#BlogBattle 51 “Trace” Entries & Voting

#BlogBattle 51 Story Theme: Trace

You know what this means, right? Next week will mark one year of #BlogBattle! I’m amazed and so thankful to everyone who participates and makes this writing thing happen every week. And to celebrate, we’ll be having a bit of a party next week. Participants, choose a favorite #BlogBattle story you’ve written in the last year and include a link to it in the comments below. I’m going to do my best to compile a fun look back at the last year of stories!

If you have other ideas to help us celebrate all the work and creativity of the Year in Battling, let me know! 🙂

(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:




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 50 Winner: Flight by Natasha Roxby



  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

16 responses to “#BlogBattle 51 “Trace” Entries & Voting”

  1. Well, I’ve been thinking about it all day, and I think my favourite entry into the blogbattle is Three Drops. Here: https://phoenixgrey85.wordpress.com/2015/07/07/blogbattle-three-drops/

    And wow, I can’t believe it’s almost a year since this started. Time goes far too quickly.

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    1. Agreed! Thanks for picking one of your battle stores for me, too. 🙂

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      1. No problem. 🙂

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  2. Concerning Blog Battle archives, my favorite is probably Cave Rendezvous: http://cathleentownsend.com/2015/11/03/cave-rendezvous/.

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    1. Shoot! Thanks for reminding me! It’s definitely not too late. I’ll add it in here real soon! Thanks for catching it!


    1. Yes! The Dude hath arrived! ❤ We always need more of the Dude. I am torn between loving both him and TC of the Ship of Fools. All these guys, though. ❤


    1. LOL I’m glad it’s contained to story and not real life! 🙂


  3. […] 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 […]


  4. Uh Rachael, For the Gold isn’t even remotely comedy. I was trying for flat-out scary (no idea if I succeeded, but that’s off to the side).


    1. Thanks Cathleen! I hadn’t made it over to your blog yet to find yours. 🙂

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