Written by Emily Harstone January 15th, 2015

Writing Prompt: Everyone Has A . . .

“Everybody’s got a water buffalo. Yours is fast, but mine is slow. Oh where’d we get them, I don’t know, but everybody’s got a water buffalo-oooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! ”

– From Silly Songs With Larry, Veggie Tales

I was a child when I first heard this silly, and very short song, but it got stuck in my head, and I have known it ever since. One of the reasons I liked this song so much as a child is that I liked imagining everyone having a water buffalo. I imagined how much more interesting school would be, particularly gym.

Now the song only pops into my head whenever I see a water buffalo, which is rarely. However recently I saw a whole field full of them, and I started thinking what if everyone did have one, or if not a water buffalo, what if everyone had a porcupine, or a parrot, or even a dog. How would that change the world?

So your prompt today is to write a short story or a poem that involves everyone having some sort of animal. Now this prompt leans towards the absurd, but if you want to take it more seriously, go for it. Have fun creating.






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