Friday, 5 April 2013

An A-Z Story - E

Nearly the end of Week 1 of the Challenge - everyone hanging in there? I'm having an extremely good time!

If you're new here, 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.

Out of 210 extraordinarily good entries yesterday the following five have been extracted:

Desert (suggested by Madeline Mora-Summonte)
Dame (suggested by Damyanti)
Dribble (suggested by Ella)
Debauched (suggested by Christine Rains)
Dew (suggested by Al Diaz)

So, the story so far, including the above, goes like this:


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. A bird flew past making a belligerent shriek, unnerved it seemed by a boggart; Acatour descended, thinking it would take a brainiac like him to unravel the poor soul’s beginnings and why it had not reached Heaven.
     York Cathedral hove into view, shrouded in wooden scaffold as part of the local bishop’s campaign of restoration; but before he could challenge a carpenter over whether any of his colleagues had fallen to their doom, his presence was announced by the crawdad he’d eaten back in 20th century New Orleans repeating on him. He wiped dribble from his chin as the remains of the crustacean narrowly missed the workmen to land in the dew of the graveyard, berating himself for his debauched and unangelic behaviour the previous night; why did that dame have to desert him?

Please offer up your E words to extend my story! To reiterate, you can offer 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.

Just a couple of things before I go. First of all, a very humble thanks to the Ninja Captain, Alex J. Cavanaugh for the unexpected surprise of being featured on his blog yesterday. Never seen myself as any kind of superhero, so being cast as Robin was very nice!

And, I'm sorry I didn't get round to quite as many of your blogs yesterday, as I had to run several errands during the day before working from 3 to 10. I then phoned my dad to wish him Happy Birthday, and my wee one is also sick at the moment and was up quite a lot during the night. Hopefully today will be better!

55 comments:

Cynthia said...

I'm glad you were featured on Alex's blog. Your recognition was well-earned.

Easter
Education
Environment
End
Exotic
Eel

J.L. Murphey said...

Eclectic
Elephant
Elderberry
Especially
Enthusiastic
Enthusiastic
Earth
earlobe
Echo
Edged
Eager
Educate
Elevated
Eternity
excited

Yeah I play Scrabble too




Dee said...

Exciting
Elves
Ecstasy
Edge
Entertainment
Elephant
Earth

Heather Holden said...

It's so fun to see this story take shape each day! :)

Some E words: everyman, earthy, evangelical, eel, ending, ether, east, earn, earl, ethereal

Clare said...

Loving what you're doing with these words, Nick!

That's so awesome Alex named you as Robin; I think you'd make a great Robin. :)

Sorry your wee one is sick - we've got the sick in our house too, so I know how it feels. Hope everyone is better soon.

My offerings for E are:
Ectoplasm
Erlking
Elf
Ewok

Clare said...

Can I also add
exorcist
to the list?! LOL

Cassie Mae said...

I saw you on Alex's and was like, awesome! He gets to be the kicka** Robin! I loved him in that movie.

And you're so creative. I don't know if I could make a story out of suggested words, lol.

Okay, here we go...

Embryo
Eventually
Echo
Economy
Extract
Epilepsy

That last one took forever to spell right, lol.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You are indeed a superhero! (And Cassie's comment made me chuckle.)
Entwined, endurance, empathy. And eggs.

S.P. Bowers said...

Encephalitis

Susan Roebuck said...

Hey! First time coming in for this series - what an excellent idea and that's a great story. Love the crawfish repeating on him. Here's an E = exaggerate

Dani said...

You are doing an awesome job Nick!
Dani @ Entertaining Interests
#warriorminion

Rachna Chhabria said...

Thrilled to see you on Alex's blog.

My words

Erratic
Encore
Enamoured
Enact

L.G. Smith said...

Cool concept, Nick. :)

Hmmm... how about...

eek! (exclamation point a must!)
exclamation (seemed silly to leave it out)
electromagnetic
eclectic
eels



Sally said...

Can't think of anything today, Nick. Hope your little one is feeling better today.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Enduring
Eagle
Earwig

Jay Noel said...

Very cool!

My E words: education, eerie, eastward, and eschew

Mark Means said...

Still loving this theme and congrats on the mention by Alex.

Always great to be recognized :)

My "E" words...

Evil
Enduring
Extend
Even
Easily

Jean Davis said...

Eggplant
Enormous
Excellent
Envy

Matthew MacNish said...

Esoteric euphemism.

Sarah Allen said...

E: Effervescent. My favorite E word.

Sarah Allen
(From Sarah With Joy)

Bish Denham said...

I'm going with one word today:

Existential

Zoe said...

ecclectic
eviscerated
enigmatic
endearing
edinburgh
ectopic
elephantine

Gwen Gardner said...

Crawdad *snort*

Eulogy
Euphoric
Elegy
Elusive
Energetic

C. Lee McKenzie said...

Let's see for E I offer up:
elastic
energy
elfin
eager
evermore





Danielle Raye Zeissig said...

What a great idea for the a-z challenge!
How about everlasting?
Glad I found your blog:)

Julie Flanders said...

Love the last line of this section and especially the use of the word dame LOL.
Hope your Dad had a happy birthday and your little one is much better soon.

I'll leave it at that as my brain is kind of fried and I can't think of any E words!

Christine Rains said...

This story keeps getting better! On to the E words: earthworm, ecstatic, effeminate, electron, and exterminate.

Julia King said...

Elaborate
Elfin
Exotic
Ethereal
Ecstatic
Elephantine

The Golden Eagle said...

Congratulations on the feature! :)

Effervescent
Endlessly
Eviscerated
Eponymous
Errand

Wendy aka Quillfeather said...

Earwig
Earwax

Hope your little one is feeling better!

Jackie said...

Wonderful job on your story!

E words:
elegance
egotistical
evanescence



Mary Aalgaard said...

Excellent
Extravagent
Ecstasy
Exit
Ecstatic

Mary Aalgaard said...

Epidemic

Angela Brown said...

This is such a cool idea.
Here are a few words:

Each
Enigmatic
Elixir
Elevator
East
Edible
Evacuate
Ease

michelle said...

Go Nick go!

Errant
Eloquent
Estranged
Equestrian
Edible

Good Luck!

Nick Wilford said...

Thanks for this expansive selection everyone! I can't wait to see what happens next!

Carol Kilgore said...

eclectic
elephant
eggplant
Elizabethan
ellipsis
eager
eddy
emigrate
energy
epicurean
eureka

Al Diaz said...

Congratulations on being Robin, :) I agree with Alex. You do a fine superhero! :)
elegant,
esteem
entertainment
element

Robin said...

Such a fun idea.

eggshells
expectorant
echolocation
estrangement
egregious

Robin said...

Such a fun idea.

eggshells
expectorant
echolocation
estrangement
egregious

Deniz Bevan said...

Oh! What a great A-Z topic! Wouldn't it be fun if we turned this into an A-Z related blogfest next year?
Okay, E...

Effervescent
Elanor
Eerie
Eldridge
Eat

Ella said...

Ella
energy
ego
eccentric
eel
elephant
exotic
excellent
eco-friendly
entry
eagle


Hope your tomorrow is better! I know I had an odd day, myself~ Sorry hope your wee one is better and your Dad had a wonderful day~

Chuck said...

Just one word...

ethereal

I have always liked saying it.

Chuck at Apocalypse Now

Lady's Knight said...

Extrapolate,expunge, eradicate, erudite, effuse
too many fun "e" words

nice to meet you Robin

we wrote about an egg
A dragon egg

We are at Lady's Knght

Samantha May said...

You are a real life super hero :D

Elixir
Estranged
Esoteric
Eliminate
Eagle

Lara said...

Euphonious :)

Trisha F said...

I love your theme for the A to Z, Nick! My E words are:

embolism
embellishment
envelope

Rhonda said...

everlasting
enormous
elephant
edge
eclipse
efficiency
energetic

PS: I love the story and the idea, you are brilliant.

Thanks for visiting my AtoZ.
Rhonda @Laugh-Quotes.com
AtoZ #42

Trisha F said...

Hmm, I can't see my comment that I just left here... I'm not sure if it's just taking a while to show up, but if it didn't post, here it is again:

Love your A to Z theme!

My "E" words are:

embolism
embellishment
envelope
everlasting

(yeah, added an extra one this time around)

Erin Shakespear said...

Alright, how about...

Eructation (to burp)
Eschew
Escargo
Ectopia
Erewhile

Good luck! :)

Kern Windwraith said...

What a great idea for a theme! And you're doing a great job integrating suggested words into the story!

My offerings:
exfoliate
effulgent
effluvia
ephemeral
entropy
espadrilles
evolutionary
eulalia

Have fun!

Ida Chiavaro said...

ebullient

Nick Wilford said...

Running a bit late today but I've got my five and about to do the next sentence. Thanks again!

Maria Perry Mohan said...

Extemporaneous, exemplary, extravagant. And I'm sorry if someone else mentioned them before.

That's an intriguing story you have there, Nick.

Medeia Sharif said...

I'm late, but eclectic, effulgent, emaciated, entertain, and effervescent.