#atozchallenge, Z is for Zoo…

“El, it’s Jason.  Call me, please.  Something came up.”  Ellie thought of the good-looking firefighter she’d met at Gran’s.  He was surprisingly charming and fun and they were going to dinner.

When Ellie called back, Jason explained he was babysitting his 4-year-old nephew, Zak, for the weekend as Zak’s mom had premature labor pains.

“Sorry, El, I hate to cancel, but they’re dropping him off soon.  Want to visit the zoo with us tomorrow?”  He sounded hopeful.

Zak was all innocence, holding Ellie’s hand as they walked.  “Are you gonna marry Uncle Jason and have a baby like my mom?”

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My theme this year was 100 word fiction.  So, no, don’t count this line.  This is a continuation of Ellie and Jason’s story from E is for Easter which you can find here.  And thanks for reading all my little stories this year!

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39 responses

  1. Out of the mouths of babes lol. I really enjoyed your A to Z! Hope you’ll continue with a few of the stories! Have a beautiful Sunday ❤

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    1. Thanks, D. Yes, I feel like I should have lots of writing prompts now, haha!

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  2. A lovely way to finish the month! Well done, thoroughly enjoyed your stories each day, always consistently good. Look forward to reading more in the future 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Iain. I wanted to experiment with different genres and it was enjoyable for me, though not always easy!

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  3. Way to go to get through the whole challenge! You did a great job. I’m so impressed. Creative, funny, thoughtful, poignant. You hit them all!

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    1. Thank you, Wendy. I really love that you read them all and commented. So appreciated!

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  4. You could have done something less than stellar for “z” just to get through, but you didn’t. I loved this one. You can finish the story with a lot more ups and downs, but I want the firefighter and El to get married, have kids, and live happily ever after. 😇

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  5. You really went for it. I am going to find time to try to read some of the others!

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    1. Thanks much for stopping by, I really appreciate your comments!

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  6. Aww, this is cute. And I love how honest and forthcoming kids are.

    You did an amazing job this month! ♥ 🙂

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    1. Thank you, it was easier than last year for me!

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      1. Last year was definitely MUCH easier than this year for me. I may have to go back to poetry…!

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      2. Yep, I get that. But I loved Bitchfest!

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  7. Congratulations on completing the A to Z challenge. Like the photo of the zebra great way to finish off the month. Have a nice week.

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  8. You survived … and THRIVED! Way to go. I went back to E and remembered the opening. I’m truly impressed how you were able to switch genres and still deliver with great results. Well done!
    Now I have to go back and pick up a few letters near the end of the alphabet that I missed during vacation week.

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  9. I like that they got a nice conclusion, a great way to end the month. Congrats on making it through! 🙂

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    1. Thanks, I might continue some of the stories that feel like they need a conclusion.

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      1. I think that’s a great idea, some of them were left in such a way that had me wondering what would happen next 🙂

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  10. Awww! Way to end with a bang! Very sweet and hopeful! You did it! Whew!

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    1. I’m glad it’s over but I did enjoy it This year!

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      1. And you have so much material to work with now!

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      2. I find I’m unable to comment on your final novel episode! But I loved it!

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      3. What?!? Oh no! But thank you!

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  11. I loved the cute, young and gangly giraffe in the photo. I enjoyed the fun alphabet posts which I was able to read, Dee. I like how several of your 100 word stories had romance and one I remember had mystery🔪 in it! 🙂

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      1. You’re welcome, Dee. 💟💐

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  12. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed them – thanks for sharing the stories!

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  13. You are such an amazing writer. There’s no way I can write fiction. Bravo

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      1. You’re welcome!

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  14. Followed you daily A to Z posts and liked them. Resolved to do it for June. While cleaning up my emails ( horreur) found I sent a poetry book to you for review some time ago. Did you ever get it? Title Northern Compass. Thanks. Isobel Cunningham

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    1. Isobel, forgive me, I did get it. Then the breast cancer and surgeries and chemo and it completely went out of my head. I will read and review, I promise, although I have less experience with poetry than fiction 🙂

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  15. Thanks. I never commented much on your journey through breast cancer. Forgive that….tough memories of a family member. Look forward to your impressions.

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