The Storyteller’s Abode nominated me for this challenge and it looked so fun, and besides – it’s a challenge! I LOVE challenges!
It had to be done within 24 hours, so I wanted to get started on it right away. None of my usual month-long deliberations here. 🙂
Here are the Rules:
1) Write a whole paragraph ( a paragraph sounds easy right?) without any word containing the letter “e” (still easy?)
2) By reading this you are already signed up.
3) Challenge at least five bloggers to do the challenge. They must do it within 24 hours or it is considered as failure.
4) If you fail or pass, suffer in the Page of Lame.
5) If you win, wallow in the Page of Fame.
And 6) The originator of the challenge has asked that challengers link to his challenge page (https://redefiningrandom.wordpress.com). They keep a list of all completers, so this helps him know who does it. 🙂
No e’s!! I was writing a comment on The Storyteller’s Abode’s post, and I kept noticing all the e’s I used, and realized how much of a challenge this was bound to be!
I have this story I’m writing (shh… don’t tell anyone! 🙂 I haven’t really done much); it gives me something to do when I can’t calm my thoughts down, and so I’ll draft portions in my head.
It’s about this earth where there are these giant creatures that are possessed by evil, and there is a small band of hunters smart enough, or reckless enough to go after them and protect the rest of the ignorant world.
I was writing about it last night, so, I figured I’d try to make this paragraph continue on that theme, because it’s the one thing in my head to write about. 🙂
Okay. Here goes (Three ‘e’s’ right there!! Agh!)
Mia’s fourth child was crying.
“What’s wrong?” Mia said to him.
“It’s Anna!” Abry said, bawling, “Anna ran off to follow Johnson who ran off, and Johnson is back, but Anna is still out. Anna’s missing!”
Johnson. Just four and a half. And Abry, just six. Johnson should know not to run off.
“Okay, okay, Abry. Calm down.” Mia said, “I’m back now… Shh… How long ago?”
Johnson, joining Mia and Abry said, “Two hours.”
“Two hours? Johnson what did you go and run off, for, huh?”
Johnson was full of guilt. “I’m sorry. I got so…. It’s tiring staying on this farm all day long!! With you away so much!”
Still mad, but that was not what to focus on right now.
“Show Mia. Show Mia, Johnson, at what point you and Anna split. Abry – you must stay, stick with Chanz, okay.”
Turning to look at Johnson, Mia thrust out a hand. Johnson took it. Child and mom, out to find a missing Anna.
That wasn’t easy! I used my dashboard thesaurus quite a bit. 🙂 But I could not find anything without an ‘e’ to say “Set off”… [[Update: I still had e’s in the story! I fixed it now, so sorry. 🙂 ]]
I know I’m not a great writer, so I hope it wasn’t too painful to read. 😛
All right! I nominate:
And any one else who would like it to give it a go!
If you’re feeling left out, I’m so sorry – I was trying to nominate those who seemed most interested in writing, and stuff, and it wouldn’t feel like a burden to be slapped with a doozy of “Write a paragraph with no ‘e’s’, you know? I so didn’t want to mis-nominate those who don’t like this sort of thing. But feel free!
After all, the challenge did say “If you are reading this you are already signed up” – so it’s open to everyone! 🙂
Your challenge, should you choose to accept it: Leave a comment without e’s! Whether you pick ‘e’-less words, or just delete all the e’s… anything goes. 😀 Just for fun!