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Monday, March 12, 2012

#atozchallenge- Fiction and SOS Call for Writing Prompts by Damyanti

 All A to Z participants have  some or the other plan for how they're going to meet the challenge. Like last year, I'll be doing fiction, based on prompts left by readers. Like I said in my last fiction post on this blog, please send me prompts---I only have 10 so far!
Challenge me with an interesting picture that you would like me to write on, and drop me story starters, each sentence/phrase beginning with a different letter (i.e. the first word of the starter must start with a different letter from A to Z).  Since I'm co-hosting, I need to schedule all A-Z posts in March, so I can get on with hosting duties---this is an urgent request!
You can drop me the prompts in the comments on this post.  You may also mail me the pictures and story prompts at atozstories at gmail dot com.You need not be participating in the A to Z Challenge to challenge me with either a story starter, or a picture, or both. The more the merrier! Last year I had asked for word prompts, and I got loads to choose from! This year, I'm taking it a step further.

As a sort of warm-up and illustration of what I hope to do, I'm pasting below a picture, a story starter( both randomly chosen) and the resulting drabble.

Story starter: The only thing remarkable about ...

 The only thing remarkable about Miranda was her voice like coarse sugar, which proved to be her undoing at the  Annual Charity Halloween Ball. The minute she spoke they knew who she was. She never won any prizes.

One year she went clad in a fencing costume with the back of her head split open, dripping blood. Every time someone spoke to her, she coughed and removed a bloodied handkerchief from her lips.
Since no one wanted the handsome carpet ruined by too much blood, they declared the winner early. She went up to the dais, and fell down, quite dead.


  1. Vulnerable was not the first word that came to mind.

  2. This is such a good idea.

    This is my story starter:
    "I took a full ten seconds for him to realise that he was ..."

    and this is the picture (I've uploaded it to my blog to make it easier to grab):

    Good luck!

  3. You rock, sister-friend! LOVED this piece. I'm going to email you a picture and prompt. Is there a way to leave pictures in a comment? If there is, someone needs to teach me because I'd love to stuff your comments full of prompts.
    Tina @ Life is Good
    Co-Host of the April A to Z Challenge
    Twitter: @AprilA2Z #atozchallenge

  4. How about this one:
    "When I stepped over the threshold..."
    "The ricochet of gunshots was..."
    "I realized styrofoam was not the best..."

    Hope this helps...

  5. - The picture is for a painting tutorial, but it looks like there could be a story behind the picture.

    Word starters:
    Red light colored the evening sky a gimps of things to come...

    Rain pelted his face, the cold drops stinging the exposed flesh...

    Black clung to her covering up what she could become...

    (And ya, I hope I'm doing this right. I did use the tweet button on this post and posted the link on my Facebook so hopefully you'll get even more prompts)

  6. Mittens would never do. She could not reach into her purse with the stealthy dexterity it took to......

  7. Not got any pictures but love offering sentnces to start things off with. Lets see now......

    Quietly they crept.....

    Mystified the boys couldn't understand why......

    Perched up high, waiting for the rain to pass......

    Society just didn't understand.....

    Loud music was blaring....

    Double trouble .....

    Hope this all helps you get some mojo to start with

  8. Thanks for all the prompts, folks.
    You can send me more than one :)

    I don't know how to post pics n comments either, so pls mail me!

    I'm now combining pics with prompts randomly--cos am in panic--need to get all posts done before 1st April...

    A big thanks to each of you who has given me a prompt, am busy being grateful!

  9. Will try send you more pics & prompts by tomorrow!

  10. I've been reading about the A to Z Blog Challenge for a while now and I had to come and see what it's all about.

  11. Fun way to do the challenge! Sent you some prompts to have fun with :)

  12. Thanks, Siv Maria, Love your prompts!!

  13. Best of luck with this!

    Xavier knew he wouldn’t make it….

    Jogging through the soft rain….

    Elephants ambled down the street….

    Underwear hung from the trees….

  14. Sending a pic by mail.
    1) Vulnerability was his main feeling as he entered the room...
    2) Kokeshi was the name of the beautiful doll...
    3) Isembart is not a very usual name...
    4) What on earth was she doing with that man...

  15. Picture and prompt e-mailed. Good luck!


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