I have no theme for the challenge this year, which some readers might find appealing (like reaching into the Mystery Prize Box) and others might find alarming (like reaching across the cafeteria line for the Mystery Meal Of the Day). So I thought I'd post a phrase or sentence from some of the pieces (many are stories or memoirs) that are finished. Hopefully, some of you will be back for more.
A - The United States suffered its last major outbreak of yellow fever in 1905, in New Orleans.
B - I like my crossbite. It might be slightly bovine, but who doesn't feel a sense of peace while watching a cow contentedly chewing?
C - The remains of the soldiers were discovered in 1932 when Morris Frederick was digging a cellar on a property at Locust Street.
D - Alkhurma hemorrhagic fever, for example.
E - Pack up your troubles and your ironing board and smile...smile...smile...
F - "Aren't we all asking 'Where's my elephant?' "
G - "Look honey, I'm wearing my dead man's pants today!"
H - Had we been alone, I might have grabbed those shiny Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific scented locks and smashed her head against the lockers.
I - The flaw in that line of reasoning is that I never repeated a single stupid act. There were hundreds of others to choose from.
N - There were murmurings of magic, but magic is an anfractuous thing, a tumbling of whispers, reason, legends and faith.
P - Out of the corner of my eye, I saw the aforementioned photographer sneaking toward the coffin.
S - jawn
T - Dirt is a battlefield.
U - Half of a scarlet bra was dangling cheerfully from the hastily zippered front compartment.
V - And that's why, on future trips, we ended up eating sandwiches along the highway and having to tiptoe into the litter-filled scrub to pee.
W - "But make sure that I am gone before you enter. Mukulaal mininkeeda joogta miciyo libaax bay leedahay...a cat in her house has the teeth of a lion."
Z - Items in the display include an axe used to chop up a girlfriend's furniture after she fell in love with someone else, jewelry, underwear, and assorted broken things associated with broken hearts.
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