Monday, August 20, 2012

Swamp Hop Back on Track . . .Almost

In "saner" times this blog connected with some great bloggers. One of them was Rach at RACH WRITES. Remember that wild month of April when we were A to Z all over the place? I saw a lot of these badges when I visit blogs, so I know you do.




During that month when daily blogging happened, I loved visiting Rach's site because she temped me with a challenging prompt that I had to use to create a response, using the letter of the day. Oy!


Rach's Prompt


Long story short. . . I started playing with those prompts and wrote the story so that each word started with the letter of the day. Another OY here, please. I didn't make it all the way through the alphabet ( I think I got to P) my computer gathered up what I now realize was an immense hairball (all very logical due to recent developments on the cat protest issue.) and I had to stop. 

I thought that since I was visiting Rach today I'd regale you with two of my A and Z stories from the A to Z Blogging Challenge, sort of a stroll down memory lane. Ready? I'll only subject you to two. Promise.

DAY C: Castaway Clara considered causality. Could Clara's condition cease? Cautiously, Clara ceded control, collapsed . . . comatose. 

DAY D: Diedre, dazed, decried, "Don't depart, Donald!" Donald dared defiance, decisively declaring, "Departure, dear Diedre, demands derring-do!" 

And so there you have the end to anyone asking me respond to writing prompt ever again. 





24 comments:

  1. Very interesting post-I loved the alliteration, makes me want to have a go.

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  2. Those are great! You described interesting situations in those few words. I saw Rach's challenge but didn't get it together to take part. I loved the last Campaign she did.

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  3. Loved the alliteration! You rock! I think it can be fun playing with words like that (it can exhaust the brain, too). Looking forwrd to stopping by the hop!
    ~Jess

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  4. I don't know how any of you guys survived the A-Z Challenge. Blogging every day? It made me dizzy just thinking about it...and I couldn't even visit the blogs I follow every day who were participating--let alone write my own post every day. Or respond to writing prompts. I commend you. :-) For it all.

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  5. I'll have to try this as a writing exercise. I can see how this can get the creativeness flowing when I become stuck and spinning my wheels. Thanks!

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  6. My computer regularly gets hairballs too. I used to use fine art as writing prompts back in the day before I had anything to write ... wow, that was a long time ago ... no, no it wasn't. I'm not old ... lol

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  7. Dazzling, dizzying, downright dumbfounding!

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  8. Jenn, You have my back on the D's, okay?

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  9. Found you through Alex J. Cavanaugh. I would find it very unnerving to count alligators at night in the swamp. It would take me an hour to write a sentence using the same letter for each word.

    Trying to teach Tommy to take tiny tylenol two times. Tickle ten toes twelve times.

    I was wrong. Only took me a minute.

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  10. Hey Lee,

    I've always liked the term 'derring-do'. The English language never stops being entertaining. Hope the tour is going well.

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  11. @Powdered You rock!

    @Deb Thanks for the visit.

    @Kelly It was a good picture to stir up ideas.

    @J.L. I love that word, too. Thanks for the good wishes.

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  12. Very clever! I was on blog break during part of the A-Z and didn't participate, but I found some great new blogging friends from following along.

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  13. I love playing with words, but I'm not as good at it as you. Great job!

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  14. Oh, I remember that April. Although I didn't participate in the A to Z, I was rooting for many participants. I did Rach's challenge though and met so many fantastic people there.

    Love the word play - maybe I will try something similar soon :-)

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  15. ROFL - Lee those are just hysterical! What an amazing idea Rach had, really pushing your imagination. Fun! :-)

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  16. Well now I have no choice but to ask you to join in on another writing prompt! You are that good! Julie

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  17. Hi Lee and Rach .. I saw her challenge and blanched! ABCs were challenging enough - but you've excelled here .. fun Cs and Ds ..

    Congratulations for joining in Rach's challenge .. cheers Hilary

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