Apr 30, 2017 | No-Niche Posts

Over at last! I breathe a sigh. This last ditch acrostic,
Poetic “cheat” or penance? Tradition!
Query Google, “A to Z” – a “blogging challenge” –
Rally the troops: the blog; ten fingers stiff as
Soldiers, gamely marching on the keyboard –
Terpsichorean tapping, tintinnabulating touch;
Unsung heroes of the post, expressing freely, A to Z.
Victory within our grasp! Just a quick nap, now.
Wait, where did the time fly? The world’s tiniest
Xylophone plays “Hearts and Flowers,”
You knew it all along, didn’t you? Go on, laugh.


Holly Jahangiri

Holly Jahangiri is the author of Trockle, illustrated by Jordan Vinyard; A Puppy, Not a Guppy, illustrated by Ryan Shaw; and the newest release: A New Leaf for Lyle, illustrated by Carrie Salazar. She draws inspiration from her family, from her own childhood adventures (some of which only happened in her overactive imagination), and from readers both young and young-at-heart. She lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband, J.J., whose love and encouragement make writing books twice the fun.


  1. HollyJahangiri

    This is a test…

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  2. Alana

    You do get an “A” for effort, Holly. I’ll have to try this next year if I do A to Z again.

  3. Debbie D.

    The A to Z Challenge is an overwhelming commitment and every time it’s over, I say ‘not again’. Come January, the enthusiasm usually returns. This year, internet fatigue set in early. 😛 At least you gave it a shot! Good try. As they say in sports: ‘There’s always next year.’ Or, not! 🙂

    • HollyJahangiri

      Yes! It’s not like anyone’s going to beat you up for not writing 26 posts. 🙂

  4. Odira Ndubuisi

    LOL – so much for the a-z blogging challenge. Certainly not an easy thing to do.

    • HollyJahangiri

      No, not easy at all! I think maybe I should just blog, and stop signing up for these “challenges.” I’d probably blog MORE. Something in me rebels, sometimes.

      • Odira Ndubuisi

        Certainly. I think it is better to focus just on blogging. Though some of these challenges can be health sometimes.

        • HollyJahangiri

          Exactly why I don’t stress over missing a day or 20. 🙂 The point of a challenge is to serve both bloggers and readers, and when it seems to fail one or the other, it’s not worth it.


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