S is for Sneakfork, Small Dogs, and Strange

Welcome to Stranded!, my 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.  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 Alfie’s narrative!

And now for Annabelle.


The first image is from The Strand Magazine, No. 10; the second is from No. 1; the third, No. 16.

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.

And please note the list of A To Z Fictioneers in my sidebar (or, if you are on a Mobile Device or a Tablet, it may be somewhere under the Comments Section).  This list, of we few, we happy few, who are Doing Fiction for our A To Zs this year, will help you find more fiction to read.  Also!  If you yourself are Fictioneering for your A to Z this year, Comment and tell me so, and I will put you on the list! 

Oh yes, and please do leave a comment in any case.  Even if it is just “Hey, I exist, and I liked your thing.” 

Until tomorrow, then!




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  1. Continuing to enjoy your illustrated stories 🙂

  2. Very clever – I love the dialogue.
    A to Z is more than a challenge it’s fun too.

    My “S” is non- fiction for “Safari” <a href="https://moondustwriter.com/2017/04/22/safari-africa-uganda-atozchallenge/"A Piece of Uganda

  3. There’s hope fpr Alfie. Good 🙂

    The Old Shelter – 1940s Film Noir

  4. Thanks so much for commenting on my blog!! I’m visiting from the A to Z Challenge and I love the stories with the pictures. I have never heard of Strand magazine and so I must check it out this afternoon! You asked about the beads – I love all crafts but haven’t done as much with beads. I actually bought earrings and a bracelet from the lady selling Hosanna beads!!

  5. I think that first man found in the attic, unresponsive, maybe beyond reviving. Now, those dogs…
    Finding Eliza

  6. Oh like Oddbod is going to rescue him that easily. Hasn’t he been following along?
    Discarded Darlings – Jean Davis, Speculative Fiction Writer, A to Z: Editing Fiction

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