Saturday, April 30, 2011

Z. Zero

Zac was a zealous student, interested in Zionism and Zoroastrianism. Sadly he could remember zilch, zip and zero about spelling. The last letter of the Western alphabet; a metaphor for his life: a big fat Z. He longed for the sizzling zing of success. But he zipped his mouth with this score.

Zac wanted to zoom into oblivion. He felt like a zombie, totally zonked.

He belonged in a zoo for freaks, had no zest for life. He’d have to zig-zag out of the school yard zone to avoid the zap of the bullies who had zero tolerance for difference.

A Drabble is a story told in 100 words. No more, no less.

Cheers!  :D

I'll be back Monday to wrap up with Lee at Tossing it Out who has generously devoted so much time to hosting the A-Z Blogging Challenge this April.

Over at traverselife, I've spent the month looking at different aspects of bullying.


baygirl32 said...

Cheers to you! great way to finish off the challenge

Eve said...

Hey Sue! Love it! I've given you the Versatile Blogger Award..head over to my blog to pick it up!

C R Ward said...

Loved your drabble! What a great end to the challenge. :-)

Empty Nest Insider said...

Very clever ending to the challenge! I enjoyed reading your drabbles and look forward to seeing more of you! Julie

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Rayna Natasha Iyer said...

What a fantastic end to the challenge. Loved the drabble!

Kathy said...

Congratulations on rising to the challenge!!!
What awesome Drabble's for the A to Z Challenge...loved them so much... and was so nice to meet you.
Will be checking back often!
Kathy at Oak Lawn Images

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Sue .. that was great .. loved all the Zs = very descriptive. Had never heard of drabbles before meeting up with bloggers .. such a fascinating way of writing .. I'm rather taken with it! This one is particularly good ...

Good to be here and see you Monday and then a(g)round .. cheers Hilary

Claudia Moser said...

Wow! This is really amazing, great ending and thank you for dropping by!

Manzanita said...

Dear Sue,
Zero....but we are not a zero. Completion. Ahhh a great feeling. Me too, take a little time off. I may write one post on what I've learned and believe me, I've learned a lot with this A-Z. And the new friendships far outweigh the battle. Keep in touch from time to time. It feels like old war buddies going home after the war was won Ha Ha
Thanks again for the below.
Love and Peace

Liza said...

I'm so impressed. Not only did you complete the A-Z, but you did it on two blogs. You deserve an award! Congratulations!

Jan Morrison said...

wooohooo! Hi Sue - you are most definitely one of the benefits I accrued by entering the challenge! I've loved getting to know you and will be checking in with you on a regular basis...

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Sue, we did it! Congratulations! I have an award for you!!

Anonymous said...

I just found you at L'Aussie's travel blog. So glad I did or I wouldn't have met ZAC and read this most clever Z post.
Ann Best, Memoir Author

Leovi said...

A Drabble beautiful and full of sensitivity, and masterfully told. He deserves that Z.

J.L. Campbell said...

Love the carving of the little girl. Really nice. I kinda did the same with the Z today, but I wasn't inspired enough for a short story. Breathing a sigh of relief to have completed the challenge.

TheyCallMeVarmit said...

Very nice drabble! Have enjoyed reading your posts for the challenge, and plan to keep visiting.
congrats on finishing the challenge!

sue said...

Baygirl, cheers! Can you hear the tinkle of virtual glasses and the pop of the champers corks?
Eve, thanks so much. I'm not doing awards any more, but really appreciate the compliment. Cheers!
CRW, thankyou! :D
ENI, thanks Julie, enjoy that feeling of a job well done!
Rayna, thankyou so much. Now to get some exercise and recharge the batteries!
Kathy, Thanks so much, We did it!!
Hilary, Drabbles are great fun, have a look at Rayna Natasha Iyers blog (above) she's inspirational.
Claudia, thankyou! I feel like I've survived a marathon!
Manzanita, An excellent description. I'll look forward to catching up after I've had my R&R. Hope you're enjoying the champers and cheese and biscuits? I can recommend the King Island Bree.
Liza, thankyou so much for dropping in. The award is the support and encouragement I've received. Please stay for glass of bubbly and some nibblies.
Jan, whoooohoooo indeed! What a relief. Perhaps stay a while and chat over the drinks and bikkies?
Elizabeth, Hooray, hooray. Thanks so much for the award, for assorted reasons I'm not doing them any more, but am delighted at the compliment. cheers!!
Ann, Hi! welcome, L'Aussie is good isn't she. Thankyou so much for dropping by and taking time to comment.
Leovi, Thankyou so much, I appreciate your kind words.
JLC, I think there are a couple of posts we had similar words. thanks so much for dropping in, please stay for the celebrations!

Whew! I think I'd better put my glass down, the champers is going to my head. Thanks everyone, it's been lovely to meet you all. Now to rest and see what's happened to my brain, it feels rather mushy.
Oh hang it all, one last round...cheers!

L'Aussie said...

Great way to complete the challenge Sue.Thank you for visiting my travel blog during the time.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Now that's a cool drabble!
Glad you've enjoyed the Challenge. It was a lot of fun acting as a co-host for the event and I'm still trying to visit all of the blogs on the list.

Nate Wilson said...

Zounds! That's some crazy drabblin'. And hitting exactly 100 words every time this month... well done, Sue.

Car Title Loans said...

I've never seen so many Z words used in 100 or less! What a way to end the challenge; most people gave up at the end. It's good to see you didn't let your imagination get the best of you :)

alberta ross said...

i will be back to read more - well done for finishing - liked the drabbles I read - that's hard - double well done

If your'e interested in climate change/ environment my 2nd blog comments often on it can be reached from didyoueverkissafrog - pop in sometime and look backwards - it's been quiet during a-z couldnt manage two at a time!!!