O for Oxyblepsia – #atozchallenge


“A Brilliant Conspiracy” Episode 15.

Blurb & other Episodes


Oxyblepsia proffers questionable judgement, requiring beholders manifest solid evidence.

Ketch tracks lead from a holm upstream, veering Westwards.

Deposited xenoliths implicate yachty Zollie, castigating navigational gear.



Holm                           island in a river

Ketch                           a two-masted, fore-and-aft rigged sailing boat with a mizzenmast stepped forward of the rudder and smaller than its foremast.

Oxyblepsia                  extremely keen sight

Xenolith                      piece of rock brought in from another area

Yachty                        relating to yachts


Archibald’s ‘Horse of the Day’


Ogygian is my Outsider, even though he is one of the top 250 US racehorses at No. 133.


Jamila’s ‘Daily Poison’


Oleander (Nerium oleander); In Sanskrit the plant’s name means ‘Horse killer’; in Arabic and Italian it means ‘Ass killer’. Goats are immune.

Distribution: Southern Europe, Asia, southern US;

Toxic principle: cardiac glycosides, oldendrin, and nerioside;

Symptoms: sweating, vomiting, bloody diarrhoea, unconsciousness, respiratory paralysis, and death.


Word Links







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.