Saturday, April 9, 2016

A to Z: Short Beginnings H

2016 THEME: Short Stories - at least the beginnings thereof.
YOUR PART: Throw out names, themes, random words or situations using 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 challenge involved. Usually that means an opening line or a theme. This month: your words.

My creative blender awaits your H word suggestions in the comments section. Stop by tomorrow's post to read the story you inspired.

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G story:
Looking for guidance, Grace turned to her best friend and gave her the most pathetic boo boo lip she could muster. "If I can't convince Gary to play the game, I'll never pass the summoning test."
Gladice rolled her eyes, immune to the lip. "Goodness Gracious, Grace, pick someone else! He's not the only boy around. All you need is a guy to kiss you so you can open the gate." She flopped down on the bed next to Grace. "And you could get any guy around to kiss you with that lip."
"But Greg isn't any guy. He's all hot and smooth like gravy."
Laughter rolled out of Gladice until hiccups took over. "Gravy? Your mother must make it different that mine, lumpy and with this scary sheen of coagulated greasy bits on top."
Grace sighed and rolled over to face the ceiling of the dorm room they shared. "You're not helping."


  1. Cool, I think a couple of my G's made it into the story. I like what you did with this.
    How about harrowing for H?
    Rosa Temple writes...

  2. Love this theme! Some of the later letters will be interesting. Meanwhile...H

    Helpless, heaving, heifer, heirloom.

  3. I was never a big fan of gravy... :D
    For H, how about... "hollow"?

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    The Multicolored Diary

  4. Hot and smooth like gravy? That cracks me up!

  5. Smooth like gravy - now that's a new description.
    For H - haunted.


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