Friday, 12 April 2013

An A-Z Story - K

K Day today! Hope no one's killing themselves as we approach the end of Week 2, because enjoyment is the key!

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.


A big kiss from me for the 126 J words yesterday! Here are the chosen five:

Joyous (suggested by Carol Kilgore)
Joy (suggested by Ella)
Jail (suggested by Ella)
Jeopardy (suggested by Mina Burrows)
Jester (suggested by Heather Holden)

Yes, the selection is entirely random! 'Kay, 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. Stepping away from the gel-like substance, he felt something watching him and turned to see a Gardengoyle on the wall next to a carved bunch of grapes, which caused the gregarious sounds of the workmen to die away as two thoughts rang clearly in his head: what was it doing here, and did he detect guilt in the creature’s eyes?
     That horrendous stare was starting to give Acatour a headache when a workman with a harried expression shimmied up onto the platform via a hemp rope, his arrival causing an apparently hilarious reaction in the Gardengoyle. “Hey, you!” said the workman, stomping towards Acatour, but something seemed to interrupt his progress, drawing him inexorably towards the island of iridescent liquid, which seemed entirely illogical to the angel until he sensed the impish carving’s illicit intentions.
     The workman slipped on the puddle and waved his arms frantically like a jester, trying not to fall over the edge; in that moment Acatour sensed the wickedly joyful mirth of the Gardengoyle and grabbed the man’s arm, saving him from jeopardy and causing the creature’s joy to dissipate as it contemplated a future in Paranormal Jail.

I can't wait to see the K words from all you Kool Kats (OK, I cheated.) 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.

41 comments:

Suzanne Furness said...

You'll have a book by the time you're finished, Nick! Keep going.

Kestrel
Kelpie
Knock
Knickers!

Dee said...

Kool! (I cheated too.)

My K words:

Kryptonite
Kiss
Kerfuffle
Kill
Key
Kindness
Koala

From the A-Z neighborhood,
Dee is for Deecoded

Kimberly Gabriel said...

Karma
killjoy
Komodo Dragon
kleptomaniac

I love how your story is taking shape Nick!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I think the gardengoyle makes the story.
Kaleidoscope, knowledge, and keeper.

J.L. Murphey said...

Knight
kindness
kept
keep
kinetic

Christine Rains said...

I'd like to see a Paranormal jail! Here are my K words: keel, kilt, kindling, knobbly, and kung fu.

Bish Denham said...

Kale
Kefir
Keg
Kettle
King
Klaxon
Kiwi
Knack
Knap
Knave
Kole

Stephen Tremp said...

Kepler for me. K sure has been a Krazy one so far.

KRITI said...

Kainotophobia,,,kinks,,,kiosk !!

Will that be kay?? :D

Regards

Kriti

Al Diaz said...

Geez! k words are not flowing to my brain this morning except katana. Is that a signal that I'm pondering on hara-kiri?

Ella said...

Wow-joy jail, lol!

I love your intriguing challenge! I am behind-off to do J and K today.

K:
kite
kiss
knife
king
kin
kind
ka-pow ( a great comic book word)
King Cobra
kaleidoscope
Kansas

Can't wait to see K

Grammy Staffy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. It is nice to meet new bloggers. My k words are knack, king, know, knowing, knit

C. Lee McKenzie said...

Paranormal Jail! Now that's a great idea.

As for K words:

kite
kill
Kilroy
Kalidoscope

L. Diane Wolfe said...

The story gets better and better.

Kindred
Kind
Keeper
Keg

Carol Kilgore said...

king
keep
keg
Kenya
key
kid
kitchen
kit
Klondike
Ketchikan
Kodiak

Elise Fallson said...

Kidney
Kilogram
Kevin
Kiss
Kite

(:

ilima said...

King
Kangaroo
Keen
Kind
Knight

Rachna Chhabria said...

My K words

Kitten
Kinky
Kismet
Knife
Knock
Knowledge

loverofwords said...

Kaleidoscope
Kremlin
kumquat
kvass
Kyrie
kosher
kitsch
keel
Komodo Dragon

Cynthia said...

kite
kiss
kinky
kangaroo
kindness
kinship

Clare said...

That naughty Gardengoyle; good job Acatour was there! The concept of Paranormal Jail intrigues me.

For K I offer up:
kumquat
knight
kip
klaxon
knarred

Jay Noel said...

Paranormal Jail? Now you're talking!

How about: karate, kite, and kick

Rhonda said...

It just keeps getting better!

Kingdom
keeper
kite

Nick Wilford said...

This is practically a Kilo of words! (Groan.) Thanks everyone and have a great weekend!

L.G. Smith said...

Making great progress!

knock-kneed
knave
killjoy
kachina

Julia Chiang said...

looking good....

Kryptonite (please.... I used it in mine)
Know-it-all
Knockout
kneel
kite
knife

M. J. Joachim said...

Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with for q and x - including you...kelp, ketchup, kadiddlehopper

Cindy Dwyer said...

I'm really imagining that paranormal jail.

Kitty
Kites
Kids
Kernel

Julie Flanders said...

Haha paranormal jail has to suck.

K is a hard one! My mind is totally blank LOL.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Great job with the story!
Killer instinct
Kite
kick

Rebecca Douglass said...

This is brilliant! And now I have to subscribe to your blog to see how you manage. Especially with Q and X.
--Rebecca at www.ninjalibrarian.com

Angela Brown said...

Enjoyed the story. So many K words have already been offered.

K:
Kate (as in Kate Beckinsale)
kiln
knead

Jean Davis said...

Kicking
Knuckles
Knock

Vanessa Kelly said...

Hi Dropping by from A to Z. Your blog is KICK ASS!

My K words . . .

knead
kill
Kipling
kidding
karma

Julia King said...

You're going to have a nice story by Z.

Ok, my words:

Kimonos
King (haha, I had to add my last name in)
Kindling
Kinsfolk
Kaleidoscope
Knut

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Nick .. I hope you and the family are getting over the various bugs - they are nobbling us in all directions aren't they .. and that's not even a K word either!

Cheers .. I'll catch up properly with your story next week ... have a quiet weekend .. and with some sun I hope. Hilary

Heather Holden said...

Oh, one of my word suggestions made it this time?! Fun! :D

Lynda R Young said...

King Kong
Killjoy
kryptonite

Medeia Sharif said...

kind, knife, knit, kin

Nick Wilford said...

Thanks everyone! Just about to get my next sentence up so that's enough for now!

cbwentworth said...

kind
knowledge
knot
knee
kinetic

Ooo, that was tougher than the others. :-)