Saturday, March 31, 2012

My A to Z Challenge Theme for 2012


For the month of April I will be writing (yes, future tense, because many of them are not yet written! I know, I know, I was going to be super prepared in advance this year ... Well, maybe next year that'll happen!) 26 flash fiction pieces based on 26 different assignments that Violet has been on in the past. They will be 200 to 300 words each.

Violet Fairdale is the main character in the Creepy Hollow series. She is in her fifth and final year of training to be a guardian at the Creepy Hollow Guild. Her training requires her to take on assignments where she protects humans from dangerous magical creatures. The month of April will feature some of these assignments.

For those interested, here's how it works in Violet's world:

Assignment types:
  • Group (with mentor)
  • Paired (with mentor)
  • Paired (without mentor)
  • Solo (with mentor observing)
  • Solo

Training is divided into five years:
  • First year: training and lessons only, no assignments
  • Second year: training, lessons, group assignments
  • Third year: training, lessons, paired assignments with a mentor
  • Fourth year: training, lessons, paired assignments without a mentor, solo assignments with a mentor observing.
  • Fifth year: training, paired and solo assignments

Good luck with the challenge!


14 comments:

Jessica Salyer said...

Wow, good for you. That's way more ambitious than mine. Good luck. :)

Morgan said...

This is fun, Rach! What a great idea! :D

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Looking forward to them!

J.C. Martin said...

Wow, great idea! Looking forward to reading what you come up with!

Krista McLaughlin said...

That sounds great, I look forward to reading them! :)

Christine Rains said...

Great theme! I can't wait. Good luck and have fun. :)

Carole Anne Carr said...

You ARE prepared. What a great idea. I do hope you will post some of this flash fiction -(flash fiction day 16th May) on my Facebook Group Page called The Land of Dreams, Fairy Tales and Myths... I'm running a competition.

Annalisa Crawford said...

Fantastic! After reading Guardian, I'm really looking forward to your posts :-)

P V Ariel said...

Hi Rachel
I am here via Pearson's page
Congrats for the win
and best wishes for the upcoming challenge
Great tips to ponder over
Keep inform, waiting for the new a-z posts :-)
Phil

Sabrina A. Fish said...

I cannot wait to read them, Rachel! Good luck!

Susan Oloier said...

Rachel, This sounds wonderful!!!

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Very interesting. Look forward to reading.

Sarah Pearson said...

Definitely looking forward to this :-)

Trisha said...

Love your choice of theme! Now to get reading in retro :)