X is for…
There is a dearth of X words in the dictionary, truly a lacking of words that begin with “X”. But, moving beyond the alphabet and into the metaphorical or metaphysical, whatever, X has some real possibilities.
Think about this: I print out my newest addition to the WIP, and then hold that paper in my hands. I pace around my abode and read this brilliant writing aloud, while marking in missing words, taking out mistakes. I also circle large sections, and with my marker, decisively put a big bold “X” through that section. Ta-Duh! In the world of blood, sweat and tears’ writing, “X” denotes a big change. It cries out “This no longer applies!”
Then, of course, there is the treasure map, where “X” indicates where the treasure has been buried by pirates. So many movies have been made about pirates and treasure, that it is truly nauseating. I don’t care if Johnny Depp is absolutely gorgeous. “Captain Blood” with Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, and Basil Rathbone? I will watch that any day, any time.
“X” is not locked into position, like, say the letter “A”. “X” can be rotated, flipped over, put on its side—and it is still the same letter. There is something of immutability with the letter “X”.
“X” was chosen by the movie raters to denote a movie that should never be seen by anyone who has an ounce of good taste and moral fiber.
I think that is all I want to write about “X” at this time, but I definitely have explored some of this letter’s uses.
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