A TO Z CHALLENGE APRIL 2017

I am taking part in the annual A to Z Challenge for the month of April.

My theme, after much debate, is a simple one – inspired by my children’s A to Z jigsaw, I’m planning to write a short story based on the pictured object for each letter of the alphabet. With a bit of luck all the stories will connect with each other in some way.

The jigsaw is pictured here to give a rundown of all the objects for each letter. The first story – A for Ant – will be published on Saturday 1st April, and after that each day, skipping Sundays.

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For more information on the challenge, you can visit the website HERE. I hope you enjoy reading my efforts as much as I will enjoy taking part.

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30 responses to “A TO Z CHALLENGE APRIL 2017”

  1. Welcome aboard, Iain. You’ll do great with the challenge, and it truly is a challenge. I’m playing too — writing my own murder scene each day with a new weapon by letter. Like Wile E. Coyote, I keep bouncing back for more.

    Come visit if you like (JohnDavisFrain.com). I’ll be back for your entries. You’ve got your work cut out for you, a short story a day will be tough! But your the man for it.

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    1. Thanks for introducing me to it John, look forward to reading your efforts, a lot of creative murders needed! I’m just hoping to be able to keep up in my rookie year!

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  2. Look forward to reading your stories! What a creative idea.

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    1. Thanks Joy, hopefully I can keep up with it every day!

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  3. This seems really interesting, I may do the challenge. I look forward to reading your stories next month!

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    1. Thanks, I you have the time you should give it a go πŸ™‚

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      1. Yeah I just don’t have a theme or any idea on a theme lol

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      2. That’s he tricky part. My advice is to keep it simple, don’t try to think of something too complicated.

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  4. I wish I had the time but unfortunately, real life demands that I pay attention to it occasionally. Looking forward to reading your take on this though.

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    1. Thanks James, hopefully I can manage it without abandoning real life altogether.

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  5. Good luck! I’ll be back to read your stories. I would attempt it myself, but I’m not sure I’d be able to keep up!!

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    1. Thank you, that’s my worry too, but I’ll give it a go!

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  6. That’s about as basic as you could get and that sounds pretty good to me. How fun to let your imagination flow using such a colorful prompt source. Have a great April Challenge!

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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    1. Thanks Arlee, you too and look forward to your ‘time’ themed stories.

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  7. Aww great choice, using your old jigsaw. It’s adorable and simple πŸ™‚ Looking forward to seeing your takes on the letters! I may join, but it depends on how challenging NaPoWriMo will be, it’s also in April.

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    1. Thanks Jade. Look forward to reading whichever you decide to do – there’s never enough time!

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  8. a great idea. good luck.

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  9. Good luck Iain. Can’t wait to read

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    1. Thanks Shehanne, hope they are worth reading!

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      1. They will be. I love your posts. I have jst been so busy this week I ain’t had time to comment but I have enjoyed them all xxx

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  10. I look forward to reading your entries. I participated for the first time last year, but I’ve spent so much time sick these first three months that I completely let the notice and reminders slip past me. Oh well, there’s always next year. I’ll just have to enjoy what everyone else writes and find some new blogs to follow.

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    1. Thanks Barb – it’s nice to just sit back and read instead of being caught up in the writing once in a while! Hope you enjoy my efforts.

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  11. not participating but I look forward to your stories, always a different flavour and interesting themes. Wishing you all the best Iain to comeplete this!

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    1. Thanks for your good wishes!

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  12. Hey Iain! Glad to see a familiar face. Two years ago I had a father-daughter team join with me to supply a photo prompt (daughter) and prompt phrase I used together to create flash fiction stories. Here is a sample link: https://fictionplayground.wordpress.com/2015/04/03/2015-a-to-z-c-fiction-from-the-letter-c-chicago-took-my/?iframe=true&theme_preview=true

    I am trying the A to z for the third time with a 50% success rate. But, and it is a big one, I have approached this one a whole lot differently. Following my successful attempt at NaNoWriMo in November of 2016 my writing has taken a turn for much better. I will lay out the concept of the next novel I will write in November of this year.

    The Steel Horse Saviors is a story about three civil war veterans who head west in 1866 with their Steam Locomotive to seek their fortune. They encounter a beautiful redhead trying desperately to save her family business.

    Joe @ the Fiction Playground visiting from the A to Z Challenge

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    1. Hi Joe, good to see you. I like the idea of using the challenge as the basis for something more in the future, double the reward. I’m all set for my rookie attempt. Like you I think my daily fictions will combine to one story in the end, lots of thoughts at the.moment. Looking forward to getting started and reading your efforts too. Good luck! Iain

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  13. I love your idea! This challenge gets the widest array of themes and I think that’s pretty cool. I look forward to reading your A to Z posts!

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  14. I didn’t this but in one post

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