About my soup

I thought long and hard for a title for my blog

and settled on Alphabet Soup…come to find outAlphabet Story :: About

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.

Arvilla Newsom

25 thoughts on “About my soup

  1. 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!).

    • 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

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