Allergic to the letter ‘e’ challenge

I try not to post twice in one day, at least not on the same site. I don’t always succeed, hence the second post in a matter of hours! But I was challenged by a blogging friend, Solveig, and the challenge has a time limit. If I don’t comply with the rules, I’m relegated to the Page of Lame, and we can’t have that!

The challenge, as the title of the post suggests, is ‘Allergic to the letter ‘e’. Before I get to the rules, I’d like to challenge Callum, Hannah, Colleen, Charles and Natacha.

Here are the Rules:

1) Write a whole paragraph ( a paragraph sounds easy right?) without any word containing the letter “e” (still easy?)

2) By reading this you are already signed up.

3) Challenge at least five bloggers to do the challenge. They must do it within 24 hours or it is considered as failure.

4) If you fail or pass, suffer in the Page of Lame.

5) If you win, wallow in the Page of Fame.

I’m just going to get straight to it. Here is my paragraph:

Maddison is a witch. Not an ordinary witch; a fact which stirs curiosity in mortals and immortals both. Many of Maddison’s gifts, gifts from immortals who don’t normally trust individuals not of similar rank, allow Maddison to command and control unusual skills in a fight. Maddison hunts for a living. Finding dark, ugly shadows of our world, who kill for sport.

I’ll take my ‘e’ back now!

Thanks for stopping by.


37 thoughts on “Allergic to the letter ‘e’ challenge

    1. mbarkersimpson says:

      Thanks, and I completely understand your time restraints. I’m actually a fair few hours ahead, so it’s actually my bed time! My kids went hours ago, which meant I had a little breathing space 😀

      1. Charles Yallowitz says:

        Yeah. I’m hoping to get him down soon and then I have to get back into the book. I only have until Tuesday to finish this before I have to be more father than author.

      2. mbarkersimpson says:

        Wow – you’d better get back to Windemere then and spend time whipping those wonderful characters into shape (or is it the other way round!) They are usually the ones in control 😀

      3. Charles Yallowitz says:

        They’re holding up for now. If I’m lucky, I can finish early and get some time to outline Book 12. 🙂 Won’t touch it until later this year though. Have editing and another idea to fiddle with.

      4. mbarkersimpson says:

        I’ll keep my fingers crossed. At least if the outlining is done, you can concentrate on the editing and the other idea (which I’ll look forward to hearing about).

      5. Charles Yallowitz says:

        It’s more that I want to put a little more meat on it. Another idea that steps out of my fantasy safety area. Though it’s a high action thing, which still plays to one of my strengths.

    1. mbarkersimpson says:

      Thank you. I found it a revealing exercise. You won’t believe the number of ‘e’s’ I found in there the first few times I looked back over it. They are pesky little things! I was convinced I’d missed one 😀

  1. Olga says:

    Hope you don’t mind if I try.

    Blogging has a wondrous ability to bring out amazing, artistic sparks in individuals that touch all of us humans who hold hands at a virtual window to a shiny world of unknown and glorious possibility.

    I do like my “e” also. This was a challenge for sure, but fun.

      1. mbarkersimpson says:

        lol! I really like long sentences and though we mostly need the adorable little vowel, I didn’t miss the fact it wasn’t present. Most impressive indeed 😀

  2. The Laughable Cheese says:

    I don’t hope to enter any contests, but did write a paragraph and here it is, No e’s:
    Follow Tarry to Brackstolm, with two guards looking out for lads of its magical tabby guild. Whom cats with longish bright wisps of fur that follow, and moaning to toads, casting spells of sing song sort as passing by.
    Tarry knows of it, but isn’t in it. Though his book in pack has last scraps of chants of CantCantonia Monks with mouths in an always O. And he must find Brackstolm’s Tabby King and wish for wonderous works to follow.

      1. mbarkersimpson says:

        You’re welcome, and I know what you mean – I had to look over mine about four times because I kept missing those stubborn little ‘e’s’! I agree about the fun 😀

      1. Solveig says:

        You are welcome. I never know who to tag for challenges, but you seem to enjoy doing them. Challenges like this one are great exercises to not be lazy when it comes to picking words. 🙂

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