Reflecting on A to Z #atozchallenge

This was my second year participating in the A to Z Challenge, but my first time pants-ting it. The only plan I had was the theme — color. I’d had the words for each day selected ahead of time, and that was it.

Originally, I’d planned for it all to be poetry, but poetry is difficult to write on demand (at least for me), so I loosened the reins a bit.

I succeeded in writing 13 poems, 10 pieces of flash fiction, and 3 looser posts around the day’s color. I’m pretty happy with the results.

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Z is for Zomp #atozchallenge #flashfiction

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A House with a Pool

“This house has a lovely outdoor pool,” said the woman dressed in a cardboard brown suit as she led Alice outside.

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X is for Xanadu #atozchallenge

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Xanadu Dusk

At xanadu dusk, the males of the species whiz by on their bicycles. I wonder where they are going in such a hurry. The females ride their bicycles or roller skates slower. What is it with the male obsession with speed? Maybe it is because they die earlier than women. Maybe it is the speed that gets them there faster?

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U is for Ultramarine #atozchallenge #flashfiction

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The Ultramarine Letter

Even after months of yoga, I had problems with Halasana, plow pose, which was frustrating. Having attempted it successfully a few times in a row, I was sure I’d had it figured out. Then one day, I just couldn’t do it.

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S is for Seashell #atozchallenge

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Lukas looked at the stone house; it was impressive. They went in. It smelled of moss and coffee. They walked up the stairs to the room Basia and Milena were using as their bedroom. Basia quietly opened the door. Milena was still asleep on the mattress lying on the floor, a plaid blanket covered her body. Lukas walked closer and looked at her sleeping — peaceful like a small child. He had the greatest urge to hold her close. He sat down on the floor next to the mattress. Basia sat down next to him and looked at Milena.

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