Every April, a hardy group of bloggers set forth to complete the A to Z April Blog Challenge. This involves posting a blog every day in April—except Sundays. As if posting every damn day isn’t enough, the posts have to be in alphabetical order. Meaning your topic for Day 1 starts with an A . . . aaaaaand you get the idea.

It starts out like this:

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Proceeds to this:

And ends up a little like this:

 

For the past three years, I’ve participated with themes like Magical Words, Magical Crystals, and Creepy, Crawly Critters. Lots of fun!

This year, I’m trying something new. I’m a writer, so I’m posting a brand new story. Each day, I’ll post a short episode—averaging around 400 words. I’ll also link to previous posts and a weekly link to the Story So Far.

If you follow my blog you won’t be surprised to find that I’m writing a fantasy/Gothic tale about—what else—witches.

Comments Welcome!!

I particularly love compliments, but I’m also interested to see if each episode does what I want it to and if the story as a whole makes sense. And, of course, if any nasty typos or outright mistakes linger—tell me about that, too.

“A Cold Spring”

By Sorchia DuBois

 Lucia murdered two-thirds of the powerful Darkmore and La Croix families with a blinding curse. A thousand years later, when Allium Darkmore and Maddock La Croix celebrate their wedding, the guests can’t help but shudder at the memory.

That’s all it is, isn’t it?

A memory?

26 Comments

  1. clicksclan

    I really enjoy reading the fiction which gets created during the A to Z Challenge.

    Good luck with it.

    Cait @ Click’s Clan

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  2. Arlee Bird

    Sounds like some fun on your blog this April. I wish you well with your writing project.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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  3. Melissa Sugar- Gold (@msugar13)

    Cool theme. I like the idea of a story that continues from one letter to the next. As long as the posts aren’t too long and readers can easily click on a link to the previous day’s letters/stories to play catch up, it’s a fascinating idea. You’ve already hooked me with your short blurb. I’ve bookmarked your blog and will start from the beginning. I also happen to love witch stories. Glad I found your blog. Can’t wait to read your work.

    Melissa @
    Sugar Crime Scene – A to Z Challenge

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  4. shalzmojo

    Wowzza! This sounds so scrumpilicoius that I have earmarked your blog pronto.
    Lets rock April with our blogs.
    Cheers
    shalzmojo

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  5. Maggie

    Your theme is awesome! I love the idea of posting a piece of your story every day! Plus, I adore gothic themes! 😀 Have a great challenge this year!

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    1. SorchiaD (Post author)

      Thanks a million! It’s been a learning experience to write–I can tell you that. Hope it delivers 🙂 Be sure to let me know what you think of it.

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      1. Maggie

        I certainly will! 😀

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  6. ADITI KAUSHIVA (@kaushiva)

    Love the blurb and the idea of a continuation story! All the best!
    Aditi

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    1. SorchiaD (Post author)

      Thank you! It’s certainly been fun to work on it and I can’t wait to see comments.

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  7. radhikasreflection

    Great! Looking forward!

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    1. SorchiaD (Post author)

      Thanks so much! Be sure to tell me what you think of it.

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      1. radhikasreflection

        Sure?

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  8. Shari Elder Stories (@ShariElderBooks)

    Ooh, you are very brave. Good for you. I’ll look forward to seeing the story unfold. Blurb looks awesome.

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    1. SorchiaD (Post author)

      Brave or foolhardy? Sometimes there’s a thin line. Thanks so much for checking it out. Be sure to let me know what you think.

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  9. raesquiggles

    Intrigued already – looking forward to your story.

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    1. SorchiaD (Post author)

      Thanks so much! I hope you like it 🙂

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  10. jazzfeathers

    Last year I followed quite a few stories during the challenge, but this year… yours the first I’ve found. And you bet I’m following it 😉

    Have a great challenge!

    @JazzFeathers
    The Old Shelter – Theme Reveal – 1940s Film Noir

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    1. SorchiaD (Post author)

      When I find other stories, I’ll add the links on my posts. Happy Blogging and Thanks for following!!

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  11. imaginativeworks

    Great theme reveal, it made me laugh. I can’t wait to read your stories. I recently decided to try writing some fantasy myself, but I am doing my research first and haven’t actually started a piece yet. Anyway, very excited to read more.
    My theme:
    RaisingBoys
    Shari

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    1. SorchiaD (Post author)

      Best of luck to you with your fantasy writing! I have one son and a daughter–both grown and gone (except when they come home to do laundry. . . .or to watch tv. . . .or to eat 🙂 You certainly won’t have problems finding topics for your posts!

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  12. Tamara Narayan

    Wow, that sounds ambitious. Good luck with your story.

    2017 A to Z Blog Challenge Theme Reveal

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    1. SorchiaD (Post author)

      Well, I’ve got the story written already–though it needs a good revision before I foist it upon an unsuspecting public–so it isn’t as ambitious as it sounds. Thanks for commenting! Good luck to you, too.

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  13. randommusings29

    This sounds great, I love a dark story!
    Debbie

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    1. SorchiaD (Post author)

      Great! Looking forward to hearing what you think of it. Happy A-Zing.

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  14. C.D. Gallant-King

    Good times! Will keep an eye on your posts.

    Stories I Found in the Closet

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    1. SorchiaD (Post author)

      Thanks so much!! Let me know what you think of it. Happy Blogging!

      Reply

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