Welcome to Stranded!, my The Strand Magazine-based April A to Z Blogging Challenge! In this challenge, I will be taking illustrations from The Strand Magazine and making new stories out of them. So, in order to fully appreciate the Stirring Events eventuating here, a look back at my older A TO Z entries is advisable. I promise you, they are short. And, I hope, entertaining. Click Here to start with my Theme Reveal, or Click Here to start with A! It is also totally acceptable to just look at today’s post.
The first image (but not, of course, the accompanying text, which is my own work) is from The Strand Magazine No. 64. The second image (but, again, not the text) is from The Strand Magazine No. 100. The third image (but not… etc.) is from The Strand Magazine No. 102. If you’d like to see these Fascinating Images in their Original Contexts, why not visit this bit of the Internet Archive? You will find many, many issues of The Strand Magazine there, and, if you want to, you can even do exactly what I am doing, on your own site. I don’t hold a Moral Monopoly on this style of story-telling, and I’d love to read more adventures of this sort.
By the way, if you do accept this challenge, leave a comment with a link on one of my A To Z posts, so I can come take a look at your own version of Stranded!
Also, at least one other A-to-Zer is telling a story with images this year. Click Here to read S.T. Ranscht’s Adventures of Elliot!
Also? I want to know if there are other A-to-Zers who are doing Fiction in any Form this year. If you, reader, are yourself an A-to-Zer, and if you are writing any form of Narrative for your April A To Z, please tell me about it in the comments. Perhaps we fictionalizing A-to-Zers could form some sort of Cabal. By which I mean that we could display a list of all the fiction-based A to Zs on all of our blogs, and thus engage in the ancient art of Online Cross-Promotion. Just a thought.