As many of you know I enjoy a challenge and coming across an Abecedarian Flash on Jules from Flashy Fiction I was overcome with an urge to challenge myself. Could I write a story where each word started with the next letter in the alphabet. Was it possible I wondered to write a story without the use of articles such as the and a, or pronouns such as he, she and it. Without these could you make a story that would make sense. I firstly tried a dialogue piece. That I thought would be easier. Not so, for me at any rate. Finally I came up with my flash and it wasn’t easy. I would love to put out the challenge to join me. If you do one put a link in the comments.
A boy called Derek entered Fort Granada. He idly jiggled knapsack lugs. Maquis, not overtly periculous. Quicksticks. Removed sack tossed underneath verandah. Wham! Xanthippes yarled zounds!
Maquis – guerilla resistance force
Periculous – dangerous
Quicksticks – Without delay
Xanthippes – ill-tempered women
yarled – wailed; howled
Zounds – mild oaths