If you get stuck finding A to Z Challenge topics for the letter Q, these may help. They come from my 1920′s Hordern’s Home Dictionary and some words are out of common use. These words are great short story prompts. The challenge also accepts poetry, quotes, photoblogs and artwork. It’s about creativity. Try and use 100 words or more.
What is the challenge? It is “the brainchild of Arlee Bird, at Tossing it Out, the A to Z Challenge is posting every day in April except Sundays (we get those off for good behavior.) And since there are 26 days, that matches the 26 letters of the alphabet. On April 1, blog about something that begins with the letter “A.” April 2 is “B,” April 3 is “C,” and so on. You can use a theme for the month or go random – just as long as it matches the letter of the alphabet for the day. We recommend short posts, turn off Word Verification, and visit five blogs (or more) a day beginning with the one after yours on the list.”
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X and Z come out at the end of the week.
- Quardangle: a shape with 4 angles. In school, we used to assemble in the Quadrangle. Perhaps some school days topics?
- Quadrat: used in printing presses, this is the small piece of metal they use to make spaces between words. It is lower than the letters, so it gets no ink on it.
- A four leaf clover is a quadrifoliate. As is anything with four leaves attached to a common stalk. If something has five leaves it is a quinquefoliate.
- A quadrille is not just a dance, it is also four people playing a game with forty cards.
- Quaquaversal: inclined outwards in all directions from a single point; a pyramid would be on of these, or an inverted cone.
- A quarrel is also an arrow with a square head and a diamond shaped pane of glass. Arguments can also be included.
- Quasimodo is the first Sunday after Easter.
- A quean is a worthless woman; a wench.
- Quiddity: a trifling nicety; a captious question. An insincere, “How are you?” is one.
- Quidnunc: one that is curious, or pretends to know everything.
- Quirites were ancient Romans in their evil capacity.
- Quondam: a former friend.
- Quotidian: anything recurring daily.