#BlogBattle “Head” Entries & Voting

#BlogBattle 26 Story Theme: HeadBlogBattle award 2

Today we celebrate six months of Blog Battles! Woot! Woot!

It’s been a pleasure to battle with you all over the past six months, and I’m looking forward to the next six. Each and every one of you make it worth it. Thanks for being a part of the fun!

(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!)


Hunger by Sarah Brentyn @ Lemon Shark Reef

The Big Giant Head by Karl Gman @Ssenlark

Heading Here by Rachael Ritchey



**** Seymour and the Head by Cathleen Townsend

The Sunken Statue by Marje @ Kyrosmagica

In My Head by Solveig Werner

A Small Victory by PhoenixGrey85

The Dragon Who Guards by E. Rawls


Goodnight, Monkey by Orana Velarde

Grandpa Jones by Tess @ How the Cookie Crumbles

Headlights by Andrew @ Blessed are the Pure of Heart


Of the Summoning by Beaton M. @ Becoming the Muse

Missing by Melissa Barker-Simpson


Coin Toss by Candice Coates

Silver Lining by Carrie Ann

Science Fiction:

Head Refuge by Blonde(Lucy)WriteMore


Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary by Nicholas Hughes (horror)

No One Questioned It by David @ SonWorshiper (horror)

A Step Behind by Lauren Gunter


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

45 responses to “#BlogBattle “Head” Entries & Voting”

  1. I still can’t believe 6 months has gone by! It’s been fun, and the next 6 will be even better, I can feel it. 😀

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  2. pursuitofanewadventure Avatar

    What’s next week’s word?

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  3. It’s my first time to participate–and it won’t be the last. I really enjoyed reading all the entries. Thanks for coming up with this truly excellent idea. 🙂

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    1. Thanks Cathleen. Yay! We’re happy to have you with us. ❤
      BlogBattles are an inspired sort of event. In fact, the friend who first collaborated on the original Blog War idea with me has challenged me to another one that we'll be posting to his blog next Monday. It's a slightly different challenge, but we would love it if you helped pick the winner next week. 🙂


  4. yay for six months!!!!! and many more!

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  5. I’m very bad, everyone. I have not written my head story yet. It’s stuck in my head since my head has been full of other things to do all day long. Good news is my boys are well. Tall for their ages and younger loves sniffing older’s feet. Uh…okay. Anywho. I hope I can throw something together in the next 45 minutes! SHOCKING! Better get busy!


  6. […] week’s Blogbattle word is “head.” My number of short stories had finally passed my number of serial […]

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    1. I am sticking horror in thriller since I don’t have a separate category for it. 🙂


      1. Thriller? Oh, great, now I have M. Jackson and his zombies dancing in my head. Thanks a LOT.

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        1. Haha glad I could share. Just imagine all the crazy going on in my head. All this head talk has my head spinning! 😉


  7. […] a Blog Battle short story (998 words, pushing my luck) for the theme: […]

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  8. And here’s The Dude, back again…inspirational, but I’m not sure what it should actually ‘inspire’…


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  9. Congratulations on your SIX MONTHS!!! that is absolutely awesome! It is truly a wonderful thing you are doing here, o can’t wait to be a part of it again! Thank you and congratulations!

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    1. Thanks Jahaira! You are a big part of the wonderful fun we have. 🙂


  10. […] Blogbattle Tuesday is here again! Our keyword is "Head." My Muse has yet again chosen Romance as its genre, Inspirational Romance if you wanna be specific. To read more stories for this week's challenge, please click this LINK! […]

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  11. Yay, I’m catching up on things, though slowly. 😀

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    1. I know the feeling! Will add your story as soon as I get hinge from taking boys to the doctor. 🙂

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  12. […] 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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  13. All ‘heading’ in the right direction

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    1. haha yes, it would see to be so. Now I just need to head my story off at the pass before the day gets away from me.

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      1. LOL – ‘head my story off’

        I think this banter is a must at each battle stage

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        1. It helps us keep our heads in the game. 😉 haha

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          1. Thanks for the “heads up”. 😉

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          2. so whats the next word, I can get a head start ^_^

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            1. LOL in order to get ahead you need to use the word Distance! 😉

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  14. Congrats! Or Happy 6 Month Anniversary. Or… Something nice. 🙂 Like Beaton, I’ve only been here for a few battles but you are a generous hostess, the writers are wonderful and it’s a joy to read their stories. Most of all, it’s just fun writing to a prompt every week and I appreciate you hosting this. Thank you.

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    1. Thanks, Sarah! You all make it a joy to keep it going. 😀

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

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  16. […] week’s #BlogBattle is the word “Head”.  If you still haven’t tried it out, I really encourage you […]

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  17. […] #BlogBattle is kindly hosted by Rachel Ritchey, she has been doing so for 6, yes six months now! Congratulations! Please head over to her blog, check out the other entries and vote for your favourites in the poll. […]


  18. pleasure to be here this my fourth entry Omg time doth fly when you are having fun 😉

    happy battling

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    1. Yay! Four already. Wow, but time really does fly!

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  19. […] this week’s entry #blogbattle […]

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  20. Hi Rachael, I think I’m meant to be writing something for my About Me Blog Battlers page, have you got an email/contact address I could send this short intro to? Thanks.

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      1. Thanks Rachael, will email you at some point….

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        1. Thanks, Marje. Whenever you get a chance is good. 🙂

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