Sunday, April 1, 2012

A: April, Fool Me

I'm doing the A to Z Blog Challenge. It's appropriate that April begins with an A. Every April God rewrites the Book of Genesis - Austin O'Malley. Indeed - with Easter in a week, it's a time of rebirth, tulips, chocolate bunnies, and jellybeans. In Texas, it's sunshine and crazy rainstorms. It's Rangers baseball opener on Good Friday. April is tricky - it embraces spring, harkens to a final winter blast, or hurries into heat.

April is the cruelest month - T.S. Eliot

Characters named April seem jovial with a delicate prettiness. However, look deeper and there's a darkness lurking. The month of April sheds dead live oak tree leaves, it blasts us with pollen, and can lash us with pelting cold raindrops. A girl named April could be sweet, or maybe she's planning a murder. That's the fun of being a writer - you can play with names, fill an April with opposite expected tendencies, and trick your reader.

April the month, or April a girl - fool us all


  1. Love those pictures--- it is raining where I am!

    PS: Turning off the word verification might increase comments, but not spam :)

    ---Damyanti, Co-host A to Z Challenge April 2012

    Twitter: @AprilA2Z

  2. That is the fun of being a writer. I think that TS (to me) meant that Spring brings hope and promise which can bring disappointment and sometimes despair.

  3. I think April 1st makes a much better New Year's Day. Everything is renewed after winter when spring finally shows its head.

    Writers tend to be loners, but spring allows us to get outside. Good for the soul.

  4. Loved this post Joanne! Thanks for sharing this quote: Every April God rewrites the Book of Genesis - Austin O'Malley. I hadn't heard that but it sure does fit.

    Welcome to the Challenge!