Saturday, 13 September 2008
Saturday Wordzzle # 30
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: spam, problematic, flower girl, splurge, milk, orphanage, lyrics, politics, ice cream cone
Mike was sick of office politics, spam on his computer and memos so full of shit they read like lyrics for a Country and Western song. His job at the orphanage was more problematic than he could stand. He picked up his jacket and walked out of the office intending to go the milk bar and splurge out on an ice cream cone, he liked the girl who worked on the counter there, his little ‘flower girl’ he called her, she was so pretty. After the ice-cream and a chat he felt much better, of course he always knew he would return to his desk, he couldn’t afford to give up his job and anyway he cared too much about the kids to just walk away.
And for the Mini Challenge: drag race, poppy seed, swinging from a star, John Denver, diagram
John Denver, the drag race driver, was designing a new car. The diagram he’d been working on sat in front of him littered with poppy seeds from the bun he’d just eaten for his lunch. It was his dream car and if he got it right it would be the greatest drag car on the circuit, he’d be so famous, it would be like swinging on a star!
Little Poppy Seed’s father had died in a drag race before she was born, her mother had told her. Then, when Poppy was six, her mother had followed him and when the authorities couldn’t trace any relatives she had been sent to the orphanage.
Things weren’t too bad at the orphanage, the staff were kind and the food was good. Poppy’s favourite food was Spam, which she loved fried with a fried egg on top, there was always plenty of milk to drink and sometimes they even had a splurge and bought the children an ice-cream cone. Poppy’s prize possessions were a little glass angel swinging from a star and her John Denver record collection, which had belonged to her mother.
Poppy had been at the home for four years, she wasn’t a problematic child, in fact she was very popular with all the staff and other children, so much so that Amanda, one of her carers, asked Poppy to be a flower girl at her wedding. Of course she had to overcome the politics and petty rules but eventually she got permission from the authorities and Poppy was allowed to play her part at Amanda’s wedding. They became firm friends and spent many hours together listening to Poppy’s John Denver records.
One day, when Poppy and Amanda were sitting enjoying the music, Amanda found a sheet of paper in one of the record sleeves. On one side was written the lyrics to ‘Annie’s Song’ and on the back was a diagram.
“May I borrow this Poppy?” asked Amanda
“If you like” replied Poppy, “but you will bring it back won’t you?”
“Of course I will, I’ll take great care of it” said Amanda
Once Amanda was off duty she took the sheet of paper home and showed her husband.
“Do you think there could be a connection?” she asked him
“I don’t know, but that diagram looks like a family tree to me and Poppy’s mother was called Annie wasn’t she...........?”