Saturday, 6 April 2013

An A-Z Story - F

It's Saturday at last! Hope everyone had a fabulous
first week in the Challenge.

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.

215 fantastic entries yesterday - thank you! Here are the favoured five:

Exciting (suggested by Dee)
Eager (suggested by C. Lee McKenzie)
Effervescent (suggested by Deniz Bevan)
Ella (suggested by, erm, Ella!)
Esoteric (suggested by Samantha May)

And the story so far...

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? The effervescent Ella had always been eager for exciting adventures, but when he’d asked her to accompany him on this esoteric time travel mission, she’d called him a crazy drunk and left.

Please forward your F words to me below! (But not that one.) 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.

60 comments:

Grammy said...

Hello, my friend,
No "F" words yet? How about "Flaunt", "Freakish", "Flaming", "Flowery", "Fantasy" or "Fainting"? Hope that helps. Come see me as I continue my story of fiction, if you wish. Best regards to you. Ruby

Cassie Mae said...

Ooh, good addition to the story...

Let's see

Factual
Feline
Fraternity
Facelift
Fumble


S.P. Bowers said...

fluid, flog, frantic

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

frizzle
fabulous
flippancy
foregone
foresight

Medeia Sharif said...

fallacy, famous, furry, flub, fantasy

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Maybe he is crazy drunk.
Since I'm apparently not good at coming up with words, I'll just offer one today - forever.

Dee said...

Yay, a word of mine finally got picked! I feel like giving a speech or something. "I would like to thank my family and my friends for being so supportive to me all these years. I would never have been chosen without you." Or something like that.

My F words (and no, not that one):

Fudge
Fish
Fabulous
Freedom
Fur
Fastidious
Foxy

D is for Deecoded

Damyanti said...

Foibles
Fixations
Failings
Futuristic
Fantabulous
Frittering

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hey, Nick,

The story's really taking shape... Your theme is going to warrant a very COOL story when you're done!

Fantastic

Futuristic

Fabulous

Freaky

Filament

Foster

Feign

Sally said...

Fragile
Feeble
Frail
Frizzy
Fickle
See you Monday!

Susan Roebuck said...

You're doing a great job with the story. Five words? OK:

Fuzzy
Finicky
Faulty
Faint
Fantastic

J.L. Murphey said...

foolish
failure
fathom

Bish Denham said...

Fandango
Flibbertigibbet
Fortuitous

and

Fog

Jackie said...

Friendly
Feisty
Feather
Frosty
Feat

Ella said...

lol, Thanks Nick ;D
I can't wait to hear more!

F list:
frenzy
fireworks
free fall
fragile
fear
failing
face
facade
flare
flash
flaps
flood
faint
Funnel cake, lol

Carol Kilgore said...

fishing
ferns
family
foggy
flog
flag
funny
Fran
Frankenstein
flagellation
freaky

Samantha May said...

Yay for esoteric! I knew my ACT (standardized test for getting into college here in the US) prep would help me someday :P

Farce
Formula
Fritter
Famous
Fallacy
Facetious
Fickle
Fault

Have a great weekend!

M Pax said...

flimsy - flotsam?

Have a great weekend, Nick!

Jean Davis said...

Forget
Fancy
Freakish
Frog

Elise Fallson said...

Floozy
Fish
Fries

Have a good one! (:

L. Diane Wolfe said...

F words...

Foretell
Flow
Foolhardy
Flimsy

Gwen Gardner said...

Now Ellie, that's not nice, lol!

Here are my F words :)

Frigid
Freaky
Funnel
Flipping
Fixation

C. Lee McKenzie said...

Ha! Loved the "crazy drunk" part. Now Rose in Dr. Who wouldn't have turned down that offer of time travel. As to words starting with F:

farewell
friend
friggin'
faraway
fair
feelings

Good luck with the next iteration! So far it's great.

Shell Flower said...

Your latest sentence cracked me up--LOL. Great story. Here are some F-words, uh that didn't come out right...

fractal
foresight
forgive
forest
foreshadowing
forthcoming

Al Diaz said...

That fish looks just like Dori from Finding Nemo, lol.
Feature
Fan
Fantastic
Final

DayDreamer said...

Hey, great theme for the challenge. Love the story so far.

Frozen
Fallacy
Fiddle
Funky

Mark Means said...

Nice flash there, Nick :)

My "F" words (I'll refrain from "F" bomb :D )

Fixate
Fluke
Flux Capacitor
Feline
Fidelity

Christine Rains said...

How you're doing this, I don't know! It's so much fun. My F words for you: fallacy, festival, fictitious, forbidden, and furrow.

Dawn Malone said...

Frontier, fist, festering, flagrant, freckled

Chuck said...

Fortunate

Flora

Fauna

Futile

Feudal

Chuck at Apocalypse Now

Crystal Collier said...

Awesome. Can I tell you again how incredible your meme is?

functional
fantastic
fractured
flipping
fancy

cbwentworth said...

fragile
faint
ferocious
false
frank

Tough letter!

Jan Newman said...

What a fun idea. How about frippery and funicular?

Shannon Lawrence said...

Love how you're working the words in there!

Frabjous (it's not a real word, but it worked in the Jabberwocky, I think).
Fractious, fastidious, futuristic, flatulent, fearsome, frenetic, factions.

Shannon at The Warrior Muse

michelle said...

Flabbergasted
Frenzy
Fortitude
Femme Fatale
Fragmented

Writer In Transit

Week 1 is over!

Rhonda said...

Fun (also describes your AtoZ)
flamboyant
freakish
farting
follows

Rhonda @Laugh-Quotes.com
AtoZ #42

Julie Flanders said...

Haha, this poor guy. Or maybe he really is a crazy drunk. I'm so impressed with your writing for this, I could never do it!

F words:

Frilly, frigid, feline, fraulein, frankfurter

Ashley Nixon said...

Oh my gosh! You have nearly 37 comments with F words! Hmm...Frog, Fantastic, Fix, Foe, Flaxen.

Carrie Butler said...

This is shaping into quite the story! :)

Frost
Fluid
Fortress

Rebecca Green Gasper said...

This theme is so fantastic. I love it- what fun!

Nick Wilford said...

Some fantabulous suggestions here! Thanks friends!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Nick - just catching up .. love what you're doing - that's great ..

I hope the little one is feeling better and that generally life has settled down in Wilford land. Happy Birthday to your Dad too ..

Flitwick - town in Bedfordshire
Frog
Fishy
Further
Fan


Cheers and happy writing .. Hilary

KC Kendricks said...

Flabbergasted - my fave F word :)

Thanks for stopping by Between the Keys earlier. I really look forward to the A to Z Challenge and meeting new people and checking out the different blogs. What fun!

Mama J said...

I'm a bit late but my F words are:

Fleeting
Farmyard
Fabulous
Famous
Flamingo

Kimberly Gabriel said...

I'm so impressed the way you are cleverly weaving these words together!

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

PS: Thanks for stopping by my 4th Wish blog. I hope you enjoy the movie. (Quartet).

Elizabeth Poole said...

It looks like you have plenty of words! I just have to say, I love this idea and I am really enjoying reading along. ;)

Tammy Theriault said...

How about f words that take the place of f words...
Frick
Fudge
Frick and frack

Jay Noel said...

Hmmm...F-words. How about:

fudrucker, finesse, fellows, and fern

Susan Scott said...

flip
flop
freedom

Melanie Schulz said...

Hello there, I've really enjoyed visiting your posts this week, and seeing you on mine.
F is for:
Fat
Frugal
Fabulous
Fantasy

Melanie Schulz said...

Hello there, I've really enjoyed visiting your posts this week, and seeing you on mine.
F is for:
Fat
Frugal
Fabulous
Fantasy

Clare said...

Excellent progress, Nick!

I offer up:
ferry
flea
frog
fountain
fortunate

Claire Gillian said...

This is a Fun and Fabulous approach to the challenge. F words (ha! you'll wish I'd picked "fun" and "fabulous" after you see what comes next):

felicitations
feral
ferocious
fecundity
filibuster

I'm sure you'll have better choices but for my money, I'd love to see you use fecundity the most. LOL

Heather Holden said...

Please forward your F words to me below! (But not that one.)

*hee* This had me giggling far too much! XD

nouveauscarecrow said...

Flowery felicitations for a functional flight of free-form fictional fancy. Fantastically fun and fortuitous fluff. Fun and fab! Farewell....

Zoe said...

finagle
factoid
futeristic
feline
ferocity
focus
focal
fencing
fortitude
filterless
fleeting

Nick Wilford said...

Thanks everyone! About to fashion my latest sentence so no more F words please. (Zoe, you just made the draw.)

Lynda R Young said...

Fantabulous
finicky

Deniz Bevan said...

Aww, you got one of mine! Can't wait to see where this story's gone while I've been away...