V for Verdict – #atozchallenge


“A Brilliant Conspiracy” Episode 22

Blurb & other Episodes


Verdict by coroner: two grooms – homicides; four wolves and six racehorses – misadventure.

Not exactly xenogenous killings. “Deadly phytotoxins yielded loss of zoetic qualities,” utters Jamila.



Phytotoxins                 plant poisons

Xenogenous                due to an outside cause

Zoetic                          living; vital


Archibald’s ‘Horse of the Day’


Veillantif was Roland’s horse in the La Chanson de Roland – not a racehorse but Roland’s my hero, of course. Value for some here.


Jamila’s ‘Daily Poison’


Venomous ticks (species of Ixodes and Ornithodoros);

Distribution: temperate and tropical regions;

Toxic principle: unknown;

Symptoms: tick bites result in swelling, redness, intense pain, headache, muscle cramps, loss of memory, etc. Cause diseases such as Lime Disease, Anaplasmosis, Babesiosis, Colorado Tick Fever, Powassan Disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and Tularemia, some of which can be fatal.


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.







5 thoughts on “V for Verdict – #atozchallenge

  1. I suspect many of these words would never normally be used. But it might be fun to use some of them to surprise people.

    Also made sure I’m following you blogs properly, Susan – weighty issues that make the little grey cells spark. Trauma, for instance, is a subject that I find provoking.


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