Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Aardwolf

An aardwolf is a grey and black stripy, African animal, related to hyenas. It eats insects (up to 250 termites per sitting) and is nocturnal. They're rather cute. I'm sorry I don't have a picture - next time I'm wandering the scrublands of Easterm Africa at night, I'll be sure to put that right.

I mention them because stories, amongst other things, are often listed alphabetically and being near the top can be an advantage in some situations and aardvarks have been overused for that purpose.

Three points are on offer to the first person to write a story titled, 'Adam the Aardwolf's Amazing Adventures Amongst the Agave in Aberystwyth.'

btw, it's #writing chat again tonight. The topic is genre. Do join us on twitter from 8 to 9 UK time, by tweeting using the hashtag.

20 comments:

Beatrice Charles said...

And points mean prizes, yes? See you tonight on #writingchat!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

No picture? Put it on your bucket list.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

wow...that's a title

lizy-expat-writer said...

I think I'll pass on that challenge this month Patsy! The photograph looks like aloe vrea on a stalk - or a yucca?

Linda G. said...

LOL! Sounds like that would be a fantastic story. Only I'd name my aardwolf "Aaron" to make sure I was ahead of whoever writes the story of Adam. ;)

Maggie May said...

Agave? That's another new word for me?

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Patsy - I think I could do that one ... but not during the A-Z .. Adam the Aardwolf would have to join the Zdena Zebra time! Cheers Hilary

Chrys Fey said...

I guess I need to publish my stories that start with "A" then. ;)

Oscar said...

Never heard of the aardwolf. If it eats insects only, it's a friend of mine.

Nicola said...

Great title and I'm lovin Linda's comment - really trying hard to beat Aaron - but I can't :) Being in the A category is not all that good in the good ole bookstore if the shelving is high. I am short and usually start on the F or G shelf. Hmmm... food for thought :)

Patsy said...

They do!

It was good to 'see' you on writing chat even though the whole thing was a bit of a blur.

Patsy said...

Yes sir!

Patsy said...

It is - now I've done the hard bit you just need to fill in the rest.

Patsy said...

I believe it's an agave, Lizy. Might be related to aloes, not sure about that.

Patsy said...

You've totally got this thing sussed, Linda.

Patsy said...

I think it's the plant in the picture, Maggie.

Patsy said...

Perhaps 26 alliterative chapters, Hilary?

Patsy said...

I'm not sure if it really boosts sales, Chrys - I just happened to notice severl alphabtical lists and oviously the As will get seen first on those.

Patsy said...

I hadn't heard of them either until I reasearched this post, Oscar.

Patsy said...

Ah - hadn't thought of that, Nicola. Good point.