Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A to Z challenge: J is for JuJu!

So, my approach to the A-Z challenge is this:  Write a story using only words which begin with letters we've 'passed.' So, in other words, on day one I can use words which start with A, on day two it's words which start with A, or B, etc.

The goal here?  Silliness. Enjoy!

Day J!

A - Alan Adkinson attacked Alicia’s alabaster angel at Akron Academy. Afterwards, Alicia admitted attacking aggressively augmented Alan’s attractiveness. Alicia accepted Alan’s advances, and, after an adventure, Alan’s artless attitude.

B - Betty Boswell, bored and bitter behind Berkshire’s accounting arm, accidentally acquired Alicia’s alabaster angel. Bedeviled by aforementioned accursed angel, Betty began Alan’s annihilation by arranging an attack against Alicia and Akron!

C - Careful contemplation communicates certain conundrums: Could Alicia’s alabaster angel cause Betty Boswell’s baneful attitude? Certainly! Alicia’s angel actually contained a bound air creature; cruel, angry, and bitter. Bound constructs (as Alicia’s angel) actually commonly corrupt capable adults. (Beware both angel carvings and alabaster containers.) Betty, bound and controlled, behaved accordingly.

D - Deemed dangerous by Akron Academy, Alan admitted defeat. Alan denied Akron’s accusations, and Alicia accepted Alan’s comforting, but admitted certain doubts. Crushed, Alan departed Akron and abandoned Alicia, chasing comfort and direction abroad.

E - Eventually, Alan discovered employment as an excavator deep below Earth’s crust at “Everwilde Excavations.”  Although affording excellent compensation, excavation also allowed ample contemplation. Even abrupt, artless Alan discerned Alicia’s emotions. Contrite and chagrined, Alan examined evacuating Everwilde.

F - Fate eventually found Alicia alone and exhausted behind a Berkshire Accounting building, fainted from a fatigue and depression cocktail. Alicia’s angel felt Alicia’s fallen condition and acted fast. Betty, acting as Alicia’s friend, enticed forlorn Alicia, and Alicia became Betty’s flatmate.
G - Digging amid ancient fossils, Alan discovered a gray cube. Curious, Alan brushed and dug and ground dirt and dust away. Eventually, Alan found arcane designs etched along edges and corners. Gripping and dragging, Alan dislodged a cover and glimpsed a gem-covered case.

H - After dinner, Alan dozed and didn’t hear a faint call emanating from his curious case.
    “Hush...” air hissed, and bright eyes blinked from Alan’s box.
    “Alan.. Alan. Alan!” Alan dreamed he heard Alicia calling him.
    Alan awoke, his eyes blinking at empty air.

I - “I guess I’ll call it Hush,” Alan considered. He had discovered a creature in his box and it had hushed him.
    “Hush!” hushed Hush. “Hooooosh!” It bounced atop Alan’s hand. “Heesh heesh heeeeesh!”
    Alan chuckled at Hush’s antics. Its diminutive frame and itsy-bitsy claws brushed Alan’s fingers. Abruptly, Hush bit Alan’s fingertip, gently at first, but harder and harder. “Hey!” Alan hollered in aggravation. But Hush bit harder.
    “Hey! I-” Alan felt a curious feeling in his arm. Blood drained from his face, and he collapsed.

J - “Jerk.” Alicia deleted another email from Alan. “Just go away.”  Delete.
    Alicia had been Betty’s flatmate for a few days and her Angel’s evil juju had already affected her. Betty gleefully eavesdropped as Alicia fell deeper and deeper into darkness and despair - ignoring Alan’s calls, deleting his emails, and generally behaving just as her Angel desired.


Sherry Gloag said...

Very clever. I'll be back to read more, again.

Laura Marcella said...

Hello, Greg! This is such a clever theme for the challenge! I hope you continue with the letters. I want to see how it turns out!

Aave a great weekend and happy A to Z!!

Sarah Pearson said...

I'm struggling to keep up with everyone's blogs - thanks for making it nice and easy for me to catch up here :-)

Jennifer said...

This is great. I would never have thought to do something like this. I'll have to check back to see how it ends. Visiting from the A to Z Challenge.

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Very cute idea. I like it. I'm trying to visit all the A-Z Challenge Blogs this month. My alphabet is at

nutschell said...

a creative and fun theme for the A-Z!:)

Happy A-Zing!

Liz said...

Genius! Such fun! i thoroughly enjoyed your inventiveness.

If you fancy stopping by mine, I'm leaving you my A-Z link as blogger always identifies me as my shared blog with other poets - my A-Z is this one:

Sylvia Ney said...

What an interesting idea for this challenge! New follower here. I’m enjoying reading my fellow “A to Z”ers. I look forward to visiting again.


Von L Cid said...

What a challenge. Way to go, I'm amazed you were able to keep it coherent in the early days of the challenge. Best of luck the rest of the way.

Visiting from AtoZ
Von L
The Growing Writer

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