Extra Special X
On the verge of being lost forever in a dark, dusty world under the refrigerator, the letter X calls for help. Holding on to each other, C-H-A-I and N band together to rescue X. While X questions her value as part of the alphabet, A kicks off a letter scramble including her in words that wouldn’t exist without the letter X. Through friendship, X learns the value of being part of a word, even if she is not the first letter.
First 150 words:
Jack stood at the refrigerator playing with his magnetic letters. He arranged, piled, moved, pushed and pulled them to make some of his favorite words:
CAT, TOP, BAT, STOP
The letters he didn’t use so much like U, Q, G, Y, X, and W were scattered off to the side.
Molly walked up to Jack.
“Let’s go outside,” his sister suggested.
“Last one out goes to bed first!” Jack replied, and started running.
The letters stayed on the refrigerator just where they had been. Well, most of them.
U, Q and X started slipping, sliding, and falling. Farther down the refrigerator they went.
“Can someone help me down here?” called a small voice. “There’s a loud humming sound and I’m alone. It’s dusty, dirty, and getting dark. I don’t think I can hold on much longer.”
It was X. She was about to fall right off the refrigerator.