Sunday, March 15, 2009

You are in my dreams. Also, zombies.

I had a dream last night in which Whirl and Robin were dating. Weird.

I'll leave you to imagine the rest. But then you have to tell me, because this bizarre mind spasm has inspired the first ever 'The Travels of the Zombie Cow' competition. Yes, the nascent Zombie Cow has expressed an interest in seeing the world and may shortly be visiting a mailbox near you.

While I am assembling the raw meat, sorry parts, necessary to birth Zombie Cow, I want you to tell me what happened on Whirl and Robin's first date. The funniest entry will suffer, sorry, win the first bloodsucking, sorry, visit, from Zombie Cow. Who may have to have a name, but that might be a whole other competition...

Meanwhile - Whirl and Robin - where's the date? What are they saying to one another? What's going on in their little beating hearts? Tell all...

*Edited to add* If you're not sure who Whirl and Robin are, here's a crash course:

Whirl: Male. Brit. Has a cat called Geoff. Makes friends with mules and flies. Has a Girl of Whirl and together they have produced Son of Whirl. A paragraph or two away from finishing first novel. May once have been an actor. Now he calls it 'education'.

Robin: Female. American. Has a cat called Maddison. Married to a Brit. Four daughters between them. Sassy. Stalks Evil Editor. Likes all things Welsh, wine and hot tubs. Just finished first novel.

Make the rest up!

Deadline is Friday, end of day US time! Email your fabulosity to: mckoala at optusnet dot com dot au. Entries and winner will be posted next Monday.

No entry=no cow!

25 comments:

sylvia said...

Oh my. I swore I was not going to do anything extra this week but actually? This sounds like so much fun, I have to try. Please please please don't close it for a few days!

Whirlochre said...

Dating?

Hey — my filofax is smart watered, kiddo. How state-of-the-art is that?

writtenwyrdd said...

No one is going to beat Whirl's entry.

Do I infer correctly that the Zombie Cow (Cowie Bunga) is going to be doing a Grand Tour around the globe?

McKoala said...

*sigh* Whirl, 'dating' is for the benefit of our overseas friends who may not understand our weird British phraseology of 'going out', 'going steady', 'winching heavy' etc.

Sylvia, I'll make a deadline. And actually, emailed entries might be a good plan. I'll post 'em afterwards. Working this out as I'm going along? Not me!

You got it written. Mainly because that way I only have to make one...sorry, I mean, more cows get to enjoy their natural lifespan and chew more cud. Me nature lover.

Robin S. said...

Holy crap! Now there's a dream I'd like to have seen.

Can one of the subjects (me) send in an...entry? And, is 'dating' subject to individualized definitions?

pjd said...

I hope Zombie Cow does NOT get a name. And I hope that when we all get together and form our band (following the lead of the Rock Bottom Remainders), we will name the band Zombie Cow. Or perhaps Zombie Cows, with or without "The" prepended.

Paca's singing lead. I got rhythm guitar. Who's in?

Oh, yeah, the writing exercise. I am not sure I could come up with something worthy of this prompt. I will go chant on the mountain and sacrifice to the Muse. So we'll see.

Robin S. said...

I'm in, Pete. I'm a (dubbed) backup singer with a tambourine in one hand, and a glass of white wine in the other. What a blast this will be!

Zombie Cow takes NYC by storm.

McKoala said...

I expect entries from everybody, including our heros and PJD (I'll do back up singer).

pacatrue said...

I really, really hope I have time to write something for this....

McKoala said...

Me too.

blogless troll said...

Me too.

JaneyV said...

Me three.

I'm also up for being a backing singer - in a far too tight dress with bosom overflowing and shimmying with a feather boa while doo-opping.

jjdebenedictis said...

Can I be the stoned groupie at the side of the stage baying, "Free Birrrrrd... Free Birrrrrrrd..."?

fairyhedgehog said...

Where do I send it? You can email me your address at mckoala.fairyhedgehog@recursor.net and I'll send it to you. Is that OK? I don't like putting my main address out on the web for the spambots to find.

laughingwolf said...

in a phone booth, downtown manhatten... tough to say anything with mouths full :O lol

Whirlochre said...

I have to play too? Oh dear...

fairyhedgehog said...

I've sent mine in.

I hope Robin and Whirl will still be speaking to me after they read it.

Chris Eldin said...

AHAHAHAHAHAHAH! You're naughty.
:-)

Robin S. said...

Ha! I love the background info, McK! Made me laugh out loud.

No worries, FH. You're talking about Whirl and me, honey. With all the crap we consistently come up with, we can't complain.

fairyhedgehog said...

I'm glad you said that, Robin. I hope you still feel the same way after Friday...

McKoala said...

Got it FH. Loved it! Especially the locale and the closing line!

Robin S. said...

Oh, damn. Can't wait to read!

Sarah Laurenson said...

Crap. Now I have to squeeze this in, too? But it'll be so much fun!!!

I'll do my best, oh 'wine and neighbor' McK. (Beats my new nose by a mile)

sylvia said...

I've done this.

Um, if neither Robin nor WO ever speak to me again, will you still be my friend?

writtenwyrdd said...

I like the idea of a band called Zombie Cow. I'll volunteer as backup singer. I'll be the one in the moomoo, lol.