"Tall and tan and young and handsome. . ." sang Quinn the Quokka.
Quaid the Quoll cleared his throat mighty loudly. The quokka stopped singing and raised a questioning eyebrow at her fellow marsupial. She had to be careful what she said next to the carnivore.
"This Honalee Bay Aquarium & Gardens place wants two animal per letter, right? We've got it made, Sheila," said Quaid. "All we gotta do is show up at the auditions. You're the cutest thing in the world. Who wouldn't want you? And who wouldn't want tough quagmire me."
Quinn sighed. "One, I would rather be picked for my talent than my cuteness. Two, I have a name. Three, the talent scouts plan on stopping in Central America."
"So, Quinn?"the quoll asked, emphasizing the quokka's name.
"There's a chance they've already decided on that quirky quetzal bird. I'm sorry, Quaid, but I must be chosen. My mate Winnie's getting married at Honalee Bay in June. If I can get there, I'm one of her bridesmaids."
Quaid clicked his teeth in thought. Quinn made ready to run in case it meant he was hungry.
"Shei...Quinn, I want to go to this Honalee Bay place, too. It serves up the best grub in the world, I've heard."
Quinn gulped. She tried not to quake as she stood.
Quaid shook his head. He quick stepped near her, licking his lips. "It's the only way."
"What is?" Quinn asked, edged away in what she hoped was nonchalance.
"We need to be the quintessential duo of Q's!"
Quinn smiled. "What do you suggest?"
"What we do best—sing! Except we sing two different songs at the same time," said Quaid. "While you sing 'Boy from Ipanema', I sing 'Mighty Quinn'."
"Hmmm, that would definitely be original," said Quinn, trying not to roll her eyes.
"Okay, then, on three," Quaid said, "One, two, three. Come all without, come all within. . . ."
Q is the theme for this week of ABC Wednesday. Check out the meme here and the list of this week's participants here. Thank you much, ABCW team!