#BlogBattle Week 43 “Midnight” Entries & Voting

#BlogBattle 43 Story Theme: Midnight

(basic rules at the bottom of the post)

Post your story by 11:59 PM PST on Tuesday! I add them here throughout the day on Tuesday.

Look for 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 Midnight PST, SUNDAY. Vote for your TOP 3 favorites. Winner announced on Monday!

Science Fiction:

  • On the Brink of Midnight by Simon Farnell



  • Midnight: A Poem by Candice Coates
  • The Witching Hour by Lauren Gunter


  • Force of Life by Rachael Ritchey
  • Consequences by PhoenixGrey85


  • 13 Things a Writer Might Say During a Late Night Writing Session by Blonde(Lucy)Writemore






PS If I’m missing your story, just leave me a comment to let me know!

Read all the stories & PLEASE VOTE for your top THREE favorites (not all for the same, though!).

Vote by Midnight 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

18 responses to “#BlogBattle Week 43 “Midnight” Entries & Voting”

  1. Hi there, I am not sure if I have missed it, but have you announced the winner of week 43? I hope you are having a great day and I am looking forward to hearing from you.

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    1. Hi Steven! I did announce it, but it’s easiest to look under the #BlogBattle menu tab at Winners & Interviews. 🙂 Nicholas and Candice tied for last week! It’s not too late for this week if you’ve got yourself a worm story! 🙂


    2. *ahem* of course, it helps when I actually update the info….*flustered, rushes over to admin area to update* Um, yeah. *sheepish grin*

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  2. Happy New Year everyone! I WILL be good now. . . no more missing BlogBattles! 🙂

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    1. Haha good! You are an essential part of the fun! 🙂 I’ll get your story added in just a little while. 😀

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  3. […] Not exactly a story today, I know. More of a short piece of prose inspired by the BlogBattle word: midnight. […]

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  4. Happy first blog battle of the year! Here is my entry…not sure what category it will go into tho 😀

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      1. Thank you! Its good to be back in the games again.

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          1. Awww you get the biggest virtual hug for that 😀

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            1. yipee! Love me some virtual hugs almost as much as my lovely friend Candice! ❤

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            2. 🙂 Right back at you! You’ve blessed us with a wonderful blogging community! Thank you queen of wonderful!

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            3. haha I’ve been called other, less pleasant, queen names before, so this is quite refreshing! 😉

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            4. LOL haven’t we all 😛

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  5. Man, I wanted to participate but my job has me flying Tuesday and Wednesday Oki time (so working and sleeping pretty much all day Tuesday PST).
    But before bedtime the challenge inspired me to start a scene in my next book, and I got 800 words written when I easily could have settled for 0.
    So thanks for doing what you do, Rachael! I think I’ll be back in it next week.

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    1. I can understand the dilemma, but it’s awesome that you were inspired to get cracking on that book! Makes me super happy to hear. 🙂 We looking forward to your return. It’s a pleasure reading your stuff! 🙂


  6. […] #BlogBattle Week 43 “Midnight”: Force of Life […]


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