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Saturday, 31 May 2008

Saturday Wordzzle # 15



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, both or a megawordzzle using all the words, or even all three, it's up to you, you can post them on your blog or email them to Raven. If you join in go to Raven's and put your name on the Mr. Linky so other participants can come visit you.

Here are my efforts - complete with my doodles.


This Week's Ten Word Challenge is: perpendicular, carpentry, garage, lute player, radishes, tin roof, wild flowers, stop light, gargantuan





Harvey’s wife thought he was doing carpentry at night school, but in reality he was fulfilling a lifetime ambition to become a lute player. Driving to his lesson Harvey pulled up at the stop light and contemplated the gargantuan lies he’s told her about where he went every Thursday. She was under the impression he went to Jake’s garage, with it’s tin roof, at the bottom of his garden and expected Harvey to bring back a bunch of the wild flowers that were resplendent there. This meant that on the way home he had to take a detour to gather the flowers she wanted, one week he’d managed to include a bunch of radishes by mistake! After two months he was now efficient enough to be able to play Happy Birthday, which he fully intended to serenade her with on the occasion of her 40th birthday in a week’s time. He hoped she would be pleased, but knowing her she would go perpendicular when she realised he’d been lying to her all this time.


And for the Mini Challenge: gravy boat, cat carrier, Madison, Wisconsin, March Hare, gratitude


Picking up the gravy boat that had fallen from the packing box Bernie threw it onto the passenger seat of the truck where it landed on the cat carrier. Hearing Madison, his cat, let out a startled “miaow” he called a quick “Sorry Madi” before climbing into the driver’s seat and setting off for Wisconsin, to take up his new job as official photographer for a magazine. Arriving at his new abode Bernie carried Madison into the kitchen and fed her, hoping she would be full of gratitude but she was as mad as a March hare after the shock of having the gravy boat being thrown at her and sank her claws into the back of his leg.


Megawordzzle
Esme kicked the cat carrier out of the way as she carried the gravy boat to the table, unfortunately she hadn’t realised that the cat was in it at the time. She wanted everything to be perfect for her cousin’s visit starting with the gargantuan meal she had prepared for her. Charlotte had arrived from Madison, Wisconsin, yesterday and was filled with gratitude towards Esme for the invitation. Charlotte thought Esme was as mad as a March hare but when you needed to get away from home she could always be depended on to come up trumps. She hadn’t told Esme why she wanted to get away, she wasn’t even sure she would reveal the details of her doomed affair with Louis. Charlotte remembered how she had met him twelve months previously - she’d jumped a stop light and suddenly he was there in front of her, one minute perpendicular, the next prostrate on the ground. Luckily he wasn’t hurt but he’d made a dent in the bonnet of her car where he’d bounced of it, she’d refused his offer to pay the garage bill when he claimed it was his fault as he’d just run across the road. He’d asked her out to dinner, after he’d dusted himself off, and she accepted with pleasure because he was an absolute dish. Their relationship went from strength to strength and they’d had wonderful weekends away staying at his cabin in the woods, where he had spent the days practising carpentry whilst she picked wild flowers and started a vegetable plot growing ingredients like lettuce, radishes and onions to make the crisp fresh salads he said he loved. Then there were the romantic evenings by the fire listening to the rain beating a tattoo on the tin roof. She was heartbroken when it came to an end – affairs were never a good idea when one of the participants was married. Todd, her husband, had found out about the affair and insisted she and Louis, the lute player, could no longer make sweet music together. Shame.

25 comments:

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Very creative, as usual!

ciara said...

haha loved the megawordzzle...all of them were great tho :) xo

Flowerpot said...

very good Ak - how do you do it?!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

lovely! and the doodles are wonderful, i knew what they were right off! i can't seem to stop doodling myself...

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Akelamalu said...

Aw thanks Nick :)

Cheers Ciara x

I'm not sure Flowerpot - I think my mind must be full of rubbish! ;)

I wasn't sure anyone would recognise the radishes Bee!

Raven said...

Love the doodles and especially love your last one. You are very good at putting unexpected twists into your stories and I never see them coming. Brava!

Dianne said...

I love the doodles too! and Raven is right - your unexpected twists are always delicious.

and I adore the name Esme.

I kept thinking - "no cats were actually hurt in the telling of these stories" ;)

Odat said...

Louis the Lute Player....ahahaha. Now that's funny.

Excellent stories~~ as usual.

Peace

Pauline said...

You are so clever, I really enjoy your writing.

Richard said...

Great Mega, Louis the lout, I mean lute player, had an interesting way of meeting women. I wonder what his insurance rates are?


Was it love for both of them or casual ravishment? (not that that's all that bad)

Rich

the teach said...

Akelamalu, loved your wordzzles! I just wrote a mega puzzle this week! Your music always has me jumping! Thanks for it! Also love your picture show! You are so cute when you were small and so lovely all grown up! :D

Jay said...

I enjoyed all three, as usual, but the mega was my favorite this week. So, so clever! Great job!

Betty said...

Great stories. I especially liked the third one, too.

Donnetta Lee said...

Hello, "A": and you have done it again! Very good. Whoops. I skipped the 55. Have to go check that out, too. Nice job. Donnetta

Anndi said...

You amaze me... (do people still play the lute?)

Jeff B said...

Lies and love affairs is it? You've been a naughty girl this week.

Always fun to come by and read your works. I like how you split Madison and Wisconsin too.

Akelamalu said...

I do like to get a twist in them if I can Raven :)

Definitely no cats were hurt Dianne! Glad you enjoyed them.

Thanks Odat xx

Coming from you that's praise indeed Pauline thankyou. x


Oh love definitely Rich but doomed to fail :(

You're very kind Teach, thankyou. Pleased you enjoy the music too.


Cheers Jay :)


Thanks Betty glad you enjoyed them. :)


Thanks and I love your 55 this week too Donnetta


I would imagine there are still Lute Players Anndi, glad you liked it.


Me naughty Jeff? Never! I cheated splitting Madison, Wisconsin, I was hoping no-one would notice! :)

CG said...

Really clever...I do enjoy these!

Real Live Lesbian said...

Great job...especially there at the last. How do you get so much stuff in there?

Travis said...

Three more excellent efforts!

cathy said...

A pox on all insistant husbands!

Smalltown RN said...

oh you are the creative one aren't you....very talented....nice job...

Julia Smith said...

Not as dark as usual! Once again I love your Megawordzzle. You still get twisty at the end when you reveal that the lovers are actually married to other people.

Akelamalu said...

Oh thanks CG x

I don't know how I do it RLL I probably have nothing better to do! ;)

Cheers Trav x

Yes, yes, I'm with you Cathy :)

Thankyou RN, you're very kind. x

I like a twist Julia :)

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