Monday, April 25, 2016

A to Z: Short Beginnings U

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

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Sorry, life happened at the end of the week and I fell a little behind. S Story has been posted on T day.
T Story:
Tony urged his horse to fly over the grass. He had to make it back to the others before the tornado made touched the ground. The dark clouds loomed in the distance, the black funnel cloud reaching to the treetops. Trunks bent wildly, the leaves torn from the branches and whipping him in the face. The wind roared like the enraged tiger that was his totem.
He clung to the horse, keeping his mouth shut against the debris pelting him. When the teepees came into sight he let out a whoop of triumph. He'd have time to save them all.
Tony rushed into the teepee he shared with his mother and sisters only to run into the scowling form of his uncle. The towering man held a tomahawk raised in his hand.
His voice thundered. "What have you done?"


  1. Oh no! Nice job on this way. Good reversal.

    For U, how about "ugly"

    @mirymom1 from
    Balancing Act

  2. Hi Jean - for ubiquitous ... have fun with these - your others have been great reading and very apposite ... cheers Hilary

  3. LOL! You did it!!! Well done!

    Ululate and ukulele.

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