D for Destroyed-#atozchallenge


“A Brilliant Conspiracy” Episode 4.

Blurb & other Episodes

Destroyed electrified fencing generates horse injuries. Jamila kneels, logically measuring nineteen oak posts.

“Quite reasonable, suspecting tools utilising venom. Wounds betrayed xiphoid cuts, yielding a zootoxin.”


Xiphoid                       shaped like a sword

Zootoxin                     poison derived from animal


Archibald’s ‘Horse of the Day’


Dawn Run pulled off two great Doubles at Cheltenham in 1984 and 1986.


Jamila’s ‘Daily Poison’


Death Cap (Amanita phalloides);

Distribution: North America, Europe

Toxic principle: amanitine, phalloidine;

Symptoms develop slowly, about 6–15 hours after eating: extreme abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, excessive thirst, anuria (absence or defective excretion of urine), prostration, weakness, jaundice, cyanosis, convulsion, death; fatality rate about 50 percent; no known antidote but some treatment available.


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The Challenge runs over 26 days – with Sundays off for good behaviour – and each day will be based on the alphabet, from A through to Z.

Read more about the Challenge I set myself in my Theme Reveal:

Blogging from A to Z Challenge Theme Reveal 2016

For more on the Blogging from A to Z Challenge and to visit the other brave bloggers, go to the official site and this linky list.