Deb, over at Nope, Not Pam, has this weekly challenge called A Letter a Week where she gives us a place, an emotion, an adjective, a verb, and an animal all starting with the same letter. Then she asks us to write a post using those items and the letter she has given us, which this week is the letter U.
Here are Deb’s U-words:
Place – Universe
Emotion – Uncomfortable
Adjective – Unadorned
Verb – Unnerve
Animal – Umbrella Bird
Unadorned, uncomfortable, and unnerved as I was, I was bound and determined to find the rare umbrella bird.
When I finally found one, I saw that it was about the same size as a crow and I discovered that it loves to eat large insects and spiders. It also eats frogs, lizards, and small birds. It has a large curved beak that helps it to pick fruit and berries from the treetops.
Yet after years of searching the universe high and low for the umbrella bird, my overall reaction was that I was unimpressed.