#BlogBattle Week 33 “Lurk” Entries & Voting

#BlogBattle 33 Story Theme: Lurk

(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!)






  • Facing Fears by PhoenixGrey85
  • Lurking Portal Problem by E. Rawls

Science Fiction:

  • **** MARS by Lemon Chronicle
  • The Enemy Within by Simon Farnell @ Universe of Possibilities
  • In the Shadows by David @ SonWorshiper
  • A Simple Promise (MoG 7) by Candice Coates


  • Choices pt 5 by Tess @ How the Cookie Crumbles




  • The Writer’s Demon by Blonde(Lucy)WriteMore

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

33 responses to “#BlogBattle Week 33 “Lurk” Entries & Voting”

  1. I may lurk now and then. 😀 😀 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    1. 😀 not nearly as creepy as it should be.


  2. Another fabulous week of captivating reading! 🙂
    Just to let you know I’ll be absent for November, but no, I am not doing NaNo. See you when I can. ❤

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    1. Thanks, Tess! You are always a pleasure. You. ❤ Have a lovely November and we'll be seeing you soon. 🙂


  3. Hey Rachael, what’s next week’s prompt? I do look for it, but I can never find it. Can I request that you put it on this page?

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    1. It’s on the main blog battle page. On my menu, just click the word #BlogBattle. I will try to remember to add it here next time. Cave for next week.


  4. Let’s start lurking!

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    1. I already lurk around your blog all the time. You just don’t know it. Now, that sounds super creepy! haha!

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  5. Just in the nick of time! Sorry, been a good day, but a long day, and my inner ear is not being kind and has thrown my equilibrium off…thus this installment is a bit short but I think it will satisfy 🙂 at least I hope so. http://icameforthesoup.com/2015/10/28/a-simple-promise-part-7-of-man-of-grace-short-story-blog-battle/

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    1. We are always so happy to get anything you can share with us, Candice! ❤ I hope you're feeling better very soon.

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      1. 😊 ah thank you Rachael

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  6. […] is: Lurk and our Genre:Science Fiction. To read more tales by other battlers, please follow this link.To read the previous installment of Man of Grace, or to catch a link that leads to the other […]


  7. The Dude is back…though this week was rather fraught, and he might easily have missed the appointment, as I stopped breathing for a bit on Thursday night. Sylvia, the Pit Bull who is the face of my blog, did doggy CPR, jumping on my chest and yelling in my face.

    I was aware through the whole thing. Terrifying.

    Anyway, here’s the story – insprirational genre –



    1. Praying you are alright! No weapon formed, eh? 😀

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      1. Pretty shaky, Candice, but still upright. Well, with some doggy help.

        Liked by 2 people

        1. Well I will keep you prayed up in Jesus Name! 🙂 I am glad your dog was a help to you even if it was traumatic for a moment.

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    2. Oh my, Andrew! 😦 I’m so sorry. I can only imagine what you went through and are going through. So thankful for your dogs! I hope you are resting and Sylvia had a good treat. How are you today? ❤


      1. I,m here…shaky, but still here!

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  8. Missed you guys last week…here ya go http://wp.me/pgklb-Lj

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    1. Oh…forgot…Genre: comedy/Humor

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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 […]

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  10. Saw the word this morning while waiting for my turn to do a PT test. Wrote it on a short bike ride after the PT test. Really enjoyed this one… which is nice since I’ll take November off for NaNoWriMo.

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    1. Glad you joined this week, David! I haven’t missed any of your stories lately have I?


  11. Here’s mine–another ghost story: http://wp.me/p6jPnk-oF Not Without Compensations

    Liked by 1 person

  12. […] is my second story for the BlogBattle, enjoy reading and check out all the other wonderful stories! Read my last story […]

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