What If There Were No B’s

Thanks to Jimmie Kepler for inspiring this post. In this little piece he wrote for his granddaughter, he reflects on what life would be like without the letter C. Well, have you ever thought of what life would be like without the letter B?

For reakfast this morning, I would have had oatmeal, orange juice, and an anana. Because of my limited vision, I would e writing this log post in raille. When I go out later, I would put on my oots. At the end of the day, I would stretch out in my recliner with a good ook.

You see, life wouldn’t be the same without the letter B, either. In fact, every letter of the alphabet is important.

Now it’s your turn. Pick a letter of the alphabet and write about what your life would be like without it. If you’re an elementary school teacher, you might want to try this activity with your students. In any case, please feel free to share your results in the comments field. Have a lessed day.


Author Abbie Johnson Taylor

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Author: abbiejohnsontaylor

I'm the author of two novels,, two poetry collections, and a memoir with another novel on the way. My work has appeared in various journals and anthologies. I'm visually impaired and live in Sheridan, Wyoming, where for six years, I cared for my totally blind late husband who was paralyzed by two strokes. Please visit my website at http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com.

6 thoughts on “What If There Were No B’s”

  1. Abbie–What a clever post!  Your b-less writing made me chuckle out loud!  I especially liked your creative and amusing closing.

    Talk with you soon–Alice  (Later, I will try to decide on a missing letter.)


    1. Thank you, Alice. I’m looking forward to reading about your life without your missing letter once you come up with one. You can always post your results on your own blog, and I forgot to suggest that in my post. Happy writing.


  2. Loved the post, Abbie. B is more important than I thought. Maybe I’ve asked before, but have you ever read the book Ella Minnow Pea? For a ridiculous reason, residents of an little island are prohibited from using in speech or writing, certain letters of the alphabet, starting with one and progressing day by day. The reader has fun watching them communicate as the letters fall.


  3. I’m sorry I haven’t left a comment before now. I remember seeing your post originally on the morning of December 7, 2017. I thought at the time I will leave a comment this afternoon. Life got in the way. That very day I had to take my wife to the ER. They found a brain tumor. The Melanoma cancer she had now was in the brain. She had surgery and normal follow-up treatments. She passed away on April 12, 2018. It has been 10.5 months since she passed away as I type. I’m starting to get to a normal. I loved the poem. God bless you!

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