#BlogBattle 54 “Feather” Entries & Voting

****It’s the end of Wednesday. You know, I wrote half my story for this week before I ran out of steam. *sigh* I guess I’ll try for two words next week. I’ve never missed a battle yet, so this is disappointing, but that’s life and illness. I’m feeling better today. Bronchitis hit me like a ton of bricks. Today I was able to do a lot and was even hungry! I haven’t been hungry in a week, so that’s great news. 🙂 Now I want to write. That’s even better news because I didn’t want to write either. Sick sucks. Sick is not cool, great, or otherwise, so I suggest the youth of today not take up or continue the use of that word for such oxymoronic expletives. That’s my two cents for the day. Salut!

#BlogBattle 54 Story Theme: Feather

(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!




  • Slow Cooked by Candice Coates
  • White Feather by Andrew Budek-Schmeisser


  • Like a Feather by Kristin Elise Garrett (humor)

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!

Anniversary Week 53 Winner: Roots 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

14 responses to “#BlogBattle 54 “Feather” Entries & Voting”

  1. Hi Rachel!
    Most likely because I took last week off, my story seems to have been missed!
    Here it is https://thewhaleandthepetunias.wordpress.com/2016/03/23/right-now-on-the-back-porch/
    Thanks! Hope you’re feeling better!

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    1. I didn’t see a pingback or comment for it Andy! Sorry about that. I’ll add it in now. 🙂 Thanks for understanding!


  2. Hey Rachael, didn’t realize you’d been sick! I hope you’re on the mend. Barbara had the flu, and I have it now.

    In the list of stories above, it doesn’t look like my “White Feather” is linked…or is my computer seeing it wrong?

    If you have a sore throat, you might try hot lemon juice with honey. It’s worked for me.

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    1. Thanks, Andrew! I’m sorry you and Barbara have been sick! I’m taking an antibiotic and a strong prescription sleeping/cough aid which is helping.
      Oh…hmmm…. I was sure I’d linked it up but anything is possible! I’ll definitely fix it asap.
      I made Karl make a special trip to the store for lemons on Friday haha.


  3. Oh, I missed this one! Been down the rabbit hole of editing these past few days, so will have to try again next week 🙂 Looking forward to reading the other entries, though.

    Hope you’re feeling better.

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    1. Thanks, Helen. I might be functional as a human being today. Haha If you want to write some flash fiction today, I can still add it. 🙂

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      1. Thanks Rachael, that’s very kind of you – I’ll see if I can come up with anything 🙂
        Glad to hear you’re at the ‘functional’ stage – it’s a sign you’re on the other side of it now 🙂

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        1. I think you’re right! 🙂 Happy writing!

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          1. Thank you, and the same to you! And I just received the interview questions – hope to get something back to you sometime tomorrow, if that’s all right 🙂

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            1. That is perfect! 🙂

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  4. […] #blogbattle entry this week themed […]

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  5. Congrats on the win, Sarah! ❤
    Rachael, hope you're feeling better and getting the rest you need. ❤


  6. […] Happy Blog Battle Tuesday! This is Week 54 and this week's Keyword: FEATHER. My Genre: CONTEMPORARY. To read other stories found on Rachael Ritchey's Blog, presented by other Battlers, please follow this LINK. […]


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