Tuesday, 2 April 2013

An A-Z Story - B

Day 2 of the A-Z Challenge and welcome to B! If you missed my first post, my theme is as follows: each day I will ask for words beginning with that day's letter, which I will randomly select five from to use in a sentence in an ongoing story. That sentence will be posted the next day when I'll ask for words for the next letter. So my Z sentence will appear on May 1st.

Massive thanks for all your effort and input yesterday! I was spoilt for choice, ending up with 275 entries. However random.org has chosen the following five:

Ambiguity (suggested by Cassie Mae)
Angels (suggested by Sally)
Acute (suggested by Pete Denton)
Acatour (suggested by Samantha May - I actually couldn't find this in the dictionary, so I used it as a name!)
Arable (suggested by Maria Perry Mohan)

Thanks again! So here is what I have concocted:


Angels had always had a certain ambiguity, being both human and divine, reflected Acatour with an acute sense of malaise as he looked down on the arable fields of medieval England. 

B words, please! As many as you like, and they can be as obscure and outlandish as you like (feel free to use a dictionary for inspiration). The more words you suggest, the more chance you have of one being picked. It doesn't matter if you suggest the same word as someone else (as I know not everyone always has time to read all the comments); each will count as its own entry.

Before I go I want to do something I forgot to do yesterday: a big shout out to Arlee Bird, the mastermind behind the Challenge. (He's an A and a B!) Without him, Aprils would definitely not be as much fun.

79 comments:

mooderino said...

Ooh, I like this game. Buffoonery.

Suzanne Furness said...

Very clever what about, baboon!

Clare said...

Clever use of the chosen words, Nick!

Today I offer up:

Birmingham
B├ęchamel sauce
balefire
boggart
brackish

S.P. Bowers said...

Bondage

Misha Gericke said...

Awesome.

My word is... Blight.

:-D

J.L. Murphey said...

Creative use of the words Nick. My word is Blizzard.

Dee said...

Nice story!

Beautiful
Bastion
Baffling
Blog
Bedazzled
Banal
British

Bloghopping from Deecoded

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Very eloquent.
Batman!

C.M.Brown said...

Nice choice going with Angels!
How about buffoon?

Roza M said...

Bones
Ballistic
Bloodlines

I like this post BTW, it's a fun way to interact. :)

michelle said...

The story's taking shape, Nick!
My contribution today is:
Bliss
Bollocks
Bombarded
Blase
Bizarre

Good Luck!

Jackie said...

Creative idea, Nick!

My B word - blasphemy

Shell Flower said...

Great sentence using the A words. Awesome! Here are some b's for ya:

bludgeon
balderdash
blimey
Bogart
benevolence

Sally said...

B's -
Bobbit (in our family it is a nickname for my granddaughter whose real name is Robyn)

Bilbo Baggins

balderdash

barnacles

CBame13 said...

I like the theme and the A sentence is really good!

How's "banter" sound?

J. A. Bennett said...

LOVE it! This is so fun :)

B words-

Bible
Baker
Brine
Bubble
Bib
Bribe

I could keep going, but I'll spare you :)

kmckendry said...

Love the idea of audience participation! So fun.

B words:

brilliance
blueberry
botanical
bruhaha
Bucephalus

LuAnn Braley said...

Following from the A to Z Challenge.

Cool idea, Nick. I'm so jealous that y'all live in Scotland. I've always wanted to visit there!

bombastic
bellicose
badonkadonk
barnacles

M. J. Joachim said...

Let's try bacciferous today:)

Cassie Mae said...

Oh! You used one of mine, lol. I had no idea I even knew that word. I must've been half asleep when I commented. I'm much smarter when I'm not all the way awake.

Hmm... B words (oh, haha!)

Beguiled
Breath
Besot
Biblical
Botany
Babble


MadelineAnn said...

My B word today is Belief, it would fit quite nicely with your angels - which was my yesterday's word!! Why not try it?

Elise Fallson said...

You rocked the A words, nicely done.

Ok, on to B:

Beetles
Bentley
BACON

Ella said...

I love your A post ;D

Books
buttons
blue
bird
bright
Blanche
biking
bake

E. Arroyo said...

Huh? **scratching head as I pull out dictionary. lol.

C. Lee McKenzie said...

Beatuy
Bodacious
Brilliant

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Ballsy, brainiac, bendable, barnacle, belladonna.

Laura Marcella said...

Hello, Nick! Fun idea for the Challenge!! How about these B words: brouhaha, bovine, and bada-bing!

Happy A to Z-ing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines

Bish Denham said...

How about:

Batik
Bawdy
Bison
Bizarre

and a favorite

Bucolic

L. Diane Wolfe said...

You handled A well.

BBQ
Bobcat
Brink

Elaine Smith said...

This is a great idea for the A to Z Challenge :D

I loved your story, the arable fields of medieval England would feature squarely in my MG novel - if medieval fields were square and they weren't half way across the peak district at the moment ;)

Can I suggest: bletcherous

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Nick .. you've got lots of entries to go on today .. I'd add

Boo
brocade ..

Have fun .. and your A tale was lovely the medieval fields of arable land ..

cheers Hilary

Mark Means said...

Love how you wove those words in to a sentence..just a great theme to go with :)

Some B words for you:

Butler, Buxom, Brandish, Bizarre, Blank

Gwen Gardner said...

This is fun!

Battle-axe, blunder, bling, blush, blarney

J.L. Campbell said...

Good going so far, Nick. Gonna be mischievous and say botulism or maybe balderdash!

Texas Playwright Chick said...

Great idea for your challenge!

Okay, my favorite B word:

Backstage

I'm a playwright and an actor, sometimes a director. Backstage is part of my life. Backstage is dark and cozy. Backstage sizzles with excitement while also providing peace and quiet. It's a haven, a heaven and a lovely place for an actor to find their center core and build the story. Backstage....

thelmaz said...

brachiopod

Melissa Sugar said...

I love your theme and your clever use of the words so far. Here is my short list of words beginning with the letter B:

Belie
blackmail
bodyguard
bribery
belligerent
bail
broken
boisterous
brazen
blatant
brash
brilliant
budget
bully
backstabber
bodacious
blunder
ballsy
ballistics
barrel
boxer
broomstick
bile
botox

This is fun!

Julie Flanders said...

Love your "a" concoction, how fun.

Bevy, ballerina, bankrupt, barium

Mel said...

Love it!
Words: Balderdash, Buckaroo, Bazinga, Brick-a-Brack, blather.
Happy writing :)

Rebecca Green Gasper said...

Nice sentence! Looking forward to tomorrow. Beautiful, balanced, and broken...Best to you!

Lara said...

I haven't read through all the comments, so this might be a duplicate. My offering is bacon.

Empty Nest Insider said...

You did a great job pulling it all together for "A." After reading this the only word that comes to mind is BRILLIANT!

Julie

Mark Noce said...

Angels always puzzle me a little bit. I believe in God and all that good stuff, but was always a little confused why he would need angels to do stuff. But hey, I'm open:)

Nancy Thompson said...

Nice!

burlap, borrow, bishop, bayou, baboon

Julie Luek said...

Oh, very well done Nick. Boy, are you bold and brave to take on a task like this. I give you kudos and bubble gum, (because who doesn't like a bubble gum reward) for your efforts. Best to you in this endeavor. Julie

Brett Minor said...

This is a great idea. Sounds like fun.

Dropping in from A to Z. This is my first year.

Brett Minor
Transformed Nonconformist

Madeleine Sara said...

What a creative idea.
I choose bike

Pk Hrezo said...

Love your idea! And great sentence! Let's see.... B ... how about
buddleia or boggling. :D

Christine Rains said...

Awesome first sentence! Here are my B words: barnacles, beard, bisexual, blister, and bustle.

Mama J said...

My B words are:

Blissfully, Bombard, Buttercups, Beastly and Breadcrumbs.

Nick Wilford said...

Thanks everyone for the great suggestions so far! And kudos to Melissa for her epic list.

Crystal Collier said...

Fun stuff!

bafoon
blunder
bacon
bandersnip

Teresa Cypher said...

Wonderful story, Nick,and I love your theme! Great approach to it. My word is:
bisou :-)

Tyrean Martinson said...

This is awesome, and a great way to broaden vocabulary and creativity. You are brave.

So far, the story is great!

B . . . blustery.

Grover said...

Love your idea! Some 'b's:

baby
birthday
blistering
bulbous

(Grover at Inane Ramblings)

Cynthia said...

beauty
beast
bloody
bottom
boisterous

Curious to see what you'd come up with for tomorrow, Nick.

The Golden Eagle said...

I love your Challenge theme!

bauble
beginnings
barbiturate
bereft
belabored
belligerently
benevolently

Donna Hosie said...

Bandersnatch!

Carol Kilgore said...

Love it!
brisket
bologna
bullriding
ballet
basket

Jay Noel said...

Acatour? What is that? Those smart-alec college kids always trying to throw us off!

How about: beast, bull, boogie, band, and boob.

Mina Lobo said...

Bupkis

:-D

Some Dark Romantic

Al Diaz said...

blissful, beat, blizzard, bass, bloom

Julia King said...

Nice sentence you crafted there, Nick. Well done!

OK, B words...

Backstabbing
Bounce
Brilliant
Beatific
Blackbird

klahanie said...

Hey Nick,

You did a remarkable job using the letter "A" to formulate such a clever concoction.

I wont Bother you with Bee words or anything that might be Bewildering, Befuddling or Bemusing....

Happy alphabeting, Nick.

Gary, your cordial host at the alternate alphabet challenge :)

Chuck said...

Nick you are a very creative guy, I'll give you that.

buxom
bongos
brimming
badger

Just a few I like.

Chuck at Apocalypse Now

Chuck said...

Nick you are a very creative guy, I'll give you that.

buxom
bongos
brimming
badger

Just a few I like.

Chuck at Apocalypse Now

Sania Heba said...

Wow. Now this is called writing every day. Great game too.
I'd suggest "burgeon."

Krista McLaughlin said...

Very creative first sentence!

Bilbo Baggins
Bastard
Baloney

Yep, a random combination!

Carrie Butler said...

This is fun. I'll go with "bah!" ;)

KAT Writer said...

Great idea! Good luck on your A-Z challenge. I am a fellow A-Zer.

With the time I am going to jump ahead and offer some c words.

confiscated
conundrum
collage
colour
consternation

Have fun! I can't wait to follow along.

Kate
http://katloveswriting.blogspot.com

Shannon Lawrence said...

Barbaric, brainiac, ballooned, bogus, braggadocio, bushmaster, bare, bromide, blank, bin, branch, brook

Shannon at The Warrior Muse

Nick Wilford said...

Thanks again for this bountiful selection! No more suggestions please as I'm going to write my sentence which will be up soon.

Rhonda said...

Bubble
beginning
bottom
butane
boils

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hi nick,

A well written vignette!

Boustrous

Bothersome,

Brilliant

Bemused

Bilingual

Banyan

Bargain

Bayou

Susan Oloier said...

Very impressive, Nick! I missed adding "B" words yesterday. But I'm off to check out today's post and put my two cents in.

cbwentworth said...

Hmmmm . . . .

balloon
barbiturate
billboard
ballistic
brine

Nicole said...

Well done! How about Blustering for B.

Yolanda Renee said...

Only word I would offer, if I'd been on time is birthday!

petedenton said...

Excellent idea. Thanks for using one of my words and well done for using all those in your writing.