X-ing (SIGNS: #AtoZChallenge)


X IngYakov’s smile was huge. He had made it through the trip, crushed and bruised in places he didn’t even know he could be crushed and bruised. Here he was: Ellis Island, America! Instead of being pushed and shoved, he and only a few others were in a private enclosure. He had forgotten how good it felt, having some room around him to move.

The man in the white coat who asked him a lot of questions put a nice big X on his lapel.

“The Village Idiot, they called me!” he said out loud. IF they could see me now.



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.


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