Tuesday, 1 May 2018


Shifting in his chair a wee bit, the Zealot twiddled his thumbs and stared blankly at the wall in front of him. When an idea finally popped into his head, he cracked his knuckles and lifted the screen of his laptop. Then for the umpteenth time that day, he once again realised that the idea wasn't good enough for him.

His wife barged into the room with a defeated look on her face. "You've been sitting here like a gargoyle for the past hour or so. Aren't you gonna help around?"

"Gargoyles are creatures, they move", he shot back.

"No, they're largely sculptures....but you're right, maybe even they might move...you though..."

"Bah! You're not helping me out here. Once I finish with this, I'll be free", his voice was full of promise.

"You know how much you've missed out on this April?"

"What did I miss?" There was finally some curiosity on his face for the first time this evening.

"DJ Avicii died...apparently suicide."

"Oh God! When??"

"Le Professeur...Arsene Wenger made an announcement of his stepping down as Manager of Arsenal FC after 22 long years...are you really an Arsenal fan?", she smirked.

"HE DID WHAT???", he almost dropped the laptop in agony.

"You missed paying the credit card bill."


"And here's worse! You missed our anniversary!", she raised an eyebrow.

"April?", he chided her, "I know our anniversary is in October. Good try!"


"What the...", he responded, completely stumped.

"And guess what...", she folded her arms in front of her chest.


"It's not April anymore...it's MAY! So you've technically missed your deadline!"

"NOOOO!!", he squealed, and began punching the laptop's keys like a man possessed.

And thus, his month-long A to Z Challenge 2018 finally came to an end.



  1. Congratulations Criss on completing the challenge with much elan!
    This post is a perfect finish! Couldnt have any better than this one. Cheers!!!

    1. Thanks a ton Anagha...not just for reading, but also for keeping me motivated:)

  2. Oh my goodness! Hahahahaha The zealot is in drastic trouble. But for right now it is the celebration time before anything else, congratulations CRD for reaching the finishing line. Yay!!!

    1. Thank you Shesha. And congratulations to you too :)

  3. Great read!!! Your Zealot reminded me of my own self when I was 5 posts behind, I surely looked like a person possessed, to my kids but still unlike your Zealot, I knew when DJ Avicii died ;)
    Congrats or your accomplishment of A2Zchallenge.
    It was nice meeting you on this journey.


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