Wednesday, April 29, 2015

A to Z: Beginnings Y

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 Y words. 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.


Tamara pulled her yellow cloak tighter as she huddled in the field of yarrow. The distant yell of the yeti echoed through the surrounding mountains. Moments later the yodel of a female answered. Only the most daring of the gatherers dared ventured into the fields during mating season and Tarmara was determined to be counted as one of them.


  1. How can there only be one day left?! It's been so quick.

    Yeti, yodel, yarrow.

  2. Hello there.
    Unfortunately, I have no creative juices left! Just visiting briefly on my way around the challenge list.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Entrepreneurial Goddess

  3. Hi Jean - you know I'm not sure where I find your stories ... please let me know!! Thanks.. Hilary

    1. I should have added You, Yellow, Yelp ...

    2. I add the story starts in each day's post. I'm a couple days behind at the moment. I didn't even get a chance to open my writing laptop yesterday. :(

      Thanks for your word support this month!


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