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August Short Story Prompt “Tea.” #BlogBattle.

If you’re a writer, or even if you aren’t, times at present are difficult with the Covid 19 pandemic. We’re here to help support writers during hard times.

Let’s face it, any writing is better than no writing. If the WIP is draining the will to drink coffee, step out and try something totally different.

Engage with authors and writers and the rewards will speak for themselves.

Each month there is a new prompt. Entries are welcome any time up to the end of that month. 1000 words is a maximum, not a target. Any genre, any writing.


 

You can start writing at any time, but make sure you post your story by the 30th of this month.

Once you’ve posted your story to your blog, put a link to it in the comments section, and we’ll add your story to the Battle Stories Line-up post which is published at the start of week two. This is updated as new tales come in.

Make sure to check back and read some of the stories of your fellow battlers. Leave comments to encourage these writers, and share each other’s stories!


August 2020 Blog Battle

Our word this month is:

TEA

 

ANY PHOTOS INCLUDED WITH THE PROMPT ARE ONLY FOR YOUR BENEFIT AS A PINCH OF INSPIRATION. THEY DON’T NEED TO DICTATE YOUR THEME OR STORY GENRE. ONLY THE WORD OF THE MONTH COUNTS! PHOTOS ARE THANKS TO VARIOUS PHOTOGRAPHERS FROM UNSPLASH.COM


 

Link your story here for ping-backs or post the URL to it.

 

Make sure to check back and read some of the stories of your fellow battlers. Leave comments to encourage these writers, and share each other’s stories!

Use the hashtag #BlogBattle on Twitter. If you link me in too @GaryJefferies10 then I’ll also retweet it.


Basic Rules:

The Prompt Word will be given the First Tuesday of Every Month.

Post your story by the 30th of the Same Month.

 

  1. 1000 words max (give or take a few)
  2. Fictional tale (or true if you really want)
  3. Any genre that fits within PG-13 (or less) Content – let’s keep this family friendly!
  4. Your story must contain the randomly chosen word(s) and/or be centered around the word meaning in a way that shows it is clearly related.
  5. Go for the entertainment value!
  6. Put a link back to your #BlogBattle Short Story in the comments section (link above)
  7. Please tweet and otherwise share your battler buddies’ stories across social media.
  8. Use the hashtag #BlogBattle when tweeting all the stories so we can cross-share.
  9. Have fun!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Former research scientist the became the primary stay at home Dad for two children. Writing has always been factual in the previous life but always had a fascination with fiction but never been brave enough to develop it further. A comfort zone thing. Science writing is familiar, fiction is not. Hopefully the blog will provide more confidence and lead to a change in career writing from home around children!

9 Comments

  1. Hi dear Gary!
    How are you these days? Children, writing, health-wise, etc. etc.
    Hope still thriving?!
    Hugs, XxX

    • Good thanks Patty! Not writing as much as I should though. Although having written I Am Corona before the pandemic started I’m not sure I should as it’s rather prophetic given the AI in that might well have written The God Strain virus…. hope alls well with you x

      • So you have a hidden talent… Gary the prophet. Intriguing 😉 Seriously, you can only do your best under these circumstances and I can imagine your mind is distracted a lot.
        Over here all well. Although it is the first time ever, I’m longing for fall. Even for this woman of the sun, the heatwave has been too much. Longing for ‘normal’ temperatures.

  2. Gotta do it dude…posted my Blog Battle effort…not a clue if I have done it in the right place…right link..but it’s out there! (I think..🤔)

    • Brilliant Sam. I’ll hunt it down and put it into the story post which should go live next week. Obviously I’ll be reading it too 😊

    • Could be… why not actually be tempted and have a brew doing it 😂😂

      Mind you, I did mine already owing to the topic… 🤔

        • No procrastination required lol. Just do it. Nothing to lose everything to gain… just like me and not publishing 😱

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