I’m doing something I hate doing: Jumping in at the last minute!

After resolving not to do the challenge this year, thanks to health and other issues, I decided last evening , ‘Well, what’s the harm?’ Of course, I have not thought this through!

But that’s the thing about challenges: They push you to your limits, they help you break out of the comfort zone and in my case, perhaps, bring me back to what I love doing: writing flash/micro fiction.

I am a fish swimming against the current, people: A blue goldfish, if you will! That’s the hint to my theme. Any guesses? No?

With that, I hereby reveal my theme for this year’s A to Z challenge. Ta-da!

For this year’s A to Z Challenge, I’ve taken up the theme of:

An Oxymoron rendered inΒ micro-fiction

I’ll be crafting a short tale (really short) based on the oxymoron of the day. Each day’s titleΒ will have one half of the oxymoron while the second half will be revealed towards the end of the post.

That’s not all;

I’ll be attempting to do it in 100 words exactly.

Follow me as I unravel each taleΒ this April. Hey, it’s 100 words. You know you want to read me next month!

Thanks to Shutterstock and their fabulous image library, I will have some lovely images to go with each post, so do stop by πŸ™‚

Are you taking part too? Do leave a comment with a link to your blog/theme reveal and I’ll be sure to check you out soonest! Good luck everyone!


*Featured image courtesy: Michael Damkier via Shutterstock

56 thoughts on “Theme Reveal for the #AtoZChallenge 2017: The Moving Quill

  1. I love your theme! Sounds like a great time for me to be back to the virtual world. Not participating in AtoZ this year, but will be around here often!

  2. Aha, you had to jump in didn’t you? πŸ˜‰

    100 exact words, wow, that could be a challenge. Like you have let that stop you anyway πŸ˜›

    All the best, love. I’ll be back for your posts.

  3. Woo-hoo it’s story time. πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸ‘ I am already excited to read your stories after a long time. Take care of that wrist though.

  4. Wow, this sounds tough AND fantastic! I don’t think this is a theme I could ever pull off, but I have absolute faith in you. Look forward to this one! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  5. Wow! You’ve certainly made this extra-challenging, Shailaja. :O I am in total awe and can’t wait to see what you come up with. Glad to know you’re feeling well enough to do this. Cheers!

  6. OH you will have GREAT fun! Trust me on this πŸ™‚ All the best and I will check out your theme too, if you have written one.

  7. Such a fantastic theme! I am intrigued to say the least. See you around and all the best. I am participating in this for the first time, hoping for some good show πŸ˜€

  8. How lovely that people missed my fiction. I had no idea! This is one main reason I’m doing the challenge. To get back to writing. Thank you and good luck to you too, Sampada!

  9. Uff don’t remind me. I’m calculating three posts a day if I have to finish before April begins. Where are those clones when you need them?!

  10. Ha ha you are too adorable. I can see you running your own motivation group very soon. You’d do a fabulous job of it too.

  11. He he, you and that Shalini are peas in a pod. Praising me whether I deserve it or not. Definitely awaiting April with joy!

  12. I was terribly missing your flash fiction Shailaja! I read all your A-Z posts for 2015 and fell in love with your writing. Now, a flash fiction every day in April from YOU is a party to all your fans.
    Looking forward to read you !

  13. Wow! That sounds fantastic. You are such a talent at micro fiction and blue goldfish sounds just perfect πŸ™‚ I am looking forward to reading your stories.Good luck!

  14. The Queen Bee really believes in coming back into rhythm with a bang πŸ˜‰

    Good luck! Will try and stop by as much as I can over the month.

  15. I hope this challenge helps you find your fiction writings mojo back. This sure sounds like a fun theme! My reading list for April grows and grows.

  16. I’m sure you’ll nail the challenge even though it’s last minute. Can’t wait to read your posts. I’m very mindful it’s the 23rd of March and that means another 8 days to the challenge. And just like that, I’ve begun to panic a wee bit! Good luck!

  17. Your theme is going to be really challenging!

    Mine is going to be quite different: postcards I have got. But there is also a story behind every postcard…

    Eva – Mail Adventures

  18. Yippee Yay! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I’m over the moon to find you taking part in the challenge and coming up with a theme reveal post. Awesome theme, Mam. I will definitely get to learn a lot from your posts. A blue goldfish? Ooo, I will wait for it. Happy A to Z πŸ™‚

  19. A challenging theme always promises a devoted audience! There’s the challenge of atoz, another challenge of finding 26 oxymorons, and the best one: fitting it all in 100 words! It’s no wonder you’re so awesome, Shailaja ❀

    April is indeed going to be the best month ever πŸ˜‰πŸ’œ

  20. Yay! Welcome to the #AtoZChallenge. You are a veteran:) I took a couple of pointers from your post on tips for the challenge and trying to keep my posts short & sweet too:) Looking forward to your stories.

  21. Superb!
    Loved the theme and I can already imagine how much I’ll love your stories. Can’t wait to read daily and cheer for your 100 word stories.
    Good Luck for the challenge πŸ‘

  22. Woohoo.. congratulations for taking this up. And what a challenging theme this will be. Looking forward to your posts. Still envious and still tempted. Why does it have to be April??

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