Saturday, 26 April 2008

Saturday Wordzzle # 10

The idea is, every week Raven (View From A Raven's Nest) gives you between 8 and 10 words/phrases and you have to create a small but coherent paragraph using every one of them and the same with the mini challenge. You can do either or both it's up to you, and you can post them on your blog or email them to Raven.

This Week's Ten Word Challenge is: pleasant, flukey, desperation, penumbra, hoarsely, triumph, burden, colander, Kermit the Frog, lavender

Miss Piggy tried, in desperation, to contain her excitement as she drained the sprouts in the colander. Kermit the Frog was coming to dinner and if she pulled this off it would be her greatest triumph. Her decision to cook sprouts had been flukey but she was sure he would like them, him being green and all. At least she didn’t have the added burden of deciding what they would drink, Kermie said he’d bring the wine. She was looking forward to a pleasant evening, they would eat outside in the penumbra of the apple tree where they would be able to enjoy the fragrance of the lavender, which grew profusely around the patio. The doorbell chimed and Kermie stood there looking absolutely splendid in his tuxedo. Taking the bottle of wine from him Miss Piggy exclaimed her pleasure hoarsely, (hoping it sounded sexy and not like she had a cold), as she ushered him into the lounge. Kermie was apprehensive about the evening not knowing exactly what she had in mind but knowing Miss Piggy it wouldn’t be just an ordinary evening, it was going to be interesting to say the least. “Kermie my love, dinner’s ready………………”

And for the Mini Challenge: avalanche, masterpiece, yellow, alligator, thieving

Eduardo hadn’t thought twice about thieving the masterpiece from the Governor’s art collection but it didn’t seem like such a good idea now, as he fought his way through the avalanche of mud desperately hoping he and the painting would make it back to the rendezvous with the art collector. As he stopped to catch his breath an alligator with yellow eyes watched silently as Eduardo bent to wash the mud from his hands, it then lurched out of the water, grabbed him and the painting and rolled them to the bottom of the swamp.

Megawordzzle – using all 15 words

Brian was really looking forward to the safari, he’d been saving for two years to pay for it. He wanted this holiday so badly he had even, in desperation, got an evening job at the local pub. It had been a bit of a burden trying to save without starving, but the petty thieving he engaged at the pub had supplemented his income. As the day dawned for his departure he punched the air in triumph, at last he was going to realise his dream. It was a long flight, or seemed that way in the economy class seat, but the next seat was occupied by a pretty young woman called Dawn, who was, miraculously, booked on the same safari. Descending from the land rover at the camp he marvelled at the masterpiece that was the scenery. He found the accommodation to be quite pleasant, having a veranda in the penumbra of a huge Acacia tree. He was also surprised when he smelled the unmistakable scent of lavender, which he at first thought was growing, only to discover it was in the dishes of pot-pourri which were scattered about. They had been told they could drink the water but it was a bit flukey so he didn’t take the chance, opting for bottled instead. The makeshift open-air shower turned out to be a large colander through which the tepid water fed in more of a trickle than an avalanche, but it was adequate and added to the ambience of the place. He was thrilled to find that he got on well with Dawn and was hoping maybe there would be a bit of romance. Their days were spent out on the plains photographing the wildlife, with hairy moments like the day a rhino had charged the land rover and when a bull elephant had decided it didn’t like the look of them. He and Dawn spent hours talking about what they’d seen that day and at night, after the evening meal, they spent their time looking through the night-sight binoculars training them on the waterhole. The first time they used them he spotted two glowing yellow eyes, at first he thought it was an alligator but it turned out to be a Kermit the Frog look-alike which the guide identified by the chorus of croaks hoarsely emitting from it’s throat. Love blossomed, as Brian had hoped, he and Dawn would be a couple when they got back to England and they hoped to return to Kenya together. What he didn’t know was the landlord of the pub had discovered that he had been fiddling the till and had informed the police!

I'm away for the weekend, I will catch up with you all on Monday. Have a great weekend!


Dianne said...

that Miss Piggy has plans for Kermie ;)

the mega was my most favorite - romance and action and intrigue.

great work

have a wonderful weekend.

Cindy said...

This looks like fun and yours were great!

Misty Dawn said...

The suspense is killing me - what happened between Miss Piggy and Kermit???

Travis said...

Whoa! Nice twist on the second one!

Betty said...

So, did he like the sprouts?

Raven said...

Wonderful work as always. I like that crime doesn't pay in any of your stories. But it was a good trip and I have no doubt that love will see poor Brian through. Hope you had a lovely weekend.

bindhiya said...

That was a great one...

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Have a great weekend..
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SnoopMurph said...

Oooh, my favorite was the first one, especially reading and writing so much about Kermit as the main character (including my own take!)-it was really great to see it from Miss Piggy's perspective! Excellent!

Thank you for checking in with me-not just on the Wordzzle. I appreciate your kind words.

Linda said...

Penumbra? Good Lord, I would have had to look that one up first and then still probably been boggled as to how to use it!

This must definitely expand one's vocabulary, doesn't it??

Ron said...


You truly are a master with words, dear lady!

Hope your having a wonderful weekend!

P.S. When I was in high school, I once dated a girl who had lips like Kermit the Frog!

Akelamalu said...

Miss Piggy always had plans for Kermie Dianne;)

Thanks Cindy and yes it is fun you should give it a whirl. :)

OOoh that would be telling Misty!

Cheers Trav x

Of course doesn't everybody like sprouts Betty? ;) Thanks for popping in and taking the time to comment. x

I think Dawn waited for Brian and they lived happily ever after once he got out of prison Raven!

Thanks Bindi x

I'll be over to read your wordzzle and 55 shortly snoopmurph x

I had to look it up too Linda and yes it does expand one's vocabulary! ;)

Thanks Ron my dear. You dated a girl with lips like Kermit the Frog? Wow, was she a good kisser?

Donnetta Lee said...

Oh, my goodness. Penumbra. What a challenge. Looks like it was easy for you, though. Very good. Yet again!

How do you get your cursor to look like a butterfly?


Akelamalu said...

Thanks Donnetta. If you scroll down my sidebar right to the end you will see a little flashing thing for free cursors, click on there and choose any cursor you like. :)

Mimi Lenox said...

Well done. I'm sure Miss Piggy sounded sexy with her hoarse voice and Mr. Kermit was her Prince Charming for sure. Too cute.

Julia Smith said...

I laughed at this:
'Taking the bottle of wine from him Miss Piggy exclaimed her pleasure hoarsely, (hoping it sounded sexy and not like she had a cold)' - great way to work in 'hoarsely'. The mini challenge is excellent, and the Megawordzzle is definitely a synopsis for something bigger.

Jeff B said...

Nicely done once again. I liked the twist in your second one and of course how could you go wrong with the Muppets.

Akelamalu said...

Ah yes, Prince Kermie Mimi!

Oh you're too kind Julia, thank you so much. x

Thanks Jeff so glad you liked them. x

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