April 05, 2017

A To Z Challenge 'D'

Robin Carr, a well-published author wrote, "A great writer chases her hero up a tree and then throws rocks at her."

A to Z 2017 Theme: Rocks to Throw At A Hero Who Is Up A Tree!

The protagonist is up in that tree. The writer is wondering what Dilemmas to sling. 

Could it be that our heroine, having dreamed of Dancing all her life has tragically suffered  career-ending Damage to her Diaphram, or, could it be, her Duodenum (ew!)?  With Diaphram in such Disrepair, she cannot Dance and must make a Decision to change her career...but the mean, old writer must throw some Depression rocks. 

The Dancer must Decide quickly as she is a Dutiful Daughter totally Dedicated to her Delirious Dad, or maybe, her Delinquent Daughter. Too Damn bad, too! She was such a Delightful and Delicate Danseuse!

Wouldn't it be nice if she was the girl in the Apple tree (see 'A') and her attacker (of course, she was trespassing!) turns out to be her Doctor? (Don't roll your eyes at me, I'm working here!)

Disconcerted and Dismayed, our heroine ( can we just call her Donna for today?)...so, Donna's Distress is incredibly intense  and she Develops Dermis Distress (hives, excuse the non-D word, please!)

Doctor Delicious is amused (inspiring in her a Deep Desire to Deliver a solid Drub upon Doc's handsome face, though she doesn't act upon it). 

Doc and Donna end up having Dinner together and Denny's Diner.

Donna orders the Dandelion and Date salad. Doc orders the Duck. Delightful so far, but, (Drum roll) During the Devil's Food Cake Dessert, (are you prepared for additional Dilemma?) Donna gets smacked with the big 'D' Discovery!

Doc is married but (Does She Believe Him) he is separated from Dixie (his wife) and they are getting a Divorce.
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Doubt, Depression, Distress...a writer's favorite rocks!


  1. 'd' is for 'dumbass' (see donald dump).

  2. Replies
    1. It was a D kind of Day.

      I love your Dream Delivery.

  3. I thought of you while I was reading a new author today. From 'up a tree' and on through your other suggestions, they were there and made the story great.

    1. Send the new author's link to me. I'd love to read it.


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