Tuesday, January 15, 2013

A IS FOR ...


A is for...
ARTY ARBUCKLE'S ADVENTUROUS AFFAIR

Arty Arbuckle ambled apprehensively through the arbor of aspens that surrounded the old mansion.  He'd show his arch-enemy, Andy  Anderson, he thought acrimoniously.  He was not anachrophobic.

The ancient house loomed ahead.  It had  been abandoned ages ago. Anecdotes abounded about the large, hairy spiders to be found in the annex.  Accordingly, he attempted to step airily across the antechamber that led to the annex.  An assortment of antique furniture angled everywhere around the airless, gloomy room. Arty hesitated but avoided any accidental collisions. The atmosphere was  asphyxiating.  Feeling a little anxious -- and a little creepy, he stretched out his arm and gave the annex door a push.  It opened arthritically, so Arty advanced cautiously. The light from the annex windows temporarily blinded him.
        "Aaaagh!" he screamed, appalled at the apparition that appeared before him.  He thought he was having an angina attack.  There in front of him stood a.......a......what? 

With a rush of adrenalin, his legs almost crumpled under him and the hair on the back of his neck arose. Then....... amazingly, awesome relief washed over him.  The long-mirrored door of an ancient armoir stood open in front of him. The awful apparition Arty  saw was.... himself!


The above is my contribution for the 12th ROUND of ABC WEDNESDAY which begins today.  What an a achievement!  Hats off to Mrs. Nesbitt our founder and Roger Owen Green, our fearless leader.  To see more contributions to this excellent project, please click  HERE

12 comments:

Gemma Wiseman said...

What an arty piece of awesome writing! Dramatic and clever!

kaybee said...

Really clever, Chris. i love the door opening arthritically!

photowannabe said...

So clever Chris. I think you get the prize for the most A's.
Great story with lots of descriptive words.

Roger Owen Green said...

nice twist on that tale!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Beverley Baird said...

Love it! Arty is quite the character! Great writing for A!

Leslie: said...

What a great chuckle at the end! Amazing, Awesome, And Adventurous!

Leslie
abcw team

PhenoMenon, ABCW Team said...

An Attractive, Awesome and very Artistic post

PhenoMenon, ABCW Team

snafu said...

Awsome!

Ann said...

Once a friend said she gave her grand son a sheet of newspaper and got him to circle all the letter As.

Josie Two Shoes said...

What a fun read this was! You did an amazing job of crafting a clever tale full of a-words. I love words, especially ones we don't use every day, and you presented several here. Great post!

Scriptor Senex said...

Brilliant, Chris. I loved it. And a new word for my word blog - anachrophobic.

Patty said...

Downright awesome, using that many a's. Good story.