Gravel (SIGNS: #AtoZChallenge)


GravelBill looked at his elbow in the mirror. It was dry,rough; the scars that crossed his skin were a reminder when he was Billy and he ran wild with youth.

He remembers sneaking out of the bunk after lights out  were called. He and two buddies made their ways along the dark paths,  to the mess hall kitchen. They tried the door, hoping for a late night snack.

Lights went on; with a shout they were  chased by counselors.

Billy slid and fell on the gravel path. His elbow a bloody mess.

Bill looked in the mirror, and smiled.




For the April 2014 A to Z Blog Challenge, you will find a story a day (except Sundays) from me. A to Z: Staring with A on Tuesday, April 1st and ending with Z on Wednesday, April 30th.

Signs is my theme for this year’s outing. Road signs, building signs, warning signs…Signs alert us to a multitude of messages. My plan is to use the alphabet through Signage, but not to stick to what the sign was originally intended to convey. So, the genre of story writing, and styles, of the posts will vary as my mood and interpretation sees fit. Possibly a poem or two. We’ll see.

I’m also trying something more of a challenge: each post will be a Drabble. A Drabble is 100 Words Exactly.

I hope you enjoy the short pieces.



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