#BlogBattle 45 “Dive” Entries & Voting

#BlogBattle 45 Story Theme: Dive

(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:



  • Across the River by Phoenix Grey
  • Unexpected Quest by E. Rawls


  • The Mermaid Hunter by Blonde(Lucy)WriteMore


  • Dive by Cathleen Townsend (memoir)





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!

Week 44 Worm Winner: Cathleen Townsend!



  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

36 responses to “#BlogBattle 45 “Dive” Entries & Voting”

  1. […] third submission to the contest, and I am growing to like it a lot.  Every week the contest host Rachael Ritchey offers a prompt word to build your story around. This week it is ‘chasm’. I am cheating […]


  2. Here is my story for the Indian. Looking forward to my debut! https://wordpress.com/read/post/feed/42217395/912420960

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      1. Omg 🙂 I’m overreacting 🙂

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        1. HAHA I love it. I’ve already got the post for tomorrow’s battle set up and you are all linked. It will be active on my blog just after Midnight Pacific time! 😀 Welcome to the battle!

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            1. I just emailed you, too. haha You’re going to get sick of me!

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  3. […] there! I decided to enter the #Blogbattle contest. Each week contestants get a prompt word. This week it was “Indian”. I had to […]


  4. […] 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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  5. Agh! My mind is unhelpfully blank on a way to use this word! I’ll keep trying…

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    1. You can do it! 😀 Maybe our friends Frankie and Fyrn can take into a dive? 😉

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      1. Now that is an interesting idea. 😉

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        1. You know how much I love those two!

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          1. Done! They were happy to oblige. 🙂

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    1. happy Tuesday to you, too!

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  6. […] Blogbattle Tuesday folks! This week's Keyword: DIVE. My chosen Genre: DRAMA. To read more stories by other Blog Battlers or even to participate yourself, do so by clicking HERE. […]


  7. Mine will be arriving today. Keep an eye out for it, let me know if you don’t get the link 🙂

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    1. I will look for it, Simon!

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        1. Yes I did! 🙂 try linking it to http://www.rachaelritchey.com/blogbattle/ next time and see if it will give me a pingback then!

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            1. haha You are so easy going. I read somewhere that WP doesn’t do pingbacks to the main blog url. It only pings to subpages and posts.

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            2. Oh I see. That explains a lot. Like why I don’t get pingbacks half the time.

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            3. Yeah, I was having the same problem. It also explains why I miss out on when other bloggers sometimes connect to my blog. I always want to say thanks for that, but I’m not getting all the pingbacks and I don’t always get to read every blog I’m following. I suppose I should write a blog post about it… 🙂

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            4. I was thinking the same thing… I will do in fact

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            5. Perfect! Link back to my blog so I know when you’ve written it, and then I’ll reblog it and tweet it all over the place! 🙂

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            6. Haha… thanks Rach. Why don’t you link back to me so that I can tweet yours too? Who won last week?

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