I am a bit hesitant to participate in The Big Reveal Bloghop because, well, there’s no turning back now. Once you reveal your theme you kind of have to follow through with it. Well, here I go.
The theme for my 2013 A to Z Challenge is My Hometown; Past & Present. My formative years were spent in Dallas, Texas and the surrounding suburbs. I recently moved back after being away for 7 years. So much has changed. I thought I would play tourist in my own home town, from A to Z.
To take it one step further, I will be penning short flash fiction pieces for each stop on the A to Z trail. That’s right, 26 short stories in 26 days.
Now, a word on these stories. I was going to write all completely original stories written in the setting and using the setting for the day. Well, I do have a life so that won’t be realistic. Here are the parameters I set for myself and these stories:
Each story will be set in the location for the day.
The story can be original or a memory of something that happened to me in that setting.
It’s up to you guys out their to decide which stories are true and which are from my imagination.
I wanted to take a moment to extoll the greatness that is The A to Z Challenge. It is such a blast and I’ve been looking forward to 2013 A to Z since the end of 2012 A to Z. If you haven’t signed up, do it now. If you have signed up, get ready for a wild ride.
If you signed up for 2013 A to Z, tell me your theme in the comments? If you didn’t sign up, why not?
39 thoughts on “The Big Reveal Bloghop – There’s no turning back now.”
My theme is going to be ‘Obscure Super Heroes’….the ones besides Batman, Wonder Woman, etc. 🙂
I like your theme…it has all sorts of possibilities.
Sounds cool, Mark. Can’t wait to see what you come up with. I love superheroes.
Cool theme! I really like it. Playing tourist in your hometown is a lot of fun, especially after you’ve been away for a while. Good luck!
I hope I can pull it off. Should be fun.
Sounds like a cool theme, and I like the short story idea too. Can’t wait to see what you come up with 🙂
Thanks Laura. We will see how I do. Are you doing the challenge?
Such a creative theme!
Thanks Alex. Wish me luck.
Wow, are you going to be busy! I am certainly joining the challenge and am also a minion this year! I have chosen a theme – book reviews of my blogger buddies! Enjoy the challenge!
I know. I hope I can pull it off. That’s a cool theme. Have a good challenge, Carolyn.
Super idea for a theme! My theme is live theatre. :O)
That sound interesting. I don’t go to the theater nearly enough.
I can’t wait to read your stories!
I can’t wait to write them. haha. Thanks Fida.
How fun and definitely ambitious!
I know. Hope I can do it. I need make a plan.
Sounds fun. I’m toying with taking on the challenge, maybe on a theme that will let me do my regular mix of stuff–“Reading and Writing” I guess!
That’s the smart thing to do. I hope you join.
I am in…
Jeremy [Retro] #66
AtoZ Challenge Co-Host
Oh No, Let’s Go… Crazy
Love that you’ve incorporated the readers into your theme! Get them thinking! Which is reality? which is imagination?! Awesome! Good luck!
Jamie Dement (LadyJai)
I am tackling all things thrifting ~ good luck with your theme posts!
Dallas, Texas. I don’t know much about it so it will be interesting. Best of lucks!
I know very little of Dallas, Texas. It will be interesting. Best of lucks! 😀
Love Texas, haven’t been since the early 80’s. Looking forward to your posts!
Love this idea! I used my hometown of Cincinnati for my theme last year and really enjoyed it. Looking forward to learning more about Dallas!
My theme…is a contest. hahaha.
A book guessing contest.
Technically not a theme.
Your theme sounds great! I’ve only been to Texas a few times…but I live just above it!
Sounds interesting. Good luck with the theme or whatever. Haha.
What a terrific combo of nostalgic non-fiction with fiction! I’m truly impressed!
Thanks Mina. Cool idea, but for the reality, we will just have to see.
Great theme! Can’t wait to read them. Good luck!
Thanks Christine. Are you doing A to Z?
Sounds like you’ve given yourself a real challenge for the A-Z. I’m looking forward to it.
Thanks Lynda. It is going to be interesting.
Wow. That is a challenge, but an awesome one. Can’t wait to read your stories
What a great theme idea! As someone who has moved around a lot, I find the concept of home & what makes a place feel like home quite interesting. I’m currently living about an hour west of Dallas, so I’m really looking forward to reading your A to Z posts! ~Tui
Oops! Sorry to the double reply… *blush* I’m having some technical problems tonight. Feel free to delete one if you like! ~Tui
When I was in junior high, I was in a class where we all had to pick a state out of an envelope or hat, and then write a report about it. I got Texas. I had so much fun researching about Texas- I’ve always wanted to visit. So I look forward to reading your posts!
All the best for the challenge. I’ll be back for a visit!
Thanks Gillian and thanks for following, too.