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 V.
Here are Deb’s V-words:
Place – Vanuatu
Emotion – Vigor
Adjective – Vast
Verb – Vocalize
Animal – Vicuña
Victor decided he needed to slow things down in his hectic life and maybe even go off grid. He put on a blindfold, gave his globe a spin, and then placed his finger on it to stop the spinning. Victor pulled off his blindfold and examined the spot on the globe upon which his finger had landed. It happened to be pointing to a small group of islands in the vast South Pacific called Vanuatu about 1,000 miles east of Australia.
Victor Googled Vanuatu to learn everything he could about it, and after just a few hours of research, he decided that he would be make Vanuatu his new home.
After finally arriving at the island nation, Victor set about to vigorously explore the place to see where he wanted to settle down. One day, with a local guide he’d hired, he came across a compound that housed an animal he’d never seen before. He asked his guide, “Is that a type of llama or alpaca?” pointing to one that was staring back at him.
“No, sir,” the guide said. “That’s a vicuña.”
“What’s that strange sound it’s making?” Victor asked.
The guide laughed. “That’s the ogling sound vicuñas vocalize when they are looking for a mate during breeding season,” he said. “I think this one has taken quite fancy toward you.”