Saturday, 25 October 2008
Saturday Wordzzle # 36
The idea is, every week Raven (View From 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: build-a-bear workshop, man bites dog, opulent, disparaging, lipstick stain, preponderance, smoky quartz, clothes pin, meticulous, falling leaves
The preponderance of falling leaves indicated Autumn had arrived. Carla was taking the children to the build-a-bear workshop this afternoon then dropping them off at her mother’s house for the weekend. First she had to pack a few clothes for them, making sure she only chose the best and warmest from their wardrobe. Her mother was very meticulous, she didn't even hang clothes out on the line because she couldn't stand the mark the clothes pin left.
When she finished packing the small overnight case Carla smoothed her skirt, hoping her mother wouldn’t notice the slight lipstick stain as she pulled down her blouse to cover it, slipped on the opulent smoky quartz ring that had been a present from her husband and ushered the children into the car. The afternoon was a great success the children loved the workshop and were happy to be going to stay with their granny.
Carla had told her mother she was going on a hen weekend, she didn’t want her mother to know where she was really going. She could just imagine the disparaging remarks her mother would make if she knew Carla was appearing in an amateur dramatics production called ‘Man Bites Dog’.
Mini Challenge: moisturizing, pickles, seat belt, flip-flop, Chicago
Moira fastened her seat belt and set off for the beauty salon. She was wearing flip-flops because she intended having a pedicure and a deep moisturizing treatment in readiness for her theatre visit tonight to see the hit musical ‘Chicago’. Unfortunately she had eaten too many pickles last night and was feeling decidedly uncomfortable, she hoped the flatulence they had caused wouldn’t be an embarrassment.
Walking through the falling leaves Colin sat down on a park bench to read his newspaper, he was surprised to read the headline ‘Chicago Man Bites Dog’, however Colin was more interested in the Situations Vacant columns, he had lost his job and was desperate to find work. He had been working in a dry cleaners shop and had been sacked because a customer had complained that there was still a red lipstick stain on her smoky quartz coloured dress, despite meticulous cleaning. Unfortunately she had used a particularly moisturising lipstick containing a lot of oil, so it was difficult to remove. Now he was in a pickle, he was out of work and had no way of paying the due rent on his rather opulent apartment.
The customer had made a lot of disparaging remarks about his competency, even going as far as to suggest he’d make a bad job of working in a build-a-bear workshop! He’d apologised profusely and offered to clean the dress again but she was having none of it, the witch had insisted the manager fire him.
Colin took a break from scouring the ads and let his tired eyes scour the park instead. He was amazed at the preponderance of discarded items including a flip flop, a couple of clothes pins and even a car seat belt, this gave him an idea, he’d set up a house clearance business. Colin wasn’t one to hang about, he used his savings to buy a van, advertise his business and was delighted when the calls started coming in. Two years down the line his business was prospering.
Arriving at a house one morning, to give a price for some items for sale, he was surprised to come face-to-face with the witch who had got him sacked, of course she didn’t recognise him. She was happy with the price he gave her for the goods, but not half as happy as Colin, when one of the paintings he bought off her made £100,000 at auction!
I won't be doing a wordzzle next Saturday as I'll be on my way back from a break in Poland.