When in Rome


The letter X is a toughy for the A to Z Challenge. Even Sue Grafton, in her alphabet detective novel series, “A is for Alibi…” etcetera, had a challenge when it came to X. Instead of following the pattern of titles, and having an “X is for ___,” the book title for the X installment is “X.” Simple. Succinct.

Works for me. And I really didn’t want to read a detective novel titled “X is for Xylophone.”

So what does one do with a blog post based on the letter X?

Here are 10 ideas (or X ideas):

1. X is the Roman numeral ten.
2. X-Acto knives: They do have their uses in stained glass work. I could have pulled it off.
3. X marks the spot. Maybe too obvious?
4. Sign your X on the line. Yes, a line from the song, “Santa Baby.”
5. Ex… ex-spouse, ex-employee. That sort of thing.
6. Ex as the sound in the beginning of a word: eXactly, eXcellent…
7. X out something, as in draw a line through a word. I guess an X would actually be two lines.
8. X. Just X. If Sue Grafton can do it, so could I. Or so could X.
9. X as the 24th letter in the alphabet. I don’t know… there must be some fascinating details about the letter X.
10. Malcolm X. The activist or the movie. It’s kinda scary that when I did a Bing search on Malcolm X, the first six entries were about the movie, not the person.

So many blogging options, after all. Too many, in fact. I guess I just won’t write a post about the letter X.

Oh, wait! I just did!


X  X is for X.

About Maggie C

Stained glass artist, writer, respecter of life.
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6 Responses to When in Rome

  1. Here is a story about an “X” that you will either love or hate.

    It is about Philip X. – – – and it is an actual occurrence – – – or rather – – – occurrences.


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  2. roweeee says:

    I had a Chinese poet I found who was Xu Zhong. I saved him for Z and used X to refer to Anon for the unknown poet. As it turned out, these difficult to fill letters introduced me to some excellent new poets and very interesting backstories. Xu Zhong served as an interpreter for Tagore on his tour of China, which was poorly received and very controversial, which I would never have known if I hadn’t found Xu. xx Rowena

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