Sunday, March 19, 2017

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A-Z Challenge 2017 






Here we are in Amble Bay, a small coastal village of about a hundred dwellings, a couple of farms and a little over two hundred and eighty souls who live in perfect peace and harmony, at least, for most of the time! 

Over the next few weeks I will be looking back at some of the events that have shaped our lives; some enjoyable, some tragic, but in the main amusing! I’ll introduce you to several of our residents. We’ll visit the Fish Inn, the shops, the church and the village hall. I’ll take you down to the beach, and along the coastal path. Depending on how much time we have, we may even catch the bus into Bustleton our nearest town. We’ll see.

I was born here. I left for a while, but as they say, home is where the heart is and mine beats right here.

I scribbled you a map so you can get your bearings. It's not very good, but it may help. Right, I’m off for a pint. I’ll see you on the first of April... bye for now.


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64 comments:

  1. This sounds like fun, Keith. Maybe the makings of a future novel? I could see it.

    Have a great April!

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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    1. Who knows? Thanks for the welcome Arlee

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  2. Love this area of the world so looking forward to hearing about it from someone who is a real local. Enjoy the crazyness of April.

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  3. Hi Keith - sounds a great plan and theme for the A-Z - combining your talent for short amusing stories and then the creative idea of tying them all together ... and that map - clever! Cheers and see you there - Hilary

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  4. This sounds like a lot of fun. Great to explore some new places!
    Debbie

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    1. I intend having fun, I hope you havefun with me! Thanks so much.

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  5. Short, small town stories sound really great, especially humorous ones! Looking forward to it, and best of luck with the challenge!

    Theme Reveal: Magical and Medicinal Herbs

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    1. I'm going to need plenty of luck that's for sure. Thanks Sara

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  6. Oh, awesome! I can hardly wait.

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    1. Thanks so much. Yours sounds fascinating.

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    1. Yours sound terrific. So looking forward to it.

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  9. This is a wonderfully cool idea for tying your stories together with a common thread. It is amazing that our ideas for the A to Z are so similar, apparently it is true that "great minds think alike!" :-)

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    1. That's the very phrase that entered my head when I read your reveal! Fun isn't it?

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  10. A novel theme idea, and a novella in the making. How intriguing!

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  11. I'm in love with the place already.

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  12. This is going to be a lot of fun. Looking forward to the stories!

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    1. Nick, I'm so looking forward to reading your posts again. Best of luck mate!

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  13. Looking forward to reading about your journey, and your return home!

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    1. Good to see you sgain Yolanda. Happy blogging!

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  14. What an awesome idea! And I love that drawing too! Good luck and I'll be checking back in!

    Marquessa @simplymarquessa from
    Simply Marquessa

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  15. Sounds interesting. I look forward to reading about your town in flash fiction fashion.
    Kristin at Finding Eliza

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    1. ...and I look forward to seeing you there!

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  16. Cool idea for the challenge. Happy blogging.

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  17. Great topic, Keith. I'm looking forward to learning more about it through you.

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  18. Interesting! Sounds fun. I love a good story.
    The holidays of April is my #AtoZchallenge Theme.
    http://uniquelymaladjustedbutfun.blogspot.com/2017/03/april-holidays-atozchallenge-2017-theme.html
    -Jamie @PenMinion

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    1. Thanks Jamie. Just visited yours and it sounds really great.

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  19. Looking forward to reading about Amble Bay and its inhabitants and hoping to find out where in the world it is. Good theme and all the best for the A to Z Challenge.

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    1. Best of luck tyring to find it! Even I'm not sure where it is!

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  20. Amble Bay sounds idyllic! Look forward to reading. All the best for a great A-Z.

    Nilanjana.
    Madly-in-Verse

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    1. Thanks so much. Once again I'll be following you during April

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  21. What a lovely theme! I love flash fiction and I eagerly look forward to your posts!

    - Anjali - Day-dreamer, occasional writer, guitar hobbyist and dog-lover
    https://akprowling.wordpress.com/2017/03/25/blogging-from-a-z-challenge-theme-release

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  22. Your theme is awesome , Keith. Looking forward to your challenge posts in April . This is going to be my first year at the A to Z challenge . I blog at https://aslifehappens60.wordpress.com

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    1. Best of luck with it moon. I'll be visiting you

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  23. Hi, Keith--I'm here from my reveal to see what's up with yours. I love flash fiction. I am in awe of those who can create it. I can only get so far as short stories of 3500-5000 words. I am eager to see what you produce. Angelica French
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    1. Mne will only be around 200 words! I'm in awe of anyone writing 5000 words!

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  24. Good luck Keith. Hoping to join in this year too, although still debating my theme. Yours sounds great!

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  25. Sounds like a fun theme. I love all the flash fiction I find during the challenge.

    PS: Yes, html doesn't work in my comments. Kinda sucks, but what can I do?

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    1. Me too as long as it's not too pretentious. For me it needs to be easy to understand at first reading and as short as possible! Cheers Patricia

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  26. (am surpassing on the Apples to Zebra Challenge this year), but envy you your theme... how much fun will that be, discovering life in the small town, a day at a time... v cool.

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    1. ...I just hope I come up with 26 interesting things! Thanks Clark

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  27. How fun! I look forward to future exploration of Amble Bay. I'm directionally dyslexic but you've laid out such a helpful map I don't think I'll get lost. But if I do, I'll yell for help. Perhaps Arthur will hear.

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    1. He may do, you never know with Arthur! Thanks Deborah

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  28. I am a tad bit late in here...but better late than never. Wow! That sounds like some plan. Love the passion and plot of your story already...Will surely be catching up on the chapter stories I missed over the weekend. It sure does look exciting. I am taking part in the #AtoZChallenge for the first time and would like to invite you to my blog https://pensense.blogspot.in. Would love to know your thoughts on it. Keep writing. Cheers!

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  29. Keith, what a quaint introduction to your theme! I wish I had found this sooner. I will certainly bookmark your series to read all once the challenge is behind me. It really looks fun!

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    1. That's so kind Cathy - likewise me with yours!

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