#AtoZChallenge - stay in this biZarre place

Happy Z day everyone! If you were participating did you make it through the Challenge? If you participated in the Challenge, make sure to check out the A-Z main blog for information on how to participate in the A-Z Reflections blog hop! We love to hear folks' feedback about how the Challenge went for them, what they liked/disliked, and if you have made any friends this month :)

And here it is, the final segment of our saga.

Amy turned to Cal and took his hand, "Thank you, for everything. But, I've found a new life here that is so different from home. It's wonderous, and bizarre, and full of magic. I want to stay."

"Well if that's what you want to do, sweetcheeks. Far be it from the power of a genie to make a decision for you. But here, Sugar. If you ever need me, you just let me know." He tucked another silvery handkerchief into Amy's hand, "But try not to bleed on it next time, ok?" And with that, Cal snapped in front of his face and disappeared.

Amy turned to Irena and said, "I bet you're hungry. Shall we go find you some dinner?" Irena nodded happily and skipped down the hall. "Prince Leo, would you like to join us?"

"Yes, I believe I would. You wouldn't imagine what immensely hard work it is to stand so perfectly still," he said, and offered his arm to Amy, "and you must tell me what has happened these years. Irena has grown so much. As have you... Amy."

Amy flushed a bit and focused on walking calmly down the hall. Where do I start?, she thought, and instead said, "We will have plenty of time for that, Prince. I have had a very long day. Why don't you tell me about the tapestries as we pass?"

She glanced once more at the painted trap upon the window, and then turned her back on it, looking forward to the future.


Thank you to everyone who voted this month! It's been a pleasure writing for your whims. Keep an eye out for.. umm.. other things ;) I have a feeling this story isn't quite finished.


  1. Hurrah! What a conclusion :)

    I vote... I vote... wait there's no more voting? :P

  2. J here, stopping by from the #atozchallenge - where I am part of Arlee's A to Z Ambassador Team.
    Welcome to "Z-day"!
    Looking forward to the reflections after party.
    Yup, I made it through. Great to see that you did too.
    -J @JLenniDorner

  3. Congratulations on completing the Challenge!

  4. Congrats on completing! WOOT! What a great story! I'm just still confused about one thing: Amy's life here. Just who IS Amy, really? How does she fit in this world, and how is it reconciled with her life in the "real" world? lol sorry if you don't have those answers, or if those questions don't make any sense. I'm just curious about that. ^.^

    1. Haha yeah I'm not entirely sure! My thought was that Blanco created her into everyone's past in order to make bringing her seamless. He had Prince Leo trapped most of the time, and children are easy to manipulate, so he probably just did a memory charm or something?

      In real life, she's just a kid who graduated from college and is exploring the world a bit. I think we might have gotten into that a bit more in the other options back at the beginning :)

  5. I have to play catch up on your story and it's conclusion... thank you for the completion of the challenge!

  6. I didn't make very many of your posts, but I can tell by this conclusion that I want to go back on lazy Saturday and catch them all, A.J.!
    ~ We made it!!! ~
    Visit me at: Life & Faith in Caneyhead
    I am Ensign B of Tremps' Troops
    with the A to Z Challenge

  7. The story might not be totally finished but you're off to a pretty good start.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Join us on May 4 with your post of Reflections about this year's A to Z.
    Tossing It Out

  8. Thank you for the amazing journey AJ. It was a great adventure.

    Chantelle @ Cocktails and Memories

  9. Nice launch for a longer story, perhaps?
    Congratulations on completing the A to Z challenge for 2015.
    We made it! (I did 5 blogs this year for the series - all on different topics. Whew.)
    Thanks for visiting and commenting at
    Kicking MS to the Curb . Hope you will stop by again.

  10. And you visited and commented
    Practically at Home too! Thanks and happy A to Z!

  11. I'm sorry I missed the earlier parts of this! Congrats on Z!!!

  12. Hey, we made it to Z. No small feat considering all the behind the scenes work and all!

  13. I love it! Great story, AJ. I vote we all do this again next year! :)

    I really loved your theme and the interaction with voting. Great job!

    1. Haha... Well Chuck you might not have to wait that long.. o_0
      Thanks for visiting so frequently! I'm happy to have met you!

  14. Great posts, love the interactive nature!
    Popping by on the A to Z Road Trip


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