(Warning: this is me blogging on hardly any sleep and LOTS AND LOTS of caffeine. A dangerous combo.)

Oh fabulous wildebeest, woolly haired cattle of the African plains.

You feed on grass and travel in packs.

You are so unpretty and yet so graceful!

Sometimes you hang out with zebras. Strength in numbers, dontchaknow? Heck, with your stripey coat, you look like you kinda could be part zebra, too.

The good people of Masai tend to find you tasty in the form of biltong.

You are an odd looking creature and…..

Hmm? What? Wassthat you said?

Oh. Really?

Ooooooh I see. New. The word “new”. That’s the Theme Thursday this week. Not Gnu? You sure?

New. As in “what’s new?”

Myyyy baaaaaad.

Here’s what’s new.

We just had a 3.2 magnitude earthquake. Just a little rattler, really. A teacup shaker.

My boss is visiting from the UK. He’s freeeeeaking out.

It’s all new (gnu?) to him!

Ok, I’m done here. Carry on.

Image by Muhammad Mahdi Karim is from Wikipedia and is used here under a GNU Free Documentation License. (hee! What’s Gnu with you?)

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  • Betsy

    haha…oh, this was a clever take on the ‘new’ theme! Happy Theme Thursday!

    • Karen Fayeth

      Betsy – You are so kind to use the word “clever” and not “psychotic”. Thank you for the adjective and the comment!!

  • Kris

    Lovely eating, wilderbeast…

    • Karen Fayeth

      Hi Kris – Yeah? Is it gamey or mild? I would imagine it tastes much like antelope or deer (I’ve dined on both. Elk too.)

      Thanks for the comment!

  • Ephraim F. Moya


    It might be a gnu taste to me and you, but to Kris it’s gold.

    El Gburro

  • Mar

    Me encanta! Great story for TT, I grew up with earthquakes …!

    • Karen Fayeth

      Hi Mar! I didn’t grow up with them, but have lived with them for a lot of years. Do you ever get used to an earthquake?

  • Mrsupole

    It is funny how we only feel EQ’s if they are over 3.0 and we have to be near the epicenter. Going through so many and knowing that we will experience many new ones would make one think that we want to move, but no not us. Millions of Californians refuse to move even though in the back of our minds is the thought of if the Big One comes will we survive.

    Being a creature and not knowing what is coming might be a good thing. I am thinking I need to buy more glue.

    Hope you had a nice visit to L.A. and enjoyed the food.

    Thanks for joining in on TT.

    God bless.

    • Karen Fayeth

      Hi Mrsupole – Thanks for the comment! Had a blast in LA and trying to re-adjust to the “real” world now. It’s a whole other state of mind, that LA.

      Take care!

  • Anji

    So that’s how it’s done; lack of sleep and lots of caffeine. I didn’t know what a gnu looked like before today, a gnu experience for me.

    We get very quick 5s here, I don’t even have time to get out of the door.

    • Karen Fayeth

      Anji – Glad I could introduce something gnu to you!

      A magnitude 5 is a pretty big one. That’ll get some attention!!

  • Nanka

    This was a delightful read and like the play on words and the entire concept for the prompt is brilliantly gnu…ooops new!! Liked your style pleasing and entertaining!!
    BTW we too here in Mumbai, India experienced a mild earthquake (about the same magnitude) on 20th Oct late night. Never liked a rattling earth!!

    • Karen Fayeth

      Hi Nanka – Happy Diwali! I hope your festivities aren’t bothered by any more shaking earth! I didn’t know you’d had an earthquake too. And today the one in Turkey. Oh my….

      Thanks for your comment!!

  • annell

    I liked your write, very much! How about another cup?

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