Thursday, April 12, 2012

K is for - Photos - A to Z Challenge

I thought I'd take a small writing break and offer photos instead.

K is for kisses

 and for King George VI

K is also for the Kinzua Viaduct (which was destroyed by a storm after I took this photo)

and for Krupp railway gun

as well as Kangaroo

To wrap things up, here are some K words to add to your vocabulary:

kakistocracy:   government by the worst

keelivine:  a type of pencil with red or black lead

and here are two freebie words I ran across this week

abditive:  remote, secret, hidden

accismus: to pretend to refuse something or to not want it

Links to a few previous A to Z flash fiction stories on the blog if you're new here:

Alpha which is set during the Vietnam War era (fictional memoir)

Come At Once takes place aboard the RMS Carpathia (historical fantasy)

Eternally On Fire is the story of the ghost town Centralia, PA (nonfiction)

Foreigners considers cultural differences in a tongue-in-cheek manner (humor)

I also used the viaduct last year for a "K" flash fiction Kinzua

These were a few of my favorites to write. I'll be back tomorrow with a new story for L. Don't forget to click the A to Z badge on my sidebar to find other participants in the challenge!


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    1. Hi Alex! I've been saving time by returning blog visits instead of individual replies, but I'll answer your question - Kinzua Viaduct (railroad bridge) was built in 1882 in western Pennsylvania. It was in commercial use till 1959. it was later sold and they used to run steam train excursions across it, even stopping the train so you could take pictures. The bridge was 301 feet (92 m) tall and 2,052 feet (625 m) long prior to its collapse in 2003 during a storm. I used it last year as a flash fiction "K" entry as well :-) Kinzua

  2. Interesting group of K's. Aww on the kisses. When I was young there was a horse that used to give me kisses.

  3. Gov't by the worst. A kaka gov't. sounds about right.

    Kissing a horse: is that a rite of passage for young fillies? ;)

  4. Kagaroo Kisses :)

    *~ MAJK ~*
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  5. That first image of the kisses is SO sweet! Thanks for improving my vocab today. :)

  6. I've never kissed a horse. Or a kangaroo for that matter.

  7. I had K for kisses today too! Nice to meet you through A to Z!

  8. oops... that was actually me who had k for kisses...I was signed in under my wife's account... she's doing the A to Z too, but off the record:)

  9. Yay for kisses :-)) I'll be around to visit tonight or tomorrow. Thanks everyone for stopping by and commenting! *Blows kisses*

  10. I love the photos. And what a great list of "K" words! I especially love that viaduct. Too bad it's gone!
    Ann Best, Author of In the Mirror & Other Memoirs

  11. We're all getting a tad exhausted Li, but these are great photos to keep you in the mix. Love the words, especially 'kakistocracy'.


  12. I loved these photos! :)

    And kakistocracy--just the word gives me story ideas.

  13. hopefully the bridge wasn't destroyed by a storm a few seconds after you took the photo because that would be creepy

  14. Now why does your mind go from kisses to King George that quickly...?

  15. Nice group of photos for letter 'K'. But I don't think I would risk bodily harm to kiss a kangaroo! Maybe, a pretty faced wallaby, but definately not the red kangaroo!

  16. What diverse and brilliant photos!

    Hope you’re enjoying the challenge so far!
    --Damyanti, Co-host A to Z Challenge April 2012

    Twitter: @AprilA2Z

    PS: pls turn off your word verification to make it easier to comment---you might consider comment moderation instead if you're unsure :)

  17. Awesome pictures. I really love the first one.