Sometimes using the alphabet as a literary crutch becomes an exercise worth doing. In this exercise I used every letter of the alphabet to create a short story in prose form. It's really difficult to get anything to work with the letter "X" as there were very few words I could think of in the moment that started with X. This always ends up being a fun exercise whenever I do it.
Anderson crept along the cliff edge
Bribing the seagulls to squawk
Careless his toe caught a stone and
Down the hill he dropped
Every moment passed by his eyes
Flashed in between the seconds
Gaining speed he began to panic
How am I going to make it?
Intertwined within the branches
Just beyond the cliff-wall’s edge
Kept his eye on a piece of rope
Length of which he couldn’t have said
Making a last ditch effort’s worth
Not having another chance
Out he reached to grab the rope
Praying he trusted his glance
Questions answered in one blink
Reaching one last time
Scorching hands to a halt
The moment he held the line
Under pressure he heard a crack above
Vicious burning in his hands
With an inch to spare it held him
“X-ray Tango Delta copy?”
“Yessir loud and clear”
“Zero chance to let this slide?”
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Brian Theoret | Notes in the Sandbox - a collection of writing, reflection, inspiration...
Brian Theoret | Notes in the Sandbox
a collection of writing, reflection, inspiration...