The Allergic To E Challenge

The Allergic ToEChallenge

Good morning readers, hope you have enjoyed the wonderful review as of today. I was Skyping the lovely Jonas Lee last night as to our upcoming interview/conversation and I remembered I was yet to attempt said challenge. The idea is to construct and write a paragraph that is between four and six sentences (that make sense) without using the letter E once. It may not sound too difficult but this paragraph above already contains forty four e’s! I have attempted the challenge and although the tenses are a little off I think I’ve done okay. Thank you to the wonderful Jonas.


It was a muggy day in London. Knots of individuals striding down humid paths; damp clothing sticking to clammy limbs. I sat, basking in sunlit parks whilst clouds lazily slid, discarding wisps of snowy fuzz sinking into a cobalt sky. Vodka tonic in hand and a book lying gaping upon a grassy bank, my thoughts lost in dragons and mystical lands I thought it would stay a grand day.

I now nominate

Rachael Richey

Jacke Wilson


Sandra Danby 

So looking forward to see what you come with, knowing it will be tens of times better than mine!

ps. I did a little research and the book Gadsby is a story of over 50,000 words without using the letter “E” by Ernest Vincent Wright. That is, just, well. Nuts.

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  1. June 25, 2015 / 3:35 pm

    Smashing job there! I love how creative people can be.

    • June 25, 2015 / 3:47 pm

      Yayyyyy! Must admit it took a little while and the second sentence doesn’t quite work but imma happy with it! :))) xx

  2. June 25, 2015 / 5:15 pm

    I’m so impressed by your paragraph, Lizzie. Thanks for nominating me! SD

    • June 25, 2015 / 5:21 pm

      Oh really?! Eee that’s so wonderful to hear! Cannot wait to see what you come up with 🙂 xx

  3. June 25, 2015 / 6:11 pm

    Congratulations – that was very accomplished writing, considering the difficulty you were under:)

    • June 26, 2015 / 6:51 am

      Eeeeee thank you! 🙂 it was a lot of fun writing it but it was quite tough 🙂 x

    • June 26, 2015 / 6:49 am

      Thank you! Everyone is being so lovely about my paragraph eeee x

  4. June 28, 2015 / 11:04 pm

    Great job! Seriously, Gatsby does not have a single E??

    • June 29, 2015 / 8:13 am

      Noooo Gadsby 🙂 apparently haha he wanted to prove he could do it

      • June 29, 2015 / 9:37 am

        I’m sorry *bows head in shame* (I haven’t read it yet!) Haha that’s so cool! 😉

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