Saturday, 5 April 2008

Saturday Wordzzle # 7

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.

The words/phrases for this week's Ten Word Challenge is: fruitcake, necromancer, gibberish, marshland, Lone Ranger, hog-wild, effluvia, plaintiff, phonograph, fern

And for the Mini Challenge: frozen, history, myrmidon, Shylock, incapacitated

I've decided to be brave and attempt a MEGA-WORDZZLE this week. Here it is:

Miss Funnyfanny, the necromancer, welcomed her clients with the William Tell Overture, (which everyone knows as the theme to the Lone Ranger), playing on the phonograph. She explained that rousing music helped raise the vibes in the room where the Séance was to be held. Her home was out in the wilds, almost in the marshland, it was a beautiful place and the garden was full of fern. As they sat down to take part in the Séance they noticed what could only be described as effluvia. They didn’t mention the stink as they didn’t want to appear rude, especially when Miss F promised them fruitcake and tea after the Séance. As Miss F slipped effortlessly into a trance the words coming out of her mouth could only be described as gibberish and the deeper she went into the trance the more hog-wild she became, thrashing about like a mad woman. Miss F’s myrmidon, Ethel, stood guard over her like a frozen statue making sure that none of the guests broke the circle, which could, in certain circumstances, cause a medium to become incapacitated, she also collected the contributions from the guests which went towards paying the shylock they owed a fortune to. After the Séance the guests left the house complaining to each other that they thought Miss F was a charlatan and Lord Farquarharson vowed to look into her history. He discovered that Miss F was well known for scams whereby she extracted money under false pretenses and Lord Farquarharson eventually became the plaintiff in the latest case against her. Of course Miss Funnyfanny and Ethel fled the country before they could be brought to court, just as they'd done many times before.


R.E.H. said...

Oooh... mega-challenge! Good work, and fun story. Loved the name "Miss Funnyfanny"!

Casdok said...

Mega excellent!!!

MarmiteToasty said...

Your writings never cease to amaze me...... god, your good girl :)


storyteller said...

Happy 2nd birthday to Nathaniel! He's a QT!

I’m sorry you can’t see the tennis photos in my Haiku and can’t imagine what the problem might be. You’re the first to mention this ‘glitch’ and I’m wondering if it happened just in this week’s post or if you can’t see the pictures in any of my tennis updates. I’ve written (but not added photos or published) a Saturday Haiku Update about the two men’s semi-final matches played yesterday … but am visiting blogs as I gather my thoughts whilst sipping coffee this morning so I’ll get to the post later.

Once again your Wordzzle is wonderfully conceived and created. It’s all the more impressive to note you’ve used all the words from both challenges in a single piece! You’re quite clever at these ;--)

Hugs and blessings,

Raven said...

Magnificent wordzzle.... megawordzzle... well done. Love the names.

Rhea said...

Great job on the mega-challenge! What fun. BTW, your grandson is adorable!!

the teach said...

Wonderful magachallenge! Just to let you know it's Wordzzle Challenge # 7. Ha! Your grandson is adorable! Happy B-day Nathaniel! :) Mine's up at Answers to the Questions :)

Akelamalu said...

Glad you enjoyed it r.e.h., I have to confess I didn't make the name up, I heard/read it somewhere I think and it just tickled me!

Thanks Casdok x

Marmie you're too kind to me. xx

On behalf of Nathaniel - thankyou Storyteller. It was just that one I couldn't see the photographs, all the others have been ok. Glad you enjoyed the wordzzle.

Oh thank you Raven coming from the mistress of wordzzles I take that as praise indeed. :)

Welcome Rhea and thank you on all counts. :)

Akelamalu said...

Ah but it's only my 4th attempt at the wordzzles Teach! I suppose I should change the numbers though so as not to confuse everyone. Thanks from me and Nathaniel. :)

the teach said...

You're so right! We do think alike! And I'm sorry for correcting you - didn't mean it! :(

Akelamalu said...

No problem Teach, I have actually changed the numbers now. :)

Richard said...

I like the seance theme and the characters seem Edwardian to me. Turns out the megawordzzle was a piece of cake, huh?


Richard said...

I like the seance theme and the characters seem Edwardian to me. Turns out the megawordzzle was a piece of cake, huh?


Richard said...

I like the seance theme and the characters seem Edwardian to me. Turns out the megawordzzle was a piece of cake, huh?


Jo Beaufoix said...

Fabulous, hee hee. Some amazing words there too.

Jay said...

Great job on the Mega-Wordzzle! I enjoyed it immensely. I keep thinking about doing a mega but the regualr Wordzzle is hard enough for me.

Jeff B said...

Way cool!

I just read REH's and now yours. Isn't it amazing how different a few sords can be put together.

well don as usuall.

Betty said...

Great minds do run on the same track. My first effort had the same theme as your mega, but I couldn't make mine work the way I wanted to, so I scrapped it. Glad I did. Yours would have put mine to shame. :)

bindhiya said...

Dear Akelamalu,
You are a amazing writer!
beautiful! very creative!
Happy Weekend!

Happy birthday to Nathaniel..

♥ & ((hugs))

imac said...

Hi, Enjoyed your Roasting with David.
Also you have a great and interesting blog.
Well done and good luck.

Have a nice weekend.

jennifer h said...

You have an amazing imagination! Well done.

Donnetta Lee said...

I'm going to have to stop over here more often. Very nice. Thank you for coming to see me!

Linda said...

Totally brilliant as always! Bravo!

Dianne said...

Another great story. A mega masterpiece!

love the names too! and I laughed at the notion of people actually looking forward to having fruitcake.

your Nathaniel is precious!

Travis said...

Nicely done!

Sandi McBride said...

Oh my, I see you can use other words WITH the chosen few...I was wondering how on earth I might make a sentence of these words. You did well...I'm still falling down the rabbit hole trying to figure what to do with them, lol!

cathy said...

You have to be English to think of names like these. LOL.

Jeni said...

Great "roast" with David! He really does a fantastic job along with a great service to all of us in the blog community, doesn't he?
I started reading your Dad's book a long time ago and then got waylaid by some other apparently unimportant things cause I can't remember now what they were, but I love reading people's stories -REAL people's that is, like most of us in the universe. I have to get myself geared and back to reading that portion of your stuff again.
Meanwhile, keep writing the good stuff.

Elween said...

ha, it's so fun. fruitcake huh...hehe :)

and happy belated birthday to Nathaniel!!! he's definitely a big piece of sweetie pie! hehe :)

lettuce said...

that was a particularly good set of words - and you made marvellous use of them. Excellent!

Flowerpot said...

brilliant Ak!

CrazyCath said...

Hi Akelemalu - That is a great challenge, well met! I might have a go at this one as there is no limit on word count! Ha ha!

I love your blog. Your Sunday Roast with David is a brilliant interview - I hadn't realised you were in Lancs too! Keep up the good work - I love reading you.

Oh - and hope Nathaniel had a good day!

Akelamalu said...

Hi Richard and welcome to my humble abode. Come to think of it I did sort of have an Edwardian parlour in my mind when I wrote it!

Mmmm I had to look up a couple of the words before I started writing JO!

I found the megawordzzle easier Jay because it's just one story and not two! I'm lazy. ;)

Thanks Jeff, glad you enjoyed it. :)

There's at least one other blogger had the same idea for the wordzzle Betty, inevitable I think given the words this week. Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll call in again. :)

Aw thankyou Bindi, you're very kind. x

How kind imac, thank you for taking the time to pop in and comment. :)

Thankyou Jennifer for the compliment. :)

Cheers Linda I'm waiting for to join in because I just know you'll be fabulous at it.

Us Brits love our fruit cake Dianne :)

Cheers Trav x

Oh my yes you can use as many other words as you like Sandi otherwise it think it would be impossible! :0

Yes I think you do Cathy :)

Oh thank you Jeni I love to hear people have been reading my Dad's book. I'm so proud of him and it was my proudest moment when I presented him with his book in print.

Thanks Elween for your kind comments and birthday greetings for Nate. xx

You're too kind Lettie, thanks m'dear. x

Cheers Flowerpot :)

Oh do have a go at the wordzzle Cath, it's great fun. Glad you enjoyed the interview and Nate did enjoy his birthday thanks. x

ann said...

I'm not up to any new challenges... life seems to be one big fat challenge right now, but your literary effort was ab brill

I just noticed your weight loss thingy in your sidebar... I have a theory about weight loss. Lost weight has to go somewhere and I reckon your ten pounds made it's way down to London and landed right slap bang in my midriff... LOL

Akelamalu said...

Thank you Ann, nice to see you back hon.

I'm not doing too good with the weight loss I really need to make a bigger effort. You made me LOL about the weight finding it's way to London. :)

Strumpet said...

This sort of a challenge is something I'm going to have to look into when I have more time.

This seems like WAY too much fun.

And your take on it was most excellent indeed.

I'm SO glad I came here today.

One of these days...I'm gonna play this game.

For sure.

I'm smiling just thinking about it.

Bradley's Mom said...


I came over from David's blog.

I am happy to meet you, and it looks like David made an excellent choice! You have a wonderful place here!

Hope you are having a great weekend!


Akelamalu said...

I'm sure you'd do an excellent job of wordzzle Strumpet, I do hope you give it a go. :)

Why thank you Bradley's Mom I'm happy you stopped by. :)

elena jane said...

that was fabulous...loved the miss funnyfanny!! ;)

Akelamalu said...

I'm pleased you enjoyed it Elena :)

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