Q for Quintessential – #atozchallenge


“A Brilliant Conspiracy” Episode 17.

Blurb & other Episodes


“Quintessential racing knowledge simplifies betting,” thinks Archibald.

Money on horses can generate usurious vices.

Watching Xander yelling insults, pointing jealous fingers, expedites detection.

Zollie loses nothing.



Quintessential             of the pure and essential essence of something; of or relating to the most perfect embodiment of something; most typically representative of a quality, state, etc; perfect

Usurious                      1. Practicing usury; 2. Of or constituting usury

Usury                          1. The practice of lending money and charging the borrower interest, especially at an exorbitant or illegally high rate; 2. An excessive or illegally high rate of interest charged on borrowed money.


Archibald’s ‘Horse of the Day’


Quizzed sounds interesting. I might go for a Quinella with this mare in my selection, but I’m take a gamble here.


Jamila’s ‘Daily Poison’


Quinine administered by ingestion or injection. Malaria treatment.

            Symptoms: Progressive ringing in ears, blurring of vision, weakness, fall of blood pressure, haemoglobin in the urine, oliguria, and cardiac irregularities. Cardiac depression, convulsions, and respiratory arrest can occur.


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.