Writing 101 ~ Day 7: Give and Take

Write a post based on the contrast between two things — whether people, objects, emotions, places, or something else. Today’s twist: write your post in the form of a dialogue.

I recently got a card from my sister-in-law (Neri) from Downunder, yes, Australia. It asked, “Is this it?”  That brought on the giggles, but scratch my head I did.

Take a look, would your thoughts be along the lines of ~
“Oh how sweet, what a nice painting” or
“How creative! Who would ever think of a farm being so cute?” or
“Aww, Junior would like this kind of cartoon.”

Neri's Card

Neri’s Card

Take a closer look, for a picture speaks a thousand words. Neri is probably asking me “is this the type of farm you’re trying to build?”

I see the black sheep band having a jam session. Heck, they’ve even got a name, “Ewe Bleats”, which means they’re a ‘girl band’ like the Spice Girls. Their instruments and speakers are all set up with power extension cords and farmer is in the midst of tripping over the main power line, which means the sheep had set up the cords. On the left are 3 cows and to the right is a donkey ~ their ears are all perked up, on alert! They are listening to Sheep Music and their eyes are all glazed … probably already had grass.  😀 Dingo is already in his meditation kneel behind the organist (“Ohm…”) and Bluey the sheepdog couldn’t care less, when Nature calls, he does his peepee act.  It’s a really cute card, like in the movies.

“Well Neri, the chooks are healthy & fat and we may get a mini windmill. Clothes line we already have but that darn water tank is too big for county approval.” *sigh* “Oh by the way, we’re in the ‘urbs and not in the bush, so when are you coming to visit us?”

An American suburb is very different from an Australian bush but how on earth would a Singaporean describe the difference?  Tough call.

dingo = Australian wild dog
chooks = chickens
‘urbs = suburbs
bush = outback, nowhere near town


12 responses to “Writing 101 ~ Day 7: Give and Take

  1. looking at the picture, the first thing that come to my mind is the book Animal Farm. It was book that I had to read in middle school.


  2. Intellectual blog.. I kept going up to look at the picture..

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  3. What a ripper cobber, tells a beaut yarn, dinky die.

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  4. That is neat and what does ripper cobber mean and dinky die. You never know when you will need to know this stuff.


  5. You are a great interpreter, your cobber can now speak a little ‘strine’.
    Hoo roo champ.

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