M is for Miserably, Months Later, and May

Welcome to Stranded!, my 2017 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.  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.

First, we continue with Annabelle’s narrative!

Poor Annabelle!  Really, as the True Author of her troubles, I feel quite badly about the whole thing.  Just when things, Annabelle probably thought, Could Not Get Any Worse, I send in a dog with an umbrella. 

And now let us turn our attention to Alfie.

The first image is from The Strand Magazine, No. 65; the second image is from No. 58; the third, No. 55.

And that’s all for today, folks!  Thanks for visiting; stay as long as you like!  There is a LOT of content on this blaugh, and (in my totally-not-humble opinion) most of it is Very Good.  May I particularly recommend my older A To Zs?  If you click on the header, it will whisk you away to my homepage, and there, you ought to find links to my Thrilling A To Zs of Aprils Past.  One of them  (Alas! My 2015 A To Z) is a Complete Edwardian Mystery Novella, with costumes!  As in, every day that April, I dressed up as a different character in my story, and included a picture of myself in the Daily Disguise with each post.  I donned False Whiskers and much Theatrical Make-Up to achieve these effects, and I have been told that some of them are really very good.
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  1. Oh goodness, that dog!!!
    So you won’t tell us what happened to poor Alfie????

    The Old Shelter – 1940s Film Noir

  2. Just when I thought Alfie was going to have a good day…

    I suppose an umbrella dog might come in handy. Maybe Annabelle should try to win him over with a treat.
    Discarded Darlings – Jean Davis, Speculative Fiction Writer, A to Z: Editing Fiction

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