Saturday, April 30, 2011

Z is for Zoetrope

zoetrope: -noun; a cylinder-shaped toy with a sequence of pictures on its inner surface which, when viewed through the vertical slits spaced regularly around it while the toy is rotated, produce an illusion of animation
Here we are at the end of the Blogging from A to Z challenge. Please excuse me for a moment while I heave a heavy sigh of relief.

Okay, done.

In browsing through all of my alphabet posts this past month, I feel as though I'm looking at a month in my life through a zoetrope. It's like watching my days flit by, each one unique, yet each one part of something bigger.

It's been a good month, all in all. I'm glad I participated in this challenge. Not only did I gain dozens of new followers, but choosing a word to go with a new letter each day made me focus on my writing differently. It's hard to explain just how, and I'm not even sure just how big the impact is yet. But, it felt different. It felt... I don't know... solid. Like maybe there was a little more "there" there.

These are my top six picks from this month. I'd be curious to know what my readers' favorites are.

C is for Cripple
G is for Gallimaufry
N is for Nostalgia
M is for Mourning
Q is for Quixotic Quality
T is for Tenacious Temerity & To Taste

And now, my wonderful readers, I'm taking the rest of the weekend to relax, recuperate, and rejuvenate. Thank you all for stopping by this month, saying hello, introducing yourselves, clicking the "follow" button, commenting! I'd probably write regardless, but you all make the journey easier.


  1. Yay!!! all done! I liked the 'Q' one the best I think.

  2. Barb, we did it! Congratulations! I have an award for you!!

  3. Congratulations to a fellow survivor of the A-Z Challenge!

  4. Your post about mourning helped my mother and myself a lot. My grandmother just passed away last November and my mum was having a hard time coping with that grief.. Thanks a lot :)

  5. Between the A to Z Challenge and my May meanderings, I've totally gotten behind. I did want to drop by and congratulate you for making it through the alphabet with us. Like you, I am relieved that it's over, but it was fun. Glad you joined us.

    Tossing It Out

  6. Thanks, Arlee... I had a blast!


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