#BlogBattle 55 “Leviathan” Entries & Voting

#BlogBattle 55 Story Theme: Leviathan

And for clarification’s sake, Google offers:

Leviathan (/lᵻˈvaɪ.əθən/; Hebrew: לִוְיָתָן, Modern Livyatan, Tiberian Liwyāṯān ; “twisted, coiled”) is a sea monster referenced in the Tanakh, or the Old Testament. This word has become synonymous with any large sea monster or creature.

(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:

  • Leviathan by Cathleen Townsend
  • Leviathan Deep by Rachael Ritchey
  • Revelations by Phoenix Grey
  • The Titan Mystery by Simon Farnell
  • Some Girls Are a Mystery by E. Rawls




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 54 “Feather” Winner: Right Now, On the Back Porch by Andy

****NEXT WEEK’S PROMPT WORD: Indiscriminate


  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

27 responses to “#BlogBattle 55 “Leviathan” Entries & Voting”

    1. Sorry! Didn’t get a ping back. I’ll add it! 😀


  1. I would like, if I may, to extend the definition given here, in defense of my usage of the prompt. According to Dictionary.com,( http://bit.ly/1WY4u6d )Leviathan has three variances;

    (often initial capital letter) Bible. a sea monster.
    any huge marine animal, as the whale.
    anything of immense size and power, as a huge, oceangoing ship.
    (initial capital letter, italics) a philosophical work (1651) by Thomas Hobbes dealing with the political organization of society.

    So, I chose #3 and created a huge tech-demon. That’s how I see it, anyway.
    Thank You for your time.
    😀 — John

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    1. Haha That is totally valid! 🙂

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      1. I just hope the story isn’t as flat as I feel it might be. I’m still in a bit of a funk, and am trying to force myself out of it. I don’t mind being funky, but I dislike being IN a funk, ya’ know what I mean?


  2. Got a bit of the sick going for the last few days but managed to push this out. (Started the first half at the doctor’s office, who was kind enough to give me 48 hours of bed rest.)


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    1. I’m sorry your sick! We’ve had that bit of YUCK come spinning through our house, too. I’m still coughing, but on the mend. I hope you recover quickly! Stoked you’ve got a story to share this week, though! Glad the doc has prescribed exactly what you need. 🙂 NOW, get some rest!!


  3. How are you feeling, Rachael? I’ve got a relapse of The Flu From Hell, but did manage a story…I think it may be coherent.


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    1. I’m so sorry, Andrew! Try to take it easy and drink add much fluids as you can. I’m on the mend. The cough is hanging on. I’m sure the story is great. I’m in love with these guys.


      1. Thanks, Rachael! The cough is really awful; it hurts! Running a fever of 104-105 doesn’t help. Feels like my eyeballs are burning.

        Fluids, yes. Cold beer, would that help?

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        1. Haha if you think it will then I’m on board, but I’m not sure a doc would okay it. I’m be praying for you to get over this quick, Andrew. I hate that you’re sick on top of everything else.


          1. Well, I’ve got a few cans of Fosters. Enough to share.

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            1. I don’t like beer, but I’d come drink one with you and enjoy it, too!


            2. 🙂 I only wish I could. ♡


    2. Ahh, I see I’m not the only one with the plague. Get well soon.

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      1. We want Andrew recovered from this gunk and junk for sure!


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  5. Wow! So many stories are already up!? I’m still working on mine. Hopefully, I’ll get it done in time 🙂

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    1. Only a few. But not to worry! There is still plenty of time! The day in P

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    2. Only a few. But not to worry! There is still plenty of time! The day in Pacific time is still young!

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      1. Yeah… it is indeed. It’s almost 10:pm here [time for Game Of Thrones S04 Ep 01! Yay!] And the best part is I’m done!!! 😀
        Here’s the link to my story for this week’s word: http://heenarathorep.com/2016/03/29/the-next-worst-thing-annihilation-2-blogbattle/

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