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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A - Z Challenge: "O" is for Owl

During the month of April, I am participating in the Blogging From A-Z April 2012 Challenge, where we post everyday except for Sundays. I have decided to make flashcards for the letter of the day out of my photos, and then use the picture as a writing prompt.  I am using my Thesaurus to make a story out of words beginning with the letter "O", and to have it make sense.  I have no idea of the twists and turns that it will take and usually crack myself up when I am all through.  Hope these little ditties make you laugh too.  The whole list of my A-Z posts are all listed on the top of the left-hand sidebar.   

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Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

"Owls in Love"
by Kathy Matthews

On the outskirts of Ontario, Oscar the owl only had eyes for Olivia.  She was the object of his desire.  A bit obese and certainly obedient, Olivia offered no objection towards Oscar herself.

The only obstacle to their happy future was Olivia's obstinate and obnoxious father, Orville.  A bit obscure and nearly obsolete, Orville was obsessed with Olivia's obligation to marry an owl with money.  Both Olivia and Oscar found this to be offensive, and, after all, Orville was not omnipotent. 

In October, the lovebirds created an occasion and took the opportunity to elope.  Making an offensive move, they made it official and took up occupancy in the same nest.  Babies were not optional, so the pair went to work creating their offspring.  Soon, their oval eggs opened, and onlookers cheered in the open air. 

Still opposed, Orville just shook his head and turned to opium.

The End.

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Following the theme of the of the alphabet, I am also featuring this out-of-print book created by a couple of Oregon ladies in 1983.  Please come back tomorrow to see the next page in the series:

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

  Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

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Tammy said...

What an ornery owl!
Loved your picture and your story.
However I especially enjoy seeing the Oregon Alphabet book.

Guess what "O" word I chose to write about today?


Mama Zen said...

Your owl story is so cute!

Wendy said...

O has great words! Too funny that he turned to opium.

Grover said...

This is the first time I've stopped by your blog and I loved what I saw! Will definitely be back for more! Great post.

Arkansas Patti said...

If there are prizes for the best use of "O" you have it. Cute and clever.

No Copying!


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