couple live outside; the prefer it that way, and are not comfortable inside, surrounded by their smaller but more numerous brethren.

            I like it here. It is about as far from the jungle as you can get, and I had my fill of humidity and leeches and malaria and dengue fever.

            But no one ever warned me of the Hostile Hummingbirds. I’ve been stabbed in the neck three times, by their sharp little beaks.

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            1. well, that’s okay. I still can’t decide what it is about Joshua trees that intrigues me so much. 🙂 The dogs just make me want to melt into a puddle and love on them all. ❤ I love that you have them and they have you.
              You're so right about the difference in climate. I've never experienced any of those things, but I know I don't want to, either.


            2. When I was younger I wanted to be able to go to a shelter and say – I’ll take them all.

              Feels like it now; everyone has his or her own personality, and their efforts to be as undemanding as possible, because of my illness, are truly something to see.

              I love them all, with a full heart.

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            3. That’s beautiful, Andrew. 🙂


      2. I’m on Okinawa, Japan, and I too am blessed with where I live. 🙂

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        1. Across the other ocean! How fun. I love that we’re all over the world. 🙂


      3. The internet fills the distance (&oceans) between us 😉
        I blog from Harare,


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        1. How cool! I love how diverse our countries and backgrounds are. It gives me warm fuzzy feelings! 🙂

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          1. hahaha its the legumes

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            1. “Legumes. What brings us . . . together . . . today.” Or is it love? Oh Princess Bride, how you twist my thoughts around your clever lines. 🙂

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            2. And legumes’ll do that to ya! ;P

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            3. Its 2AM my time; To legumes! they grow on you

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            4. Eeks! I know I stay up that late, but you should be in bed! haha To legumes!

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    1. Oh, heck, forgot the genre. Inspirational.

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  4. […] is another Blog Battle entry, a military fiction or general fiction short story for the word, […]

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  5. […] Today is Blogbattle Tuesday! This week's WORD: is "Legume." Here are a few facts about the story; GENRE: Contemporary Romance…I think. To read other entries by other blogbattlers, be sure to click HERE! […]


  6. So excited! X-D Also, maybe the cats of the Time Agency will get their own short story series? I don’t know 😉

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    1. Sounds like a great plan! 🙂


      1. Arrow is a bit “cool,” especially to the younger cats, but also a bit of a klutz and his sense of humor is somewhat awkward. 😛

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  7. Legummme~ 🙂 toughest, unusual word yet! I scheduled mine to post early morning; I hope it worked.

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    1. I do believe I saw the pingback. As soon as I’m at a computer I’m going to be one busy gal! 🙂 I curious what Madnes will do with legumes!

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      1. Haha something random probably. 🙂 I’m still away, btw, in case you’re wondering why I’ve been silent as a mouse 🙂 but I will catch up on stuff soon!

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  8. It was the hardest one yet!

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    1. And you delivered! Good job, IBFF! You are persistent and trustworthy. 🙂

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  9. […] week’s #Blogbattle story, the theme: […]

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