Monday, March 21, 2016

I Have No Theme But I Do Have Some Tasty Morsels... #AtoZChallenge


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

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.

Check out A to Z Challenge theme reveals here


  1. Some of those are really funny! Can't wait to read the rest of it.

  2. I like the sound of this! Very intriguing indeed. Looking forward to coming back for more. Happy A-Z-ing!

    1. Not having a theme is liberating in a way, but I'm not able to focus as well. My writing's been rather scattershot - but it may very well appeal to a broader audience. I'm very excited about potential feedback. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Theme or not, I will be here reading :D Looking forward to it. ~Lori~

    Lori @ As the Fates Would Have It
    Lori @ Promptly Written

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    1. Thanks Damyanti! They won't all be humorous, but many will be.

  5. Love them all! I will be back for more!

    1. Hope you enjoy them! Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Ah! Mystery prizes. The list was you had sounds crazy cool. Fencing lessons would be awesome. I could totally hurt myself doing that!

    1. I'm on the fence - (ha!) about fencing lessons because of time and cost, but I really want to!

  7. Interesting way of revealing.
    Good to visit your site as a part of my A to Z visits. My theme Blog Promotion
    Getting Traffic to Blog - Essential Activity of Bloggers Along with Writing.
    Welcome to A to Z April Blogging Challenge 2016 - Co-Participant - Nrao - NRao Blogs
    NRao Blogs - 2016 A to Z Challenge Blog Posts
    Management Theory Review

    1. Due to poor planning I wasn't prepared with a proper "reveal" post, but I guess this worked out. Sometimes I work better in a crisis!

  8. This looks fun and challenging! I'm always impressed with people who can whip up daily flash writing. It's harder than it looks! @abetterjulie from PersephoneKnits

    1. It IS a challenge, although for the A to Z I generally do about half of the posts ahead of time. One year I did generate 1 new story each day, and it was grueling! Looking forward to your theme!