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W is for Whangam

What is a Whangam? I should do some kind of a giveaway for the first person who gets the answer. But no luck, I only have love to give, no goodies, so, I’ll tell you right away. (And the picture… It’s the Chester cat’s smile. 🙂 )

Whangam is an imaginary creature or animal. It’s like a generic term for it. So you won’t find a whangam at every corner store. You have to invent it.

Like many other writers, when I think of imaginary animals or creature in my stories I go for the obvious: dragons, phoenix, sirens and other creepers, crawlers that we already saw plenty of times in so many books.

During the A to Z, I discovered this very creative author who created/invented a tons (at least 26) of weird, lovely and unheard of creatures. SD Neeve an author of MG/YA  fiction. Go check her out. Very fun AtoZer. I smiled more than once browsing on her blog.

I remember as a kid, I was attracted to stuffed animals that didn’t looked like real animals. I would go for the purple or blue cat with wings. For my kids I got a muppet unicorn who read bedtime stories. One of my girls (she’s now 22) still swears that unicorns exist…

I love that we can have imaginary friends or imaginary creature to help keep us sane (!!!) A little magic is always good for the soul.

With great respect!


It’s the last few days of the A to Z challenge.
I really wish for you to come back after. I am open to collaboration, conversation, sharing.

Categories: A to Z Blogging Challenge, Life, Writing

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5 replies

  1. I never picked stuffed animals like that.


  2. I had imaginary friend when I was a child, and people thought I was insane because of him :))

    Well, in fact I think he is still here at the back of my head and sometimes I could hear him calls my name to play with me…


    • People or Adult?

      When I had children I discovered that it was very common among kids to have imaginary friends. I guess it’s part of natural development…

      When we grow up, we just don’t like the “talking out loud to someone that’s not visible” part.

      Do you go play?


      • Mostly adult, but strangely some of my peers thought I was insane too. Guess they were those who were pressed to grow up before their time by their environment.

        Yeah, I keep it silent in my heart now 😀

        and yes, I still go play even today, altough much less frequently. ^_^


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