A-Z Blogging Challenge Theme Reveal

If it’s 21 March, it’s time for the Theme Reveal for the A-Z Blogging Challenge which takes place every April.

Last year was the first year I did the challenge, and as is my wont, I only decided at the last minute to have a go and didn’t have a theme. This year, I’m a bit better prepared and decided to have a common thread linking my blog posts.

So, what have I gone for?

Well, it probably won’t be any surprise, given my liking for writing twisty short stories, often with a dark bent, that I’ve decided to go with that as a theme. Every day during April (except Sundays which we get off for good behaviour) I’ll post a short piece starting with the initial letter for that day. (Sneak Preview – on 1 April I’m starting with the word Always.)

Now, this theme is quite  a lot of work, so I’ve made a start drafting the stories already. But there are still a few letters I haven’t got anything for. So, to help me out, if you’d like to suggest a word beginning with E, M or R, then I’ll see what I can do to write a story with that as the first word.

Please check back in April to see how this is all going. and if you’re taking part in the A-Z Blogging Challenge yourself, good luck, and hope you have fun!

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33 thoughts on “A-Z Blogging Challenge Theme Reveal

    • Hi Tamara, thanks for the ideas. So far, I’ve had some really interesting suggestions. Gonna go with your R for Run at least. My stories will be very short, so hopefully not too difficult. Look forward to catching up in April.

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  1. I’m doing 100 word flash fiction on the darker side of human nature and the letter A is always for me too! Looking forward to reading your stories, you’re on my “to visit” list 🙂
    Debbie

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    • Hi Debbie, great to hear from you, I think it could be an interesting month. I’ll be stopping by at yours too, I look forward to it. Not all mine will be dark, but hopefully they’ll all end up somewhere different to where they started.

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  2. Love this! Big fan of dark and twisty short stories (one of my favorite writers is Roald Dahl), so I’ll be a frequent visitor. Congrats on being part of John Holton’s team; I know him through the Battle of The Bands hop, and he’s a fabulous guy. You’ll have a great April together 🙂
    Guilie @ Life In Dogs

    Oh, almost forgot (and hope this helps):
    E—Easy / Etimology / Etsy Store / Echo
    M—More / Manchester / Miniature / Mosaic
    R—Rock n’ Roll / Russian / Red

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  3. Hi Kim!!! Hi-fi on being part of the same team Holton’s Heroes!!! 🙂 Interesting theme. Stories are always fun and interesting to read. You live so many lives in a short span of time. All the best for the challenge and being the minion.
    My suggestions – E : Ecstasy || M: Memories || R-Revenge 🙂 🙂
    @sneha_sasi from
    Life As a Potpourri

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    • Maleficent. What a great word. Thank you for that. The A-Z Blogging Challenge probably only has one rule really – write something on your blog every day during April (except Sundays, you get those off), starting with something beginning with A on 1 April, B on 2 April etc. Some people set themselves a theme, which I think makes it harder. Last year I did the challenge for the first time, and didn’t have a theme. My posts varied from Cats to Zentangle and everything in between. You can find more about the challenge at http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/
      Hope you decide to have a go. It’s free and friendly!

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