#BlogBattle Week 29 “Ride” Entries & Voting

#BlogBattle 29 Story Theme: Ride

Cool Trivia: Week 29 falls on the 29th day of the 9th month. 🙂

(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 Writer’s Fairground by Blonde(Lucy)WriteMore


  • Choices by Tess @ How the Cookie Crumbles
  • Behind the Ride by Kristin @ Pursuit of a New Adventure





Science Fiction:

  • Broken Open by Candice Coates (scifi/fantasy)


  • Around for the Ride 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

34 responses to “#BlogBattle Week 29 “Ride” Entries & Voting”

  1. The voting gets tougher each week. Whew! 😀

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    1. That’s good! I think that means we’re all improving our writing skills! 🙂

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      1. The writers in this group are an eclectic bunch. Always full of surprises. 🙂

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        1. 🙂 Agreed. I hope you feel like you fit right in! We all enjoy your writing so much. 🙂


          1. It’s great to be in a group is all I meant I think and in mixed genre. I learn something all the time here. 🙂

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  2. […] And YOU! Thank you for stopping by to hang out with Kristin and I for a bit! We had a blast! Have a great week, and don’t forget to check out this week’s Blog Battle stories […]


  3. […] serial  has won out for the BlogBattle again this week, so if you need to refresh your memory, click here for the previous […]

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  4. Hi, Rachael. Mine’s an eleventh hour post, but here it is: http://cathleentownsend.com/2015/09/29/ride-the-dragon/. It’s a fantasy. 🙂

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    1. 😀 Totally works for me! (I often will add them even on Wednesday since I know we all have lives and extenuating circumstances abound! 🙂 ) I’m so glad you’ve joined in. 🙂


  5. […] This story was originally written for week 29 #BlogBattle. Rules at https://rachaelritchey.com/2015/09/29/blogbattle-week-29-ride-entries-voting/. […]

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  6. Almost too ill to write, but The Dude’s fans await.

    And I wanted to be here. I love you guys, and it means enough to hurt to do this.

    Genre is Inspirational, here is the link –


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    1. Oh, Andrew. If only keyboards could express tears. I’m praying for you. I’m so thankful for The Dude showing up to bring you into our lives.


  7. Here’s mine, I’m not sure of the genre, maybe Inspirational/Contemporary, I don’t think it would fit in Science Fiction, it’s not that science Fictioney, lol. I know you challenged me with the western genre, but that is soooo out of my realm, so glad it got filled up this week, phew…thanks David. LOL.


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    1. haha Well, it was worth a shot! I’m sure it will still be fabulous, even if not westernish. 🙂

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  8. I’m going to enjoy this week’s “ride”. 😛

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    1. It could be the ride of your life. Or it might just drive you mad. 😉

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  9. […] 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 […]


  10. […] #Blog battle Tuesday! This weeks keyword is RIDE. I hope you enjoy the ride I have stirred up below with the continuation of Mog and Grace's Science Fiction/Fantasy story! To read the previous installments of this tale, follow these links. Click HERE, for part 1, and HERE for part 2. To read more tales from other blog battlers for this week's battle, please click HERE. […]

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    1. Yay! More from Man of Grace! ♡

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      1. 😀 I blush with gladness to know that Mog has acquired such a following and appreciation. I wasn’t sure how he was going to be welcomed in the beginning. lol

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          1. Thank you, Rachael. That means a lot truly!

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  11. ROFL. Somewhere along the way I swear I saw mention of “train” as the prompt… But it’s obviously “ride.”
    Ehh, well, I think it still works. Now I have to wonder, what would I have written if I’d gotten the word down correctly?

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    1. Oh man, David. I’m beginning to wonder if I was typing in my sleep at some point in time (which I wouldn’t put past me) and gave two different prompt words for the week. haha For some reason there’s been confusion all around, but whatever story you wrote, I’m sure it’s going to be good. 🙂


    2. . . . you know, you could easily insert the word ride in your story! 🙂

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      1. Yeah, it’s certainly about a train ride, so I think it fits. I’ll edit the header for clarity.

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        1. Works for me! It’s a ride, fits the theme. 🙂


          1. I chalked it up to my awesome creative reading skills last week. 🙂

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            1. LOL I suppose I could let you take the blame, but if fingers must be pointed, they may as well point at me. I’m known for my ditsy personality far and wide.


  12. […] #BlogBattle “Ride” Week 29, Genre: Contemporary? […]


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