Monday, 8 April 2013

An A-Z Story - G

Greetings, friends! Letter G of the Challenge and the start of another week. Hope everyone's feeling great and in a gregarious mood.

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.

You were feeling generous at the weekend with a gigantic 263 F words given. Here are the five which have been chosen to grow my story:

Fluid (suggested by S.P. Bowers)
Fluke (suggested by Mark Means)
Further (suggested by Hilary Melton-Butcher)
Fabulous (suggested by Mama J)
For (suggested by Nouveau Scarecrow)

So now we have:


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.
     It did sound rather fabulous, in the true sense of the word, he thought to himself as he descended further before landing on an empty area of scaffold, all the better for making himself visible; next to him was some viscous fluid, making him think that any fall from this precarious structure would surely be a fluke.

Please give me your G words! This is turning out to be a real giggle. 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.

43 comments:

J.L. Murphey said...

Good
Gargoyle
Great
Gigantic
grate
garish
geek

S.P. Bowers said...

Hey you used one of mine!

Guarantee

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

How about gust and gregarious?

Heather Holden said...

Still impressed by how you're able to turn these random word suggestions into a story!

Some G words: gallant, grave, graveyard, gills, geisha, geezer, gush, gulp, grand, gawk, gem, geyser, grill, gutless, gun, gone, gargantuan, ghost, ghostly

Dani said...

Grander
Grammar
Gland

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

How about...

glow
glitter
ghost
gremlin
gloppy

Suzanne Furness said...

Seems like you are having loads of fun here, Nick! How about - gargoyle, glum, goofy, gastronomic or gravy.

C. Lee McKenzie said...

I love giggle, goose, gigantic and gobble! Happy G Day!

Melanie Schulz said...

grizzly
gnat
ghost
gnash
gallant

Jean Davis said...

Grapes
Good
Grief
Gone

Jay Noel said...

Whoa...leave it up to writers to come up with so many F words.

How about: goobers, golly, gentleman, and gritty

ilima said...

giggle
grand
grapes
gang
ghost

:)

Julie Flanders said...

Genius, gentrification, gallows, ginger, gel

michelle said...

Onto week 2!
Gripping
Gobsmacked
Gamble
Gullible
Gumption

Writer In Transit

Mel said...

So entertaining. Some words:
Gallivant
Geocentric
Grapefruit
Gummy
Grandstand
Gentrified
Germain

Sally said...

garnish
Guernsey
garrilous

Elise Fallson said...

Goober
Ghost
Galactic

:)

Border-breaking bound said...

Guts
Glow-worm
and
go-go girl

Bish Denham said...

How about:

Galaxy
Give
Glean
Green
Gala
Galahad
Garter
Gage
Geographic

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

golly
gee
gypsy
glue
galoshes

Dee said...

Gosh
Gerund
Gardenia
Ghost
Gull
Glove
Girl

J. A. Bennett said...

Story's coming along Great!

Gremlin
Generous
Goddess
Gracias

:)

Pk Hrezo said...

You're a rockstar Nick.

gregarious
gobstopper
gory
goo-goo goggles

L. Diane Wolfe said...

This is fun!

Gravity
Guilt
Gusto

Clare said...

Nick, I'm so impressed with how you're still making this work! :D

For my G words, I offer:
gnome
gawk
golf
gobble
grape

Mina Burrows said...

I can't even imagine. Keep going.

Goad
Gump
Greek
Gratification
Grumble

Carol Kilgore said...

gadabout
goofball
gurney
golly
golden
grape
Guernsey
gallop
group
gel
glad

Christine Rains said...

Yay! You're doing awesome with this, Nick. :)

Here are my G words: gable, geology, gilded, gnawing, and gushing.

Julia King said...

I'm enjoying the story so far. Bringing in Ella and the time travel is intriguing. Well done!

Golly
Gremlin
Grecian
Gregorian
Great
Giant
Go
Grumpy
Gallivanting

Gwen Gardner said...

This is so fun, Nick!

Grit, glitter, gusty, gutsy, glutton, glimmer and Gardengoyle!

Cherie Reich said...

Loving the story so far!

Ghost, goblin, ghoul, graveyard, gravity, goose, grouse, good

Nick Wilford said...

Thanks for the groovy selection so far! Keep up the good work!

Julia Chiang said...

Don't know if its too late.....but how about
ghastly
glimmer
glimpse (I used this word)
groovy
grunted
gnu
goosebumps
grandiose


loving the story!

Al Diaz said...

Gregorium, gargoyle, gal, gesture

Shell Flower said...

It's amazing that you are keeping this up so nicely. I love your F sentence. What a fun sentence exercise this month!

Greasy
Greedy
Gargoyle
Gargantuan
Ganja
Gummy Bears
Grinch
Grimace

Krista McLaughlin said...

I like how this is turning out! :)

Groper
Gnosis

Two words I learned about today! :)

Rhonda said...

guppy
gringo
gassy
gritty

Rhonda @Laugh-Quotes.com
Visiting from AtoZ #41


Carrie Butler said...

Nice work, Nick! :)

Golden
Grim
Gash

Nick Wilford said...

OK guys, that's enough G words! My sentence will be up soon.

Cynthia said...

government
golden age
guns
ghastly
gut
goody-two shoes

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with next!

Lynda R Young said...

aw, you said that's enough but I have to add, gargantuan or grisly (hehehe)

cbwentworth said...

Gullible
goiter
gesture
gallant
germ

This is so much fun! :-)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Nick .. got here and you used one of mine thank you!!

Your story will be so much fun ... and I'll enjoy reading the whole ..

Cheers Hilary