#BlogBattle 47 “Forest” Entries & Voting

#BlogBattle 47 Story Theme: Forest

(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:






  • Camping by John T.M. Herres
  • 5 Stages of a Writer Notebook Addiction 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!

Week 46 Winner: Claire Banschbach with Cowboys and Indians 



  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

20 responses to “#BlogBattle 47 “Forest” Entries & Voting”

  1. Hi Rachael!

    I wrote an entry for Forest (on Feb 2nd) and thought I’d created a pingback, but I must have not done it right. Am I best to just leave a link to any future posts in the comments?


    Thanks 🙂 Helen


    1. Oh shoot! Sorry we missed it Helen! I’ll tweet it and such anyway, but I feel bad about that. I get pingbacks if when posting you use an actually post or the blog battle page: http://www.rachaelritchey.com/blogbattle/
      If you just use the main website w/o adding on an extension then pingbacks don’t work. Otherwise just posting the link to the comments definitely works, too! Some people do both just to make sure. 🙂

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      1. Thanks Rachael, not to worry at all! I’ll definitely do both next time, just to be sure. I did write something for ‘Pure’ but didn’t finish it in time, so will try again with ‘Trace’ 🙂

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        1. I will definitely keep my eyes peeled for it! It’s been my biggest fear with Blog Battle that I’ll miss people’s stories and not get them included, so thanks for taking it well and your kindness! ❤

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          1. No worries at all, Rachael – I’m looking forward to giving it another go 🙂

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    2. I looked and you have the correct link, or at least I think it is, but I didn’t get the pingback. :/ Sorry, Helen. I feel really bad about that. Feel free to always shoot me a comment if it’s missing, even after the initial day. I can always go back and add it later. Thanks for not just giving up when I missed it the first time! Come back for more and more!

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      1. Hi Rachael, please don’t worry – I should have checked as well, so I’ll make sure to do so next time 🙂 I’ll definitely be trying a few more challenges!

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    1. inspirational, just like you. ❤


  5. […] Keyword: FOREST and my Genre: CONTEMPORARY. To read other entries by fellow battlers, please click HERE! Also, feel free to participate. The gate of entry is open until Midnight […]


    1. Thank you for reblogging this, Adele! 🙂

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