This is the first (and, the alphabet being what it is, also the last) in a series I'm creating that personifies the alphabet.
Inspiration for this shindig comes straight from Tom Robbins, who when asked what his favorite letter of the alphabet was, wrote a three-page paean to the letter Z. The one line that stuck with me was, "If X marks the spot, Z shoots it with a laser gun."
So Z is a sexy, exotic, mysterious woman with a zap gun, leaping across the rooftops of some future metropolis. She seems like the kind of person who would be a Z if she was a letter.
The next letter I have cemented is V.