Thursday, April 14, 2016

A to Z: Short Beginnings L

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 L word suggestions in the comments section. Stop by tomorrow's post to read the story you inspired.

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K Story - brought to you by the words: exhaustion and utter nonsense

Katherine slipped into her kevlar vest and patted her thigh to make reassure herself that her knife was there and ready should she need it. She turned to her partner. "You ready for this?"
"I am." Kippers flexed her giant feet and patted her pouch. She grinned and turned to face the knoll where the kiwi stood.
The kiwi leered. "You'll never take me in."
"You're going back to Kenya where you came from," decreed Kippers.
"Australia. I came from Australia." The kiwi looked to Katherine. "I can't believe the police resorted to hiring kangaroos."
JKatherine got her cuffs ready. "Show him why, Kippers."
Kippers took a single step and landed on top of the kiwi. She reached into her pouch and whipped out a koala. She flung the koala at the kiwi. "Take that!"


  1. Wow, kevlar is a tough one to work in!

  2. I think you incorporated kevlar like a pro. You worked it in so that it flowed naturally with the story.

  3. Nice post. I really enjoyed reading this.


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