Along with around 1,500 other writers I have been publishing articles in April as part of a challenge to write 26 articles, each with a theme of a different letter of the alphabet, beginning at A and working through to Z with each successive day.
Even now I remember what interested me in history, in particular Ancient History, and it was going with my parents to see an Italian made Epic called The Wooden Horse Of Troy, which I found out was released in 1961. The story fascinated me, and I also had a Readers Digest book for children which had an article on Heinrich Schliemann who spent years searching for the location of Troy, before finally discovering the site in 1868.
As many of our online friends have been aware, Debbie has not been well since the middle of 2010, and eventually after months of waiting, in the first week of January she managed to get an MRI. Three days later the phone rang, and I went with her to the hospital, where we found that not only did she have a Brain Tumor, it was a large one.
We all love a challenge, and I decided to sign up for The A to Z Blogging Challenge, which requires you to publish an article for every day in April except for the 4 Sundays, with each article being related to the appropriate letter of the alphabet. Since today is the 1st of April, and the first letter of the Alphabet is A, guess what!
A good friend of mine and fellow writer Karen Sanders has issued a Writing Challenge, where every week she will give out a list of 10 words, and you have to write a short story that includes all of those words, in their exact form. This is not only great fun, it also helps to overcome writers block, and you never know what stories the submitters are going to come up with.