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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Ow! (01/07/10)

TITLE: Moo-ving Toward Humility
By Kimberly Russell
01/11/10


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I've waited a lifetime for today. All the training, hard work, and sweat culminates in the next few minutes. Oh sure, to some it probably seems rather silly, even ludicrous, but to me, it's everything. It is what I was born to do.

It's been a long journey that started from scratch. Piece by piece, I was constructed, every feature carefully considered. Whoever had a hand in putting me together should be commended. The end result? A masterpiece. Arrogant? Maybe but I can only let the truth speak for itself.

Then the hard work began. Grueling hours of strength training, obstacle courses, water challenges, and uphill climbs. My coach worked me mercilessly but it all pays off today: at last, I am ready.

Oh wait! What's that I hear? It's the call to the starting line. I must hurry-can't be late.

Ok, I'm here with just enough time to limber up. Gotta stretch and loosen the old muscles. That feels sooooo good...

They're bringing out our mounts. They're a lot bigger than I expected. Gulp, well, I guess here goes nothing.

I'm up, ready to go, and there's the gun-we're off!

This certainly looked a lot easier when someone else was doing it but it is my destiny. Who'd have thought that a cow would be so hard to stay on! If only I can get my balance and follow his rhythm, we'll blow our competitors right off the course. Here comes the first obstacle. Uh oh...how does one make a cow jump? Maybe if I just pull up a little....

Thunk...

Wow! That hurt. Maybe the next one... Watch out, you idiot! There's a gate right ahead. Lean, lean....

Whap...

Remember the cartoon where the guy got hit in the head and little birdies circle around? Well, let me assure you, that really happens...

Time to get serious. The others are closing in and for the moment, I have the lead but only by a tail's-length. I must find a way to distance myself from the rest of the field. Ahah!

The scarecrows-I've heard about them. If I can just nab a few, it will boost my lead.

Bam-bam-bam!

Got 'em! I knew they didn't have enough brains to move out of the way...maybe they should go see the Wizard...The plan worked and I'm out front, rushing toward the finish line...not far to go.

Victory is within my grasp-I can practically taste it. I picture my trainer, approval written all over his face. And my parents? Oh yeah, they will be there, bursting with pride. It won't be long now and I will be hefting the coveted trophy. Who deserves it more than me? Has anyone worked as hard?

Let the celebration begin...

But wait...what's that?

Kaboom!

Ow.


***

From today's edition of "The Wii Sentinel"

Willy Wii Mii was in the homestretch of this afternoon's running of the coveted Wii Play "Charge" race when disaster struck, erasing any hope of victory in his debut event.

After securing a several length lead over Tommy Wii Mii, Willy's cow, Bossy, galloped over a land mine.

Willy is in serious condition at Wii Plaza Hospital with numerous broken bones and facial injuries. He will be undergoing feature changes and modifications tomorrow.

Bossy is expected to make a full recovery.


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Jackie Wilson01/14/10
What fun! Wish I had a Wii!
Karlene Jacobsen 01/17/10
Oh what fun! For a while I really thought your MC was on a LIVE cow, and wondered where in the world...

Then it all became clear. LOL I do hope Tommy Wii Mii is up and back at it soon.
Catrina Bradley 01/18/10
I don't Wii, so I didn't get it until the end, but I enjoyed it, despite wondering who in the world would want to race cows. :)
Verna Cole Mitchell 01/18/10
Your clever story made me wish for a wii. Your title works just right.
Sarah Elisabeth 01/18/10
for me, it started coming together with the scarecrows ;-) lol, fun stuff! and a good underlying lesson in humility :-)
Barbara Lynn Culler01/18/10
What an imagination! I have not done Wii either, but it sure sounds like fun!
Dee Yoder 01/18/10
Oh, wow! You got me--not until right at the end did I get it! Very funny and clever! I was also trying to figure out how a cow could race. ( :
Glynis Becker 01/18/10
Such a fun entry! I didn't get it until the very end..great job!
Chely Roach01/18/10
I am also Wii-less, but I always enjoy aha moments at the end. Very creative take on the topic, and quite fun to read;)
Colin Swann01/19/10
I think I was just about beginning to work it out before the end. At one point I thought the MC might be mounting a rodeo bull. Fun read. Thanks - Colin
Carol Penhorwood 01/20/10
I want a Wii! I want a Wii!
Carol Penhorwood 01/21/10
Congratulations on placing in your level! Great job!