#BlogBattle 50 “Pure” Entries & Voting

#BlogBattle 50 Story Theme: Pure

(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/Fantasy:





  • The Writing Club by BlondeLucyWriteMore



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 49 Winner: Will Power by Sarah Brentyn



  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 50 “Pure” Entries & Voting”

  1. Too many awesome ones this week, this is hard!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. That’s what we like to hear!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Another exciting and fun-filled week of reading. Whew! 😀 😀

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Catch your breath! Tues comes before you know it!


      1. I DO know it. Lots to do before then.
        When’s your signing again? It’s not done and over is it? Apologies for my short memory.

        Liked by 1 person

        1. It was yesterday! Went well! ♡ Thanks for asking. 🙂

          Liked by 1 person

          1. You enjoyed yourself? I thought it was this weekend. Good for YOU!

            Liked by 1 person

            1. Had a great time. The only problem is for the entire next day after a signing I’m completely drained. I was exhausted on Sunday and ready to hide in a dark cave. haha Thank you, Tess!


            2. Did you have the opportunity for downtime? How’s your writing hand. Does ice work for cramped hand?

              Liked by 1 person

            3. Yes, I did. Thanks. Haha! I am not sure I’ve experienced that much signing yet. 🙂


  3. […] #BlogBattle 50 “Pure” continuing from […]


    1. You are always an inspiration.


  4. Here’s mine, I guess it would be contemporary…http://wp.me/pgklb-V4 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. […] PURE and my Genre: CONTEMPORARY…I think. To read more stories from other battlers, please click HERE and head on over the the fab blog of Rachael […]

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Something different for this week. I thought people might like a break. I certainly needed one so I could keep chugging away at my WIP. ^_^

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I’m glad you could still post! Looking forward to reading it. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  7. […] 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 […]


  8. Yay more Grant and Teagan! Haha, my teenage son actually said one of the lines in this to be funny, then we both simultaneously declared that was a “Grant” line. He’s not a big reader but he’s enjoying hearing these so far.



  9. Thanks for posting my story for me already, Rachael. Could I get a correction on the title, though? It’s Mr. Dunne, not Mrs. Thanks so much, and sorry for the extra bother. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. LOL Sorry, it was kinda late last night when I was updating. I’ll fix it straight away! ;P


  10. Hi there! Here’s mine. “Ebony River’s Diary. Year 2585, Entry 1” https://elliemaloney.wordpress.com/2016/02/23/ebony-rivers-diary-entry-1-blogbattle/
    This is a series told by the character in the Lt. Mazula’s series. As I was writing, I realized that Ebony River is a very interesting character. She is different, has ‘super-powers’, but she doesn’t get to tell the story because the Mazula’s story is told from his POV. Also, I wanted to explore my ‘world’ in more detail, and I think doing it through the personal account of Ebony’s diary will give me a lot to enrich the major story. So basically although the Diary is just a side story, here you will find out a lot more about the pre-history of everything that leads Mazula and River to be captured by the aliens Unkari. I’m always so excited to hear your comments, and looking forward to all of them this time.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. I won’t be able to get one out this week 😦


    1. BOoooo! 😥 I hope everything is okay!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. I’m okay, just too busy. I’ve not had five minutes to write this week.


        1. 😥 Well, take five minutes wherever you can!

          Liked by 1 person

Please leave a comment, question, or idea! I’d love to chat!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Create a website or blog at WordPress.com

%d bloggers like this: