And My 2015 A-Z Blogging Challenge Theme is...


First, lets revisit the past. Okay? You have no choice.

In 2012, my first experience with the A-Z Challenge, I wrote short fiction. Eventually, I rewrote it, sent to a professional editing service and then compiled it into a digital book titled Grim Tales From The Ruralhood. That was super fun, but lots of work.
In 2013, I wrote The Waiting Summer, memories of the summer before my senior year when I worked at waiting tables. These stories are still at The Ruralhood and (painfully) unedited, if you want to read them. Help yourself! That year was fun, too, remembering, sometimes fearing for my pencil thin teen self after the fact.   
In 2014, at The Rurahood, I wrote about some of my family treasures and shared photos. Sometimes the photos were the treasure.

This year's A-Z theme is, I think, possibly, maaaayyyybeeee, might be: The first and last lines of some of my favorite books and/or short stories.
I’m obsessed with first lines and last lines. Journaling Woman will be my blog of choice this year. If I think the last line will give away the ending, then I’ll say spoiler alert, but honestly, I haven’t found one last line (by itself) that told me how the book (really) ended.
That’s it, unless I change my mind.
There’s still time to join the fun of the A-Z April Challenge. Go here to sign up.


  1. Oh, what a WONDERFUL idea for your A-Z challenge! Very creative, and perfect for both readers and writers. Plus, who doesn't love a good first or last line?

  2. Although I'm not doing A to Z this year, I look forward to seeing what lines you come up with.

  3. Hi Teresa - sounds great fun .. and I'll learn loads - as I'm sure many of the books I won't have read. I've always enjoyed your entries and am so glad you're doing it this year ... cheers for now -Hilary

    1. What I forgot to say .. ladies are allowed to change their minds!

  4. Sounds like your theme is going to be fun. I don't think I've ever read a last line that gives away the ending either. It'll be interesting to see if you find one that does.

  5. A great indeed indeed. Famous last words

  6. Sounds like a good plan! So the A to Z part will be the book title, I take it?

  7. First and last lines? A really fun concept. A haunting last line for me was: He loved Big Brother. I'll be by for each one. :-)

  8. I like that theme. I also tend to look at the first and last lines if I'm thinking about buying or reading a book. I can't think of a last line that spoils the ending and usually I have no idea what the author is talking about anyway without having read what preceded the line.

    Have fun with the theme!

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out


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