The A-Z Challenges



Links on this page for all A-Z posts through the years.



A-Z 2017 (Y4)





Theme : Arabiana

My tribute to the Arablands on the completion of twenty years of living here


A-Z Challenge Theme Reveal


A is for Ahlan wa Sahlan fi A-Z Challenge


B is for Beiti Beitak!...Bahrain...


C is for Chai, Coffee...and...Calligraphy


D is for Diab...Dimashq...and...Dice...


E is for Enticing...


F is for Fairouz, the gem...and...Films...


G is for Girgis..Geography...and ...Glass...


H is for Hello!...Haddad...Helwa...and...Hammam...


I is for...Iwan...and...Image Issues...


J is for Jawad...and...Jordan...


K is for Keda keda!...and...Khayal el Zill...and...the Khan...


L is for Latifa...and ...Language...and...Loanwords...


M is for Ma'alish!...and...Music...and...Mashrabiya...


N is for Nourhanne...and...Nomads...


O is for Oum...and...Oman...


P is for...hang on, P? not legally Permitted...


Q is for...what else?...Qahira!


R is for... Roubi... and ...Riqq ... and ...Raqs Sharqi 


S is for...Stars!... of Several kinds...


T is for... Tanoura!


U is for... Unbelivable! ...and ...Universities...


V is for... Voices... and ...Vegetal


W is for... Women...and ... Wrong Impressions


X is for...er ...um... Ashra... and... 'Xplorers


Y is for... Yellow... and ... Youthful


Z is for.... Zaghareet ...and ... Zellige


The Long And The Short Of It : A-Z Reflections

With a round of thanks and applause for the Creator of the Challenge

Arlee Bird @ Tossing it Out

and the
Co-hosts
Alex J. Cavanaugh @ Alex J. Cavanaugh
J
eremy Hawkins @ Hollywood Nuts
Heather M. Gardner The Waiting is the Hardest Part
Zalka Csenge Virág @ The Multicolored Diary
John Holton @The Sound of One Hand Typing

J Lenni Dorner @ Blog of J. Lenni Dorner




Themed on Light n Limericky for the A-Z Challenge 2016 (Y3)..






A-Z Challenge Theme Reveal

A is for April...n A-Z...n Archie

B is for Buddha

C is for Caligula

D is for Daedalus 


F is for the French Way

G is for Gorgonzola and Gorgon

H is for Henry...the Heighth

I is for Isaac

J is for Job Descriptions

K is for Kepler

L is for Lucy

M is for Marie

N is for Nero

O is for Ocypete

P is for Pliny

Q is for Quake...which is what this post always makes me do

R is for Romulus

S is for Socrates

T is for Totaled

U is for Urban

V is for Virgil

W is for William

X is for Xerxes

Y is for Yuri

Z is for Zorba

A-ok and not Zero-sum :A-Z Reflections






My thanks to each and every one of the co-hosts of the A to Z Challengeand a special vote of thanks to the Ninja Captain this year for the chance at Minionship, and the bloggers who have visited, commented and kept the morale and the words soaring throughout. 


A to Z Team [2016]



Arlee Bird @ Tossing it Out
Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh
J
eremy Hawkins @ Hollywood Nuts
Damyanti Biswas @ Daily Write
Heather M. Gardner @ The Waiting is the Hardest Part
Author AJ Lauer
P
am Brown Margolis @ An Unconventional Librarian
Zalka Csenge Virág @ The Multicolored Diary
Joy Campbell @ The Character Depot
John Holton @The Sound of One Hand Typing


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A-Z 2015 (Y2)



Links here to all my A-Z posts for 2015, themed on great poets and my verses in Response to them.


The Great A-Z Theme Reveal

A is for April...A-Z ...and Auden

B is for Brilliant...and Barghouti

C is for Cool...and Cummings ...and that's without any Controversy over Capitals

D is for Dazzling...and Delicate....and Darwish

E is for Eminent...and Exceptional...and Eliot

F is for a Focus...on Favourites...and Frost and Faiz

G is for Giants....like Ghalib and his Ghazals

H is for  Heart-lifting ...and Heaney

I is for Inspirational...and Iconoclastic...and Ikkyu

J is for Joyful...and Journey....and Jong

K is for Knack....and Khalvati

L is for Leave...and Luck...and Legend...and Larkin

M is for Maverick....and Millay

N is for Nonpareil... and Neruda

O is for One and Only...and Outstanding...and Oliver

P is for Passionate...and Peerless...and Paz

Q is for Quality...Quicksilver...and Qabbani

R is for Remembrance...and Religious...and Rossetti

S is for Sensational... Seismic...and Shift...and Soyinka

T is for Towering...and Tagore

U is for Unequivocal...and Untermeyer

V is for Vibrant...Vocal...and Valentine

W is for Weekend...and Worry...and Well...and Williams

X is for Xenophobia....and Xaba

Y is for Yearning...and Yeates

Z is for Zeal... and Zilch... and Zafar

All done and Zonked out : A-Z reflections post




My thanks to each and every one of the co-hosts of the A to Z Challengeand a special vote of thanks to the Ninja Captain and the others who have visited, commented and kept the morale and the words soaring throughout. 

Arlee Bird @ Tossing it Out
Jeremy @ Hollywood Nuts
Nicole Ayers @ The Madlab Post
Matthew MacNish @ The QQQE
Zalka Csenge Virág @ The Multicolored Diary
S. L. Hennessy @ Pensuasion
C. Lee McKenzie @ The Write Game
Joy Campbell @ The Character Depot
Susan Gourley @ Susan Says


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A-Z 2014 (Y1)


Well, yes...phew!



Links below for my A-Z posts on exploring fixed form - my theme for the 2014 A-Z challenge.  

April is for A-Z...And poetry


Ballad-y : Bloody But unBowed


give the queen a Chance!


Dir(g)e and bereaveD


it's all grEEk to mE! EEk!


Free...no-one said anything about easy


talkinG, flirtinG, flatterinG the Gals


like an epipHany


commIt thIs to memory


mostly Jolly


easier than the haiKu


comicaL or Lewd, either wiLL do


the saMe old but never Monotonous soMehow


what NoNseNse


favOurable Or what?


don't rinse but rePeat


did you Quake thinking of this post? of course not! Quite, me neither!


fouR, paRed, spaRe and maRvellous


fourteen, Sweet and Superb


medieval and modern Three


camels dUly UndUlate 


rejuVenated and liVely


narroW start but Wider by the end


seX PerpleX and gobsmaX


trY and climb, but diagonallY


the last buZZ 



A final shout out to Arlee Bird of Tossing it Out, the creator of the A–Z Challenge, and the entire awesome team of co-hosts for 2014.  

Arlee Bird: Tossing it Out
Alex J. Cavanaugh: Alex J. Cavanaugh
Stephen Tremp: Author Stephen Tremp
Tina Downey: Life is Good
Damyanti Biswas: Amlokiblogs
Jeremy Hawkins: [Being Retro]
Nicole Ayers: The Madlab Post
M. J. Joachim: M. J. Joachim's Writing Tips
Heather M. Gardner: The Waiting is the Hardest Part
AJ Lauer: Naturally Sweet
Pam Margolis: An Unconventional Librarian

My special thanks to Alex J CavanaughM.J.JoachimMadeline Mora-Summonte and last but not the least co-host Damayanti for sharing, commenting and keeping the morale high at all times throughout April. 



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