#BlogBattle 46 “Indian” Entries & Voting

#BlogBattle 46 Story Theme: Indian

(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:



  • All I Wanted Was a Little Takeout by Kristin Elise Garrett
  • The Proper Hospitality by Cathleen Townsend
  • The Fourth by Phoenix Grey
  • The Duchess by E. Rawls


  • The Promise by Blonde(Lucy)WriteMore
  • Sweet Tea by Candice Coates






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 45 DIVE Winner: Grace Petrelli



  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

22 responses to “#BlogBattle 46 “Indian” Entries & Voting”

      1. Rachael, it is good to be back. I am very, very ill, but will try to keep going, and am hoping to pull the whole story into a book.

        I may do the ‘last chapter’ for next week, while I can, even if it does not fit the keyword. Would that be OK?


        1. That is totally fine, Andrew. I’ve been checking up on your blog periodically and I know you’ve been ill. You’re such a strong person. I’m praying for you and your wife, my friend. ❤ You write whatever you want for next week for The Dude and it will be included for sure. I cant't get enough of him and the gang.


          1. Thanks, Rachael.

            Things are getting bad, and I am more frightened than I have ever been in my life.


            1. I wish there was some comforting thing I could do or say, but words are not enough. All I can offer is prayer from my heart and thoughts of courage and strength. You are so brave, Andrew. You are strong and courageous.

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            2. Rachael, you’ve done far more for me than you may realize. In running #BlogBattle, you’ve given a place that gives voice to the story I was truly meant to write. Pain passes, in time, and pain borne for purpose can give life its ultimate meaning.

              Thank you so much for the kind thoughts and prayers, and most especially for your friendship.

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    1. Andrew, I read your story, wanted to comment, but it wouldn’t let me…
      Fantastic writing. Vivid, action-packed, humorous and touching, with an edgy, intensely focused perspective of the human soul, imho. Nice work 🙂

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      1. You should go back and read his other stuff, Grace. 🙂 He’s got a whole series with The Dude, and all worth reading. 🙂 https://rachaelritchey.com/blogbattlers/andrew-budeck-schmeisser/

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      2. Grace, thank you so much. It’s the first installment I’ve been able to write in quite a while. I’m very, very ill, and I ask for your prayers.

        Hoping to be able to pull all of The Dude’s story into a book, but I may be running out of time.

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        1. Hang on, sir! Your writing is truly worthy.

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  1. […] 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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  2. […] Happy Tuesday! Happy Blog Battle Tuesday! This week we are aiming our writing guns at a new GENRE:ROMANCE using the KEYWORD: INDIAN. To read other stories writing by other battlers, please click HERE. […]

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  3. Hi Rachael,

    My entry is here: http://cathleentownsend.com/2016/01/25/the-proper-hospitality/. It’s a fantasy. I took a page from your book and added a story to one of my novels. 🙂

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