I thought long and hard for a title for my blog
and settled on Alphabet Soup…come to find out
it was already taken.
So I settled
on something better. “Alphabet Story” whets my
appetite for words that I turn into a flavorful stew of tales.
Books have always been a big part of my life. The library
was my favorite place since there wasn’t much
money. My favorite books were the Nancy Drew Series.
I read them all
and wanted more. I shivered at the
darker tales of Edgar Allen Poe;
H.G. Wells was fascinating.
I turned to
beautiful heroines and then
became inspired reading “To Kill a Mockingbird”.
As a teacher, I pulled out all the old fables
and Newberry winners. My students cried along with me
as we enjoyed “Charlotte’s Web” and “The Velveteen Rabbit”.
Now that I’m retired, I enjoy the process of writing.
Choosing the right words
to turn into a meaningful story gives me joy. My plan is
to work my way through the alphabet one letter at a time.
I hope you enjoy a taste.
Alphabet story is so much more fitting for the name of your blog. I like it, whether its reading or writing, it’s the stories that count.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts. It’s wonderful we can share our love of words.
Excited to read more from your alphabets 🙂
You sound like a kindred spirit. All of the books you mention were indeed favorites of mine. I’ve been a scholar, teacher, seller and now writer of books. I’ll keep reading your posts.
Thank you so much for your comments. I will visit you soon. Looking forward to reading your posts.
I have read your blog earlier. LOL ! funny me and my memory. But I am coming back to see you, for sure.
I loved those stories, too. I think books, letters and words are a wonderful preoccupation. :o)
Thanks for following…hope you enjoy a second helping.
Thank you so much for stopping by my site today…it led me to you 🙂
Just reading the titles “To Kill a Mockingbird” and the “Velveteen Rabbit” made me all warm and fuzzy inside. I can’t wait to get caught up and learn more about your Alphabet Story (very fitting indeed!).
Thank you…the Velveteen Rabbit makes me feel that way too. Welcome to my site.
Hello! I’ve been having so much fun reading your posts! I’ve nominated you for the lobster award! You can read more about it here: https://simplyhaynes.wordpress.com/2015/01/27/the-liebster-award/ Happy Blogging!
Well, right off I must say, I delighted with the award. Lobster did you say. Is it my red hands from all the dishwashing I do. Or because I love the story of Nemo.. I think I deserve more like the shrimp award. I’m not sure I know what to do next, because If I do then I have to answer all those questions. I really like no. 4. Do you believe in soul mates. I think I do. My New balance are perfect for me and the souls hold up well, thank you.. No. 5 makes me think of all the places I have been. My favorite was Australia. So I have to say no to your lovely Lobster award. I hope I don’t upset you…It’s really humbling to be mentioned in your list. And at top billing, no less. Please withdraw my name and put someone else up there. Thank you.
Oops, I meant to write Liebster, some days spell check is not on my side. Sorry about that. I’m sad to hear you don’t want to accept the award but I understand. Wishing you the best!
Yep, I know exactly what you mean…I’ve also went to battle with spell check and lost. Good luck with your awards and thanks again.
It’s a pleasure to meet you. I look forward to reading your past and future posts. Oh! My name’s Isabelle, by the way. 🙂
Hello Arvilla! I enjoyed reading some of your posts, and I think you have a wonderful concept for your blog. I’m so glad I came across it 🙂 Looking forward to reading more of your posts in the future!
Thanks for the comment and I’m glad you stopped by.
I know what you mean, I wanted another blog title for a long time too (an easy one for me to remember), but it was taken too. Yours is a great one. Original and sweet.
Thank you for visiting my blog and for the kind comment! I love the way you write and cant wait for more! In school, I loved the Enid Blyton books.Nice to read about Nancy Drew after all these years!
Great to meet you, Arvella. Thank you for visiting my blog. I look forward to reading your stories.
Thanks so much for following my blog.
Thanks for stopping by my 80Insights.com blog. And a big thanks for following it. I hope you’ll stop by often to share your viewpoints.
Lovely to meet you Arvella, we have much in common judging by the books you have enjoyed! The Velveteen Rabbit in particular is one of my absolute favourites. Growing up in England, my equivalent to Nancy Drew was Enid Blyton for mysteries and adventure stories. I could get lost in them for hours! I love the title of your blog, and what a unique and lovely idea to write your stories one letter of the alphabet at a time. I look forward to reading more!
Sherri from her Summerhouse 🙂
This is a most lovely comment. Thank you for visiting. Just a note: I have veered away from my original intent to blog one letter at a time. I’ve been writing a lot of flash fiction lately and have told myself I need to get back to stories in alphabetical sequence.
Thank you Arvella! Writing, I find, takes us down different paths when we least expect it! I am a memoir writer but have discovered, through blogging, a love of writing flash fiction also. I haven’t posted any lately due to my recent blogging slump, but I hope to get back to it soon. I find flash helps our other writing in wonderful ways. Now you can do both!