Category Archives: Writing Challenges

#AtoZChallenge Day 18: R

R   “R is for Rhoda, consumed by a fire.”  Was she playing with matches or something?  Was she learning that fire-breathing trick Xena used to do and it backfired on her (no pun intended)?  Did their house catch on … Continue reading

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#AtoZChallenge Day 17: Q

Q   “Q is for Quentin, who sank in a mire…”  This lack of parental supervision apparently happened quite a lot back in the old days, with no one thinking a thing of it.  Where were Quentin’s parents?  Were they … Continue reading

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#AtoZChallenge Day 16: P

P   “P is for Prue, trampled flat in a brawl.”  And just what was Prue doing in the middle of a brawl in the first place?  Unless there were demons involved, in which case, where was Leo?!?  Although at … Continue reading

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#AtoZChallenge Day 15: O

O   “O is for Olive, run through with an awl…”  I know awls are capable of blinding people (that’s what happened to Louis Braille when he was a small child, at least his getting stabbed in the eye with … Continue reading

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#AtoZChallenge Day 14: N

N   “N is for Neville, who died of ennui.”  You know, I’ve never known anyone to actually die of this, no matter how many times someone said they were going to.  I’m not even sure that it’s actually possible … Continue reading

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#AtoZChallenge Day 13: M

M   “M is for Maud, who was swept out to sea…”  Again, the parents/governess/nanny/whoever it was who was supposed to be watching her (apparently what she needed was a keeper) did a brilliant job…of buggering it all up.  And … Continue reading

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#AtoZChallenge Day 12: L

L   “L is for Leo, who swallowed some tacks.”  I will never understand why children are so interested in putting everything they can get their hands on into their mouths.  It’s almost as if they think the only way … Continue reading

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