In response to Daily Prompt Mad Libs : Turn to your co-workers, kids, Facebook friends, family -anyone who’s accessible-and ask them to suggest an article,an article and a noun. There’s your post title! Now Write
I looked towards Junior’s room. I knew there was considerable risk involved here- Junior’s creative brain could come up with a weird noun, and pair it with an even weirder, unrelated adjective.
I called out to him,anyways. He came skipping into my room with a toy helicopter in hand.When I told him about the deal, he looked excited. I smiled;I was sure the noun would be ‘helicopter’ .
“CAT…. FAT…. THE FAT CAT,” he said, after a moment’s thought.
“What ?”I nearly fell off my chair.” Why ‘THE FAT CAT?….’Why not ‘ THE FAT DOG’ or ‘THE BAD DOG’. I know nothing about cats!”
I debated whether I should ask him for an alternate noun-adjective combination.
“But won’t that set a wrong example? ” the mother in me argued.
I gave Junior, who was standing expectantly by my side, a thumbs up. Pleased, he scooted off to his room.
I had no ‘cat story’ or ‘fat cat story’ to share. So I decided to try out something different : to make a list of all the things in my house that are related to cats.
- I found these on Junior’s bookshelf:
That pretty much explains the choice of the noun, I guess.
But Fat?I flipped through T.S Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats and found BUSTOPHER JONES: THE CAT ABOUT TOWN
‘Bustopher Jones is not skin and bones –
In fact, he’s remarkably fat.’
- These were in the old cards box:Birthday cards given to my husband by his college friends and his brother.
- The fridge magnet: Notice the fish bone. We love eating fish. So do cats. 🙂
- The Cat Chronicles on my WordPress Reader:I enjoy reading Nera, Tabby and Fluffy’s response to WordPress Daily Prompts.
Love to all cats and cat lovers 🙂 🙂