#BlogBattles, Weekly Entries to #BlogBattle

#BlogBattle 49 “Lollipops” Entries & Voting

#BlogBattle 49 Story Theme: Lollipops

(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!


  • Change by Tess
  • Will Power by Sarah Brentyn
  • A Moment of Word & Whimsy by Candice Coates
  • Coralina Meets Her Mother by Kristin Elise Garrett (disappeared?)
  • Lord of the Lollipops by Rachael Ritchey

Science Fiction/Fantasy:







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 48 Winner: A Smuggler’s Tale Part 4 by 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

35 thoughts on “#BlogBattle 49 “Lollipops” Entries & Voting”

            1. Rachael, thank you…toughness can be rather a mixed blessing, especially to a caregiver.

              Case in point, I fell today, and lacerated my legs rather badly. Didn’t hurt, though; other pain took CNS priority.

              When my wife came home she asked about the bloody gashes, and I said, oh, yes, no big deal.

              To me it wasn’t; she’s learning what living with a former merc is like, but to her it still smacks of either posturing or pretense, and was profoundly irritating.

              Dogs get it; they’re like, oh, blood. OK. Whatever. Can you scratch behind my ears, please?

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            2. Good point. toughness and constant pain can be deceiving. I bet she was upset it happened at all, more than that you were nonchalant about it. Of course, if you’ve always been a tough guy, maybe it’s more of an eye-roll from her. haha You tough guys are all alike, always spouting blood all over the floor, acting like it’s no big deal. Blood stains! 😉 Dogs be like, Oh dude, that’s good, ’cause now mom won’t know I peed in the corner. That stain’ll totally distract her.


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