2016 #AtoZChallenge - Another interactive Adventure!

Welcome, welcome, everyone!

Back by popular demand, for the second year in a row my theme for A-Z is interactive fiction! So every day I will write a short bit of a story, and then my lovely readers will get the opportunity to vote for what direction they want the story to go next by leaving a comment. Is it madness to be an A-Z Challenge co-host and to commit to also writing every day? Yes, yes it is. Is it going to be awesome? I hope so!

I have absolutely no idea where this story is going to go because it is up to y'all, so it should be fun! Here we go...

"Mo-ommm! Mom, I'm bored!" Andy walked into the kitchen and tugged at his mom's shirt, whining. 
"Honey, you need to learn how to entertain yourself," she said, waving him away. "You'll be home all summer and I can't tell you what to do all day, every day. Why don't you go play with some toys in your room?"
"I already played with all of them," Andy said.
"ALL of them?" his mom replied, "Are you sure?"
"Ugh. Yes." he said.
"Well, find a new way to play with them. I need to get dinner in the oven. Go! Shoo!" She dug into the open pantry, and Andy knew the conversation was over.
Andy slouched away to his room and huffed down onto his beanbag chair. The little styrofoam balls shifted under his weight and seemed to sigh along with their occupant. He looked around the room at his toys, sports equipment, and games, and debated how to spend the afternoon.

What should Andy do?
Challenge himself to a game of Battleship?
Take his Baseball into the Backyard?
or create an epic Battle for his Beastly toys to fight?

Please vote in the comments! Voting closes at 9pm Eastern so I have time to write before bed :)

Voting has closed on this post! Please click here to move to the next part of the story! :)


  1. Nice scene. Good luck with it. From my experience, bored boys find trouble fast enough. https://mhsusannematthews.wordpress.com/

  2. The battle, definitely the battle for his Beastly toys :)
    Great start.
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  3. Oh this is a cool idea. :) I hope you have fun writing the interactive story. I would vote for baking some breadsticks, but that's not on the list... ;)

    Aidyl from Noveltea

  4. What a fun idea! I love this :) I think he should challenge himself to a game of Battleship! Can't wait to see where this goes!


  5. He should take his baseball to the backyard, and see what happens.

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  6. Im voting for the epic battle. It might last longer than a day or go virtual.

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  7. Create that battle!


  8. Anonymous10:11 AM

    Battle time.

    Good luck!

  9. If he's like most kids these days, it's all about the paranormal and otherworldy. I think he's going to set up "Small Soldiers II" in his room. :p

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  10. Yup, I vote Battle too! :-D

  11. SO fun!
    I would vote for the outdoor adventure - and perhaps he can meet a new character :)

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  12. Go for the epic battle! And set it in winter - that way he can tear open his bean bag chair for the snow.

  13. I don't know how you find time to write every day during the challenge! I vote for taking his baseball into the backyard. I think going outside could lead to some adventure. :)

  14. Brilliant...again, AJ. With your imagination how could I not go with Battling Beastly Toys.
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  15. Battle time, but take it to the back yard, outside is good for you. :-)

  16. Definitely head outside! (Great idea, by the way! I look forward to more)

  17. This is great and so interactive. I vote for the epic battle, just because I would love to see that imagination of his go wild. What would make it better? If he went outside to do it.

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  18. Epic battle, please. In the backyard. With the beanbag torn up for snow. The baseball bat can join in too, morph to a weapon of some sort.


  19. Perhaps... battle... to the backyard. :)

  20. I am late for the vote but would have said, epic battle.

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  21. Love that you included voting options! cannot wait to read the whole story just followed so i won't miss a chapter! #azchat

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