Viewing Area (SIGNS: #AtoZChallenge)


Viewing AreaSo, they stood behind the glass wall that reflected blues and pinks. The grandparents held each others hands, looking for their grandchild. Most were sleeping, clenched in their blankets. Some mouths were open, their noise filtered.

“Is that her?” she asked, doing her best to read the names.

“Put on your glasses, silly. No…third row, second one in.”

She did, shoulders relaxing, a smile opening, tasting the salty streak that was coming down.

Their son came up behind them. He watched the two of them for a moment, then joined them at the glass, resting his head upon it, staring.


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.

Hope you enjoy the stories.


About StuHN

I am a creative individual with many areas of passion: Professional Storyteller; NYS Certified Drama Specialist/Educator; Professional Development Coordinator & Facilitator; Workshop Leader; sometime Puppeteer; Playwright; Director; Performer; Teaching Artist; and sometimes more.

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