The Letter X

Deb, over at Nope, Not Pam, has this weekly challenge called A Letter a Week, where she gives us a place, an emotion, an adjective, a verb, and an animal all starting with the same letter. Then she asks us to write a post using those items and the letter she has given us, which this week is the letter X.

Here are Deb’s X-words:

Place – Xenia
Emotion – xany
Adjective – xenial
Verb – xylophone
Animal – Xerus

“X” is a tough letter. So before I begin, let me point out that Deb said that Xenia is an unincorporated community in the state of Kansas. She also noted that xenial is a friendly relationship between host and ghost. Finally, xany doesn’t seem to exist as a word in American English. So, for the sake of my story for the letter X, I’m going to use the definition of “zany” for the word “xany.”

“Toto, we’re not in Xenia anymore,” Tom said.

“What?” Carl responded.

“Don’t you see it over there?”

“See what?”

There’s some xany animal, I think it’s a xerus, wearing a top hat and it’s playing the xylophone.”

“I knew coming to a haunted house was a bad idea.” Carl said. “You’re seeing things.”

“Oh, you mean like that xenial ghost over there,” Tom said. “Don’t worry, he’s friendly.”

“Dude, have you been smoking dope?” Carl asked.

“No, but I did take some Ecstasy,” Tom admitted.

“That explains a lot,” Carl said.

“Exactly,” Tom said, laughing.

8 thoughts on “The Letter X

  1. Sadje September 11, 2022 / 9:57 am

    Haha! Well done. X is a difficult letter to write for.

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  2. Marilyn Armstrong September 11, 2022 / 10:50 am

    Um, I guess misspelling is okay? Other then x-ray, there aren’t any words I know that start with an X. I think there may be some medical terms.

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  3. Nope, Not Pam September 11, 2022 / 1:04 pm

    That made me chuckle, and you can blame google for xany. I’m letting it slide, x is tough

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  4. Marleen September 11, 2022 / 1:11 pm

    Fun story, and I like your inclusion of ecstasy (with the X sound). Xenia must be a spooky place.

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  5. donmatthewspoetry September 12, 2022 / 1:55 am

    Little Johnny says he’s got a xenial relationship with Casper…….who am I to question Fan?

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