Cow Rite 1: The Hour Itself

aslargeasalone

Getting back into the flow of writing, mostly with wordplay and poems. I'm a creative soul, from childhood to middle age, and my joy is to produce new things the world has never seen before. I'm an educator from the USA working as a college professor of lit and music. I'm learning to love myself little by little.


The day of the Cow Rite had arrived, like a lover who had blacked out overnight and had finally come home from the pub. As the day dawned, a mauve haze like a spill of off-coloured milk on the dairy floor of the horizon, the fields blossomed with daffodils, and glad Riteationers approached from the main drags and highways of the Arkansas plain, slowing at first, then trickling faster. Even the littlest tricklings played their tiny tricks with a sense of curdling anticipation. Before long, Hurd Hrothfauldale, the Head Steer of the commission for the Bovine Comedy, the official name of the ceremony that would happen by moonlight and torches this evening, brushed his beard and inserted small tokens of his position: a sprig of mint, a tiny model of a milk canister, and the ceremonial udders of respect that all in attendance would recognize at once.

The udders of hope and excitement were nearly full, and ready for the annual tweaking to begin.


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HSAR

HSAR

"a sprig of mint", perhaps? Interesting concept!

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ethelthefrog

ethelthefrog

Utterly bizarre and thoroughly enjoyable. Brilliantly imagined.

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wolframdioxide

wolframdioxide

Quite interesting (I should probably find another phrase, this is starting to get repetitive). Bovine Comedy is a great/terrible pun.

One thing I think I should point out - I think the section in brackets would work better as part of the text. Perhaps set off by commas?

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aslargeasalone

aslargeasalone

I wrote this just after joining up at https://cowrite.net/; I took the term "co-write" a little loosely for the exercise. I cannot figure out how to engage in the site, though. Nobody picked up the prompt....so I suppose I can continue the story myself, here. I'll try cowrite.net again, though. Thank you very much!

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aslargeasalone

aslargeasalone

OH WOW good catch on that "spring" of mint! Thank you @HSAR!

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