Lipogrammatic Challenge; No A

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A tiny, intense genre is constrained writing. You’re doing it already, writing under the constraint of 1,024 characters. Another interesting constraint is avoidance of a very common letter, as in the French novel “A Void.” It’s 50,000 words long, none of which contains the letter “E”. Read about it here,

Write a story that does not contain the letter “A”.

  • Started April 15th, 2014.
  • Ended May 15th, 2014.
  • Created by Pablo Vilas

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The word

Author: Job


  1. Avatar Pablo Vilas

    Balance restored; good job.

  2. Avatar Job

    All bags packed, and stacked at grandmothers back garden! Can’t wait!

  3. Avatar Pablo Vilas

    “The Word,” by Job. A compelling little gem with a surprise at the end, and no violations of the “No A” rule.

    Job, your prize is an all-expenses-paid trip for two to Duck Creek Village, Utah on the Goodyear blimp. Just put your suitcases in the back yard, we’ll be along shortly. While you’re waiting you can think up a message for display to the entire nation on the blimp’s electronic billboard—no A’s, now.

  4. Avatar Pablo Vilas

    Erm, winner? Am I supposed to pick one? Okay, I will do that, tho reluctantly; several entries were quite good.

  5. Avatar Oliviarose

    when will the winner be announced?

  6. Avatar Princess Binky Lemontwist (LoA)


    You could always write about something that has a lot of the forbidden letters in it. That would make it even more difficult. Write about, lava, a gala, magma, arias, auras, avatars, azaleas, or papaya.

  7. Avatar signed, poet

    Yeah but about what? gotta give me some kinda topic bro :( The reason I come to this site is I get some kind of a starting point haha

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