First off, an ode to the letter Z. Beautiful, zig-zag letter z, how I adore thee ... and all that you mean this month of April. Satisfaction at completing a challenge and the return to four posts a week, down from six - hooray, hooray, hoorah.
(To my followers not involved in the A to Z Challenge, thank you for bearing with me on this alphabetical journey with all its little side notes, and to those involved in the A to Z Challenge, thank you so much for finding me through the challenge and signing on to follow this blog. I hope you continue to log in often as I have many, many more writercizes coming up!)
Now that that's done, let's make a zoobie. Think newbie at the zoo, hence the name zoobie, an animal creation all your own. Dr. Seuss was fantastic at inventing make-believe characters that could easily live in the city zoo - The Lorax, The Sneetches, a Zizzer-Zazzer-Zuzz. As a matter of fact, I think it's nearly impossible to make it through a Dr. Seuss book without learning about a new animal living within Theodore Geisel's imagination.
writing exercise: Let your imagination run wild and create an animal that does not exist in the real world. Be as creative as you can about giving your zoobie a natural habitat, a diet, a few physical characteristics and a name for its species.
(Click "read more" to meet one zoobie in the writercizer's sample response.)