Z is for Zoom… Zzzzzzz

It’s the final day of the challenge!

My theme is NIFTY NUGGETS. Little nuggets of writing based on a photo, a phrase and an object, which is designed to encourage lean, tight writing.

A hearty thank you to L.Diane Wolfe for providing the beautiful photo prompts. I only hope that my words did justice to her beautiful photos.

You can visit her blog to check out more pictures.



This short post is a tribute to all A to Z participants!

Thank you to all who visited and commented on my posts during the challenge. Sorry that I couldn’t get around and visit as much as I intended to. Life threw me a curve ball, in the form of unexpected work conditions…

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A thousand pinpoints of light explode———-

Shooting outward they blaze a golden trail of energy.

It’s a collective force, the triumph of thousands… celebrants who forged on tirelessly throughout the month long event.

A dazzling display, marking the close of another spectacular challenge.

       … AND THAT’S A WRAP…


  1. Hilary on May 1, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Hi Michelle – it’s definitely a wrap and I love that photo of Diane’s to end it all … the Zoom of tiny sparkles …

    You did really well with the photos and the stories going with them .. congratulations and now to relax .. cheers Hilary

    • Michelle Wallace on May 2, 2015 at 8:01 pm

      Yes, time to relax.
      I’ll catch up with your pieces over the next few days…
      Thank you for the loyal support, Hilary! I really appreciate it.

  2. L. Diane Wolfe on May 1, 2015 at 11:35 am

    That is a fitting end to the series. Thank you so much for using my photos as prompts.

  3. Sara C. Snider on May 1, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    Woohoo! Done and done! Great job completing the challenge, Michelle. I’m like you and didn’t visit as many blogs as I would have liked, but that’s seems to be how it always goes. It was great having met you all the same, and I really enjoyed your stories.

    • Michelle Wallace on May 2, 2015 at 8:03 pm

      Thanks Sara! I enjoyed your “tree-based” stories.
      They were fun and really creative!

  4. Tyrean on May 1, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    Excellent way to finish the challenge, Michelle! Your posts were incredibly good all month long! Way to go!

    • Michelle Wallace on May 2, 2015 at 8:05 pm

      Thank you Tyrean!
      It was great celebrating with you over at your blog.

  5. Murees on May 1, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    Congratulations on completing the challenge! You are awesome.

  6. Elise Fallson on May 1, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    Perfect way to end the challenge, with a bang! 🙂

    • Michelle Wallace on May 2, 2015 at 8:06 pm

      I tried! 🙂
      My brains are non-existent at this point….. LOL

  7. Patricia Lynne on May 2, 2015 at 1:08 am

    WOOHOO! We made it. I had fun reading your posts all month.

    • Michelle Wallace on May 2, 2015 at 8:07 pm

      Yes, we did!
      Thank you for your loyal support during the challenge. You are awesome! 🙂

  8. Jess on May 2, 2015 at 2:08 am

    Great ending! Congrats on finishing! I’m all ready looking forward to next year. 😉

    • Michelle Wallace on May 2, 2015 at 8:07 pm

      Thank you!
      I just need to recover… then I’ll think about next year…

  9. emilia m. on May 2, 2015 at 2:25 am

    yup! fun challenge! 🙂

  10. Julie K Pick on May 2, 2015 at 7:11 am

    An excellent ending to another wonderful A to Z! Sorry work threw you a “curve ball.” I hope everything is okay. I also fell really behind during the challenge, and I feel badly that I didn’t visit more often. Congrats on doing an outstanding job despite work problems, doing double duty as a minion, and as Chief of Staff to the IWSG! I’m exhausted just thinking about all you do, Michelle!

    • Michelle Wallace on May 2, 2015 at 8:14 pm

      Thank you for the visits and comment love, Julie!
      I try my best… 🙂
      P.S. A reminder that you were my very first commenter on the 2012 Challenge… 😀

  11. Alex Hurst on May 2, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    Fireworks are the best way to go out! Congrats on reaching the end of the challenge! What a feat. 🙂

    • Michelle Wallace on May 2, 2015 at 8:15 pm

      Thank you, Alex!
      I’m glad we connected via the challenge.
      Now for a little R&R… 🙂

  12. Trisha on May 2, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    I love this little snippet of writing – gives me visions of magical stuff! 😀

    Congrats on your A to Z achievement!! I am still recovering 😉

    • Michelle Wallace on May 2, 2015 at 8:17 pm

      Thank you for the wonderful comment! 🙂
      I’m also in recovery mode….. 🙂

  13. Shelly on May 2, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    Yay! You made it!

  14. Chrys Fey on May 2, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    Beautifully worded, Michelle! Congratulations on reaching Z for the 5th time!!! And I must apologize to you too for not making it to your blog for every post. But I enjoyed the ones I read as well as the gorgeous pictures by L. Diane. Her visuals and your words went together perfectly. 🙂

  15. Deniz on May 3, 2015 at 9:17 am

    Congratulations on completing the A to Z! Awesome that you wrote something new each day. I always enjoy writing from prompts!

  16. Nick Wilford on May 3, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    Fireworks make for a great end to the month! You did a great job with everything you had going on. I’m only sorry I didn’t reach all your posts, I’ll have to check back. Congrats!

    • Michelle Wallace on May 4, 2015 at 8:45 pm

      Thanks Nick!
      I didn’t reach all your posts either. Ditto!

  17. Mary Aalgaard on May 3, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    Thanks for the fireworks and celebration. Your theme with the photos and word prompts was great. Very creative work.

    • Michelle Wallace on May 4, 2015 at 8:46 pm

      And lots of FUN! (I pay attention to what you say…)
      Thank you, Mary! 🙂

  18. Lori on June 3, 2015 at 1:18 am

    Hey Michelle! I am just blitzing through for the A-to-Z Road Trip. I really enjoyed reading your posts for the challenge. Although I enjoyed all of the stories, my favorites were C is for Cavern Cascade, H is for Haunted Hangout
    O is for Ocean Overview.

    I did the challenge over at Promptly Written. This blog, The Rattling Bones, is my new one.

    I signed up for your email list and look forward to your posts. See you next April! ~Lori~

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