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!