My theme is as follows: each day I will ask for words beginning with that day's letter, which I will randomly select five from to use in a sentence in an ongoing story. That sentence will be posted the next day when I'll ask for words for the next letter. So my Z sentence will appear on May 1st.
Dear friends, thank you for your delicious offerings yesterday. Out of a total of 213 the following five have been randomly selected:
Carpenter (suggested by Clare Dugmore)
Challenge (suggested by Bish Denham)
Crawdad (suggested by Erin Shakespear - had to check this one - it's a tiny lobster-like crustacean. The word originated in America in 1900-05 which made things even more interesting!)
Campaign (suggested by Michelle Wallace)
Cathedral (suggested by Carrie Butler)
So here's what we have so far, including the above:
Angels had always had a certain ambiguity, being both human and divine, reflected Acatour with an acute sense of malaise as he looked down on the arable fields of medieval England. A bird flew past making a belligerent shriek, unnerved it seemed by a boggart; Acatour descended, thinking it would take a brainiac like him to unravel the poor soul’s beginnings and why it had not reached Heaven.
York Cathedral hove into view, shrouded in wooden scaffold as part of the local bishop’s campaign of restoration; but before he could challenge a carpenter over whether any of his colleagues had fallen to their doom, his presence was announced by the crawdad he’d eaten back in 20th century New Orleans repeating on him.
Please donate your D words! To reiterate, you can offer as many as you like, and they can be as obscure and outlandish as you like (feel free to use a dictionary for inspiration). The more words you suggest, the more chance you have of one being picked. It doesn't matter if you suggest the same word as someone else (as I know not everyone always has time to read all the comments); each will count as its own entry.