Tuesday, 9 July 2013

The Darsing Hipow

Another story from the pen (and felt-tips) of SW.

The Dancing Hippo.
Boris the hippo was the boogiest hippo in Africa.
No other animal was as boogiest as Boris. "Come dance with me," said Boris (to the monkey). "No, no," came the reply.
Suddenly a scream came from the water hole. It had dried up.
Boris danced and danced, 8 times. The river was coming. "Hooray for Boris," said the animals. From that day on, all the animals danced to celebrate.
The End...
 
 
 
 


16 comments:

  1. Wow that is absolutely fabulous. (I take it SW wasn't referring to the Mayor of London?) I love "boogiest" and will try to use the word as often as possible.

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  2. Well done SW, and Boris, inventor of the Riverdance; oh no that was Michael Flatley.

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  3. I believe the writing gene runs in the family. Super neologism: boogiest!

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  4. Henceforth, "boogiest" shall be intrinsic to my vocabulary.

    Have to admit, the translation was a big help. "Africa" had my scratching my head.

    Well done, SW. A future writer is born!

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    1. You see, I thought the Hipow was a "local".

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  5. Love it! Great writing AND wonderful illustrations!

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  6. Every SW masterpiece is a delight!

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  7. Delightful. And I agree that boogiest must be in the Oxford Dictionary next time it prints.

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  8. That's the boogiest story I've read today!

    (Although the screaming water hole scared me a bit.)

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  9. Absolutely charming! Makes me feel like darsing.

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  10. Thank you so much for flagging this brilliant story up to me, Martin. I will definitely add it to my resources - please thank Speckly Woo for her kind permission!

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  11. PS I swear Speckly Woo has read a book entitled 'How to write stories which are absolutely perfect samples of data for A2 Linguistics students'!

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  12. Definitely a Booker contender.

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  13. A new writer springing to life, and artist, such very excellent work!

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