Nathan and Xavier

The Blogging from A to Z April Challenge was first held in 2010. The challenge is that we have to post every day of April, except on the four Sundays. April 1st is a theme with letter A, 2nd with letter B and so on till April 30th which will be Z themed. This year, I’m planning to do short pieces of fiction (not a series), or a poem based on a word with that letter.

Nathan and Xavier

“I got a new XBOX, Xavier.”

“Nathan is so lucky. He’s rich and gets so many nice gifts,” thought Xavier, as the two friends sat on adjacent swings, waiting.

“I got only a baseball bat, Nathan,” he told.

Xavier saw his mother walking toward them in her waitress uniform, and hurried away with a quick “Goodbye” to Nathan.

Nathan saw the beautiful woman walking toward them, giving them a smile but Xavier didn’t give him a chance to say hello as he dashed off, and the two of them headed off in the opposite direction.

“Xavier is so lucky. He has a mom who smiles properly and loves him to bits, and who comes every day to pick him up from school.”

His thoughts were broken by the honk of a car. He looked up to see his chauffer waiting for him, the car door open.

“Your mother is busy, Master Nathan,” he told, but Nathan had just got inside and sat on the back seat, looking out the window at the two silhouettes in the distance, fading away.

Like last year, I’m taking the challenge along with my friend Bhavya. We’re writing on the same themes each day, and giving each other the themes on alternate days. Day 24, the word chosen by us was ~Xbox~.

(© 28th April 2015)


Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

20 thoughts on “Nathan and Xavier”

  1. Perspective is everything ale…

    We so often take for granted the blessings we have in life…

    Beautiful post Leo.. Thank you for sharing.. 🙂

  2. The grass is always greener on the other side but of the two Xavier is luckier- that’s my opinion 🙂

  3. This is true for so many people at so many levels!! If we would learn to appreciate the value of what we have in life, more than half of our disappointments would vanish. Lovely little story 🙂
    (Bhavya recently posted… The Gift)My Profile

    • Very true 🙂 We think the grass is greener on the other side, when really, it’s just as green and just as fresh on ours if we look at it correctly 😀 Glad you liked the story, Ishi.

  4. This is something I have been observing since many years. We always look for what others have and thus fail to celebrate life.

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