Tuesday, April 7, 2015

A to Z: Beginnings F

THEME: Short Stories - at least the beginnings thereof.
YOUR PART: Throw out words from the letter of the day and I'll pick some of them to include in the opening paragraphs of a short story.
WHY: I'm most inspired when there's a little challenge involved. Usually that means an opening line or a theme. This month: your words.

Each evening I'll post the beginnings of a short story using some of the suggested words, As to when I'll end those stories...well, that's what the rest of the year is for.

So join in the comments with F words (no not that one) : names, places, moods, genres, things, whatever you want to throw at me. My creative bucket awaits. If you're here later in the day and I've already posted the story start, feel free to leave words for the next day's letter.

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Ferdinand smoothed his whiskers and pondered the author photo on the dust jacket of the book he was reading. A plain mouse stared back at him, nothing on his face to suggest that he'd write such a fantastical tale. It had to be fantasy. Why else would he suggest that felines were in fact friendly? Unless the author's mind was fracturing. Maybe too much sharp cheese.

He put the book down, being sure to tuck it into the shelf and align the spine with the others in his collection. His friends often teased him for being too fastidious, but really, was there such as a thing? Ferdinand sniffed the air. His family would be here soon.


  1. hmmm not that one Francophile, fairy and fastidious off the top of my head..

  2. Fractious, felonious, family fracturing friendly felines. ;-)

  3. Felicitous, fantastical, Ferdinand,

  4. I'm sure cats and mice could be great friends if they just sit down and settle their differences! Cute story.

  5. Hi Jean - glorious gardens, giant green glows, galloping gnomes ... I've probably missed the deadline for G .. ah well .. cheers - now I'll see what you've come up with .. Hilary

  6. I like that idea. Mice writing novels and cats critiquing them. Brilliant.

    TD Harvey
    A to Z participant


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