Previous Challenge Entry (Level 4 – Masters)
Topic: Write in the HUMOR genre (04/12/07)
TITLE: Instant Message
By Beth Muehlhausen
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cowgurl: hey-HAY there chick!!!
chicadee: omg … cowgurl! so how’s it goin’ in the city … have ya found a new best friend?
cowgurl: sorta the pits actually … think I’ll just buy an inflatable Raggedy Ann swim toy I saw in a sporting goods window ‘n call it quits
cowgurl: Raggedy could be my best friend – lol – um, but I think I should rename her … whadda ya think?
chicadee: how ‘bout Grace … good symbolism
cowgurl: hmmmm …
chicadee: c’mon, or Gracie, then
cowgurl: ok … i might have to have a l’il talk with her before she comes home with me though
chicadee: an interview … that makes sense … see if she's committed
cowgurl: and low maintenance … lol
chicadee: gotta check her credit record – lol
cowgurl: yep … could be hidin’ somethun behind her back …
chicadee: a wolf in sheep’s clothing
cowgurl: hate it when that happens!
chicadee: now gurl … are you really buying this thing?
chicadee: THERE ya go, that’s the spirited old cowgurl I know
cowgurl: i'd hate ta burst her bubble though … or take the wind out of her … she could blow her top… lol
chicadee: literally … ka-blewie
cowgurl: rofl - think she might fly off?
chicadee: like a stuck balloon!
cowgurl: no … fly off the handle?
chicadee: well, don't know about any handle …
cowgurl: hate to leave her flat…lol
chicadee: poor thing!
cowgurl: maybe i could pump her up again with a good talk …
cowgurl: I’m imagining … she’ll sit there lookin’ blank and never say a word! Then I’ll ask her, “Hey, whadaya think about a boble study?”
chicadee: boble study - is that a typo, or a noble bible study? lol
cowgurl: “Oh, I see Gracie....ya just gonna sit there?”
chicadee: and look pretty … yes … it's her job …
cowgurl: “Oops sorry ...ya can’t sit.”
chicadee: maybe lean her against sumthun’ …
cowgurl: “Well...just lay there then.”
chicadee: flat on her back, thank you very much …
cowgurl: “Wanna prop up?”
chicadee: hay now … didn’t I say that already?!
cowgurl: sigh … might be nice to talk to someone like Gracie … she can’t argue … lol
cowgurl: she just stares at ya … but i like that
chicadee: with those big brown cow eyes … sure
cowgurl: I’d have her undivided attention and she couldn’t reject me
chicadee: she’d be patient, too
cowgurl: her face has that pleasant look like she's dreamin'
chicadee: sweet ... i like her already
cowgurl: yeah … me too
chicadee: cool, gurl!
cowgurl: she might not ride very well in the car seat if I wanted ta go out for lunch though
chicadee: ummmm well, use a seatbelt … betcha she’d fast and forego the whopper
cowgurl: maaaan ... cheap! And she’d LISTEN … like if I wanted to get deep into heart-level stuff
chicadee: deep is where it's at, gurl … shallow is for fraidy cats
chicadee: it helps ta have a best friend to go deep with ya
cowgurl: oh yeah … fo sho … that’s why I need Gracie …
chicadee: exactly … only she couldn’t pray for ya …
cowgurl: soooooooo, bad idea huh … i woulda squeezed all the air outa her anyhooooo….
chicadee: no ya wouldn't
cowgurl: lol … yes, huh!
chicadee: bet she's got an auto-pump … lol
cowgurl: well ... that costs extra … lol
chicadee: it's all free of charge - God's economy, you know
cowgurl: i can’t afford all the extras...
chicadee: HAY …you’re not listenin’ gurl … the super – duper Gracie I’m talkin’ about is a FREE GIFT
cowgurl: oh well … in that case … I’m ready … bring her on!
chicadee: okey dokey, i’ll start prayin’
cowgurl: remember the extras
cowgurl: super-duper … lol
chicadee: you can count on it … God’s gonna send you a friend better than anything we can make up … even huggable little blow-up Gracie … lol
cowgurl: yea, hope so
chickadee: maaaaan ... gotta run … time’s up! Hubby’s cryin’ for lunch
cowgurl: go feed the poor thing some country vittles, chick
chicadee: yup … sloppy joes … hey … I’ll be prayin’ for that new friend
chicadee: now **poof** yourself outa cyberspace gurl … your turn to go first
cowgurl:**poof** back atcha … lol
chicadee: **POOF** - there! byeeeee!
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