Milly knew the moon must be lonely, floating in the cold night sky. It had nobody to talk to, and nobody to share its secrets. So Milly decides to keep it company. But how do you share secrets with the moon, when it is so far away and so silent?
This is another idea that came from a sound. There are heaps of cows (herd of cows? yeah. heard of sheep? hahaha) around my place. On hot days they all wallow in the creek at the bottom of my property. They aren’t supposed to be in there (they’re so heavy, it’s like having bulldozers stomping along the banks), but I don’t like chasing them away when it’s so hot and they’re obviously enjoying themselves so much.
But at night, it can be a bit creepy when they start crashing through the bush and splashing in the creek. Their Mooooooo’s echo eerily like ghosts. It was on just one full moon night when I thought Moo Cow sounded a lot like Moon Cow. How could a cow become friends with the moon?
Illustrations by Deidre Copeland