Z for Zzz and its connection with sleep

For those who were reading my fiction about One Minuters: I am glad to share that I ended the story (for now) in the previous post. Frankly, I wanted to treat myself with an easy post on Z. Coming up with so many Z words to start every sentence of the last chapter (as per my tough theme for the fiction) was difficult given that the chapter demanded pace 😊 This is my 26th and last post for this year’s A to Z Challenge (#atozchallenge).
Read all my posts for the challenge in the A to Z links below:
A ➡ B ➡ C ➡ D ➡ E ➡ F ➡ G ➡ H ➡ I ➡ J ➡ K ➡ L ➡ M ➡ N ➡ O ➡ P ➡ Q ➡ R ➡ S ➡ T ➡ U ➡ V ➡ W ➡ XY ➡ Z


I am so tempted to end the Z post just like this! I think I have earned myself some Zs after the fiction that I ended yesterday with the Y post. We all participants have earned a break, right?

By the way, did you know how Zzz became synonymous with sleep?

Well, it used to be tough for comic book and comic strip artists to indicate sleep. So someone came up with the onomatopoeic representation of snoring by using Zzz. Though personally I feel that snoring sounds more like krhhhh rather than zzzzzzz 😜 As I write this, my 3-year-old is napping beside me and snoring like krhhhh krhhh! Funny coincidence, isn’t it?

Anyway, over the years, Zzz became so common that people started using the idiom “to catch some Zs” for saying “to get some sleep”.

That’s about it! Won’t make this last post of the month long as we all are clearly exhausted and deserve a relaxed Zzz-full weekend.

I am very thankful to my WhatsApp gal gang who kept motivating me and my family and friends who appreciated my work. Super thankful to the organisers of the annual A-Z challenge for all their hardwork and for keeping the spirit of blogging alive.

Stay tuned for more interesting posts on momandideas.com and who knows The One Minuters might surprise you again!

PS I am really keen to know what you think about my fiction (B to Y posts). So I would appreciate if you could drop your honest comments below. Should I extend the story with greater details and convert it into a book?


14 thoughts on “Z for Zzz and its connection with sleep”

  1. I sure agree with you on the snoring sounds! Not ZZZZ but more like krhkrhkrhkrh 😀 And yes do do, refine it some more, maybe a little more action, do the illustrations, I am sure you’d do a fab job with it too! And convert it into children’s series – they’re hot stuff! Disney, Nickelodeons, YouTube kids and more – and remember the disclaimer 😉
    Read my A-Z at FictionPies


  2. I don’t blame you for going this route for your last post. I like the “Zzzzz” topic for Z. I’m pretty sure I’ve used it at least once over the years.

    Great job spanning the alphabet with creativity.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out


  3. Yes much deserving break and we all deserve zzz. thats a nice background on how zzzz originated.

    You can definitely put more thought , put in more details, and you can think of getting super hero series as childrens’ comics.

    Congrats on completing a to z. From “The Pensive”


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