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#BlogBattle Week 28 “Orchid” Entries & Voting

#BlogBattle 28 Story Theme: Orchid

(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!)


  • The Gossips of Westpark Flowers by Kristin @ Pursuit of a New Adventure
  • What’s for Lunch by Rachael Ritchey
  • Amateur Disasters by Lauren Gunter



  • Awakening by Melissa Barker-Simpson
  • A New Path by PhoenixGrey85
  • Confrontation by E. Rawls




Science Fiction:

  • The Scorched Planet by Simon Farnell @ Universe of Possibilities
  • Agent Orchid by Blonde(Lucy)WriteMore
  • The Roots of Orchids by Candice Coates
  • Ghost Orchid by David (SonWorshiper)



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

37 thoughts on “#BlogBattle Week 28 “Orchid” Entries & Voting”

      1. It was a tough one. I’d love your take on it, because I had to make a creative decision…and the way I decided either requires the reader to know Vietnamese, or look up some stuff.

        Explaining it…in the alternate passages I wrote and discarded…killed the flow.

        Writing’s tough.

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        1. I spent pretty much all day trying to decide. I did a different one at first, but my daughter was in computer lab at school and was looking at it. She didn’t like it and Todd me so when I picked her up from school. Haha of course I changed it. Daughter knows best. 🙂

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          1. Haha, me and my mom do that too. 🙂
            Have you noticed themes look different on other devices too? I didn’t realize how off some of my backgrounds were because my computer didn’t show it. When I looked using a laptop, then I saw how messed up it was, lol.

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    1. YAY! Thanks Candice. I was having a horrible time finding a new one. The one I was using before didn’t allow for a side bar on the static main page, so it was a frustrating hunt yesterday for one that would allow for this, but also give me the menu bar at the top that I prefer. I also wanted a free one, so that was limiting, but so far, after a few more tweeks, I think this one will do very nicely. 🙂

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          1. Well I just really loved Libretto and only needed to learn how to better work it and its functions. That and Lovecraft for some reason, kept glitching on my computer. It was weird. The same thing happened with my previous theme Book Lite.

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            1. Yeah, I’ve noticed that Lovecraft has some issues with text disappearing. If I edit and then need to edit something else, it will leave lots of text blank, but the space is still there. I have to close out the window and reopen the blog to correct it. I find that happens to me sometimes when viewing different blogs, too. If it continues, I’ll have to switch again, and I’d really rather not! You know what I mean? 🙂

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            2. That was the issue I was having! I suppose WP will have to fix it. I thought it was just me. Hopefully it will be worked out soon so that you can keep it. It is a couple theme

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