Z is for…

Historiated Z


olpidem Tartrate (Ambien).



April’s over, all you A to Z Challenge participants.

Good job! Now, go get some sleep.

Peace and sweet dreams,



MikeBeachML Swift is a writer of Middle Grade, Young Adult, and Adult fiction, although he dabbles in many genres.

An Alzheimer’s caregiver for the past ten years, he has published several articles on The Alzheimer’s Reading Room, the largest online website catering to that community, and plans to write a novel about his experience in caregiving.

He resides in Florida with his dogs, Rameses and Buster, attempting to reclaim his side of the bed.


28 thoughts on “Z is for…

  1. Great to see you around again, Mike! I hope everything is OK in your world – I’ve been thinking of you and your sister, and sending lots of good thoughts your way. Which I’ll continue, after I NAP, as you suggest 🙂

    1. Hey Liz, and congrats on finishing! April had its own share of craziness without adding the AZ on top of it. I decided to go ahead and take the month off. Time to get back to blogging (and more writing). Sis is doing well, finished chemo and surgery is scheduled in May.

  2. Wooohooo! (That deserved extra O’s for emphasis.) Congrats on completing the A to Z challenge. A well-deserved nap definitely sounds in order. Heck, I’d hibernate for a weekend/week/month… 🙂

    1. Oh Anna,

      I appreciate the congrats, but I wasn’t one of the participants. I just threw a post with this last letter out there as my way of saying, “Well, that’s over! Good job to all who did it, now go get some rest.”

      After watching two years of this, I would be crazy to undertake such. 🙂

    1. Go home and get some rest, Elizabeth. You deserve it. Oh…and I guess this post mislead a few people. I just joined in the festivities with this last one as a farewell to the event.

  3. Hi Michael,

    Of course you’ve been eagerly waiting for a comment from my shy, humble self 🙂 Good sir, your wait is over! Like you, Penny the Jack Russell and I, her fictional human, did not participate in the amazing alphabet challenge. Well done to those who survived the darned thing. At least Penny did her best to hopefully pawvide, um, provide them with light-hearted stories to give them a bit of a time out.

    You are a good man, Michael. Wishing you a peaceful weekend. And yep, Penny and I are exhausted even without getting involved.

    In peace and kindness,


    1. Yikes! A few comments snuck by me, yours included. You and Penny (TJRAMIS) always provide some much-needed comic relief. Good man. Thanks for stopping over.

  4. Okay, Mr. Swift, what happened to you in this challenge? You got me all hyped up and excited about the reveal of your “challenge theme” spouting how you were so excited to reveal it, you couldn’t hardly wait. Then I come over here at the beginning of the month and……..nothing. Crickets. Just a previous lonely post and no mention of AtoZ challenge. What happened? Why did it all fall flat? Did you grow a beak and feathers and chicken out? Bawk bawk!–(thoses are chicken sounds).

    1. No chickening out, but when it came to the challenge, my goose was cooked. Yeah, I was hyped to do it, but as sometimes happens, life got in the way. Sorry if I disappointed! Just too much outside stuff. And you know, as I watched the insanity from the sidelines, I couldn’t have made a better decision. 🙂

    1. Oooo…yeah, the blog went dark for the month of April. This post just followed the theme of the AZ to congratulate the winners, and what better way than to give out a little restful advice? 🙂

    1. Thanks, Damyanti. Yeah, I hated to pull out, but had to. Things have just been…well, working on a post about that right now.

      Appreciate you coming over. 🙂

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