Constructing a Story from A to Z – I is for Ice Cream

If I were to ever write an alphabet book, I would definitely be for ice cream, as it is my most favorite “i-thing” on the planet, so  ALPHABLOCK gets a big win from me for today’s prompt. Here’s hoping that I live up to the grandeur with my next sentence:

I plowed through after her feeling the cold shock of an ice cream shake bursting out of its flimsy carnival cup, showering its owner and me.

Here’s oule to my left and I wondered if Snow White could taste the danger in her fateful bite. The balloons that surrounded the entrance and the table of the carnival did nothing to relieve my feelings of other-worldliness. I carried my tray of cookies to the PTA’s donor table and tried to escape before Mrs. Jameson could spot me.

“No bye-bye dog!” my daughter cried.

“Dog is an elephant, baby,” I said, unable to ignore this teachable moment.Dani was only two years old and still had issues with the animal kingdom – frogs were fish, birds were “eh-planes,” cats were bears, and her beloved Dumbo stuffed animal was, of course, a dog. She let go of my hand and ran, screaming, toward the “garden of fears” assembled by the high school theater group. I felt the heartbeat hammer of panic as she disappeared through crowds of distracted teens. I plowed through after her feeling the cold shock of an ice cream shake bursting out of the its flimsy carnival cup, showering its owner and me.



If you are new to this blog, or finding this post disjointed from the rest of the challenge I have taken on this month, you may be (understandably) curious about what the heck I am doing here. The explanation of the challenge and the prompt I am using can be found in my theme reveal post. Check it out, and follow the links in that post to visit some other fascinating blogs that have taken on this month’s a to z challenge!


COMMENTS/QUESTIONS:

I welcome all kinds of constructive critique! Please keep in mind this is a first draft, so I’m looking for input as I will be jumping into edits and rewrites as soon as the month is through. If you want to wait until the end of the month to see the whole story before critiquing, that’s fine too.

In the meantime, if I told you tomorrow’s word was “juggler” what would you do with that? Remember, you only have one sentence to work with! (I have already scheduled all my posts ahead, so no worries about me stealing your gems!)

r story (*under construction*) so far:

I saw an app

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