Saturday, 10 January 2009

Saturday Wordzzle # 45

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's my efforts complete with my doodles.

This Week's Ten Word Challenge is: We were born on the same day in the same hospital, Weeping willow, Two for one sale, Highway robbery, Burial ground, roll of paper towels, gospel singer, gallows, weirdo, volcano

We were born on the same day in the same hospital and we are going to the gallows together for highway robbery, like a two for one sale, how weirdo is that?” asked Bob.

“What was your last request?” asked Jim

“I want to be wrapped in a roll of paper towels so I look like a mummy and be buried in a grave that looks like a volcano!” Said Bob “What was yours?”

“I want an oak casket with a Gospel singer preceding the cortege to the burial ground, where I want to be buried under a weeping willow” said Jim.

Mini Challenge: Symbiosis, Sagging breasts, Navaho blanket, Frogmen, Who says I got no heart?

Hugging the Navaho blanket around her sagging breasts the old indian woman sat watching the various species that existed in the river, living in harmony, a perfect example of symbiosis. Her son-in-law, Frogmen, had abandoned her there to die, claiming “Who says I got no heart?.  I could kill you, but at least this way you stand a chance!”


Mona first met Ida at church one Sunday evening in the middle of summer. After the service they struck up a conversation after Mona asked about the Navaho blanket Ida was wearing as a poncho and Ida enquiring if Mona was a gospel singer. They instantly felt a connection and became good friends, combining their talents in their service of the church and found out much about each other.

“How extraordinary that we were born on the same day in the same hospital” said Ida after discovering this fact. Ida had been adopted and had never managed to trace her birth parents, though she did know her father was part of a crack team of frogmen in the navy who had died on a mission before she was born.

“Another coincidence” cried Mona “so was mine, perhaps they were on the same mission?”

As the months went on their friendship strengthened, they became reliant on each other, in what could be described as symbiosis had they been two different species. They went shopping together, especially when there was a two for one sale on shoes, for which they both had a penchant, hell they even had a boob job together to cure their sagging breasts! That escapade earned them the title weirdos from their acquaintances but they didn’t give a damn, except they complained bitterly that what they’d been charged for the op was nothing short of highway robbery!

Ida asked if Mona would like to meet for lunch on New Year’s Day.

“We could go to The Volcano, they’ve got special deal on for New Year’s Day and I’ll pay” laughed Ida “who says I got no heart?”

Of course Mona agreed but said she had to go to lay flowers on her mother’s grave first, Ida offered to go with her.

They met at the burial ground and laughed when they realised they had chosen the same flowers. Mona led the way explaining that her mother’s grave was in a secluded spot quite close to a weeping willow. As they reached the grave Mona took a roll of paper towels from the bag she was carrying, pulled off a few sheets and began cleaning the headstone. Ida watched as the names on the stone became clear –

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“I don’t believe it” said Ida “those were my birth parents’ names. Did I tell you I had a twin Mona? I was told she died at birth! You never told me your maiden name was Gallows!”


Shrinky said...

My, what a wonderful imagination you have, you put it to a great creative use, too! I always enjoy the way you wrap a story around the given subject matter, this is no exception.

david mcmahon said...

I'm with Shrinky on that. You have a wonderful gift.

Been AWOL for a while, but just plying catch up after a trip to the west coast ....

Dr.John said...

I love the creative things you did in the first story but I prefer the last one. You write so well.

Sandi McBride said...

Oh girl, you nailed it! I love the "gallows" humor. What a gift you have here!

Skittles said...

I can't concentrate on this post becuase I was so impacted by "One's life is never in vain, no matter how short, if people remember you." What a wonderful quote.

Akelamalu said...

Aw thanks Shrinky you're too kind. x

Nice to see you back David and thankyou m'dear. x

I'm so pleased you enjoyed them Dr. John :)

How kind of you Sandi, thankyou m'dear. x

Dianne said...

the mini gave me a chill

I like all the images in the first one - dead men dreaming

Akelamalu said...

You slipped in whilst I was answering comments Barb! I'm pleased you like my quote. it is True!

It gave me a chill to when I wrote it Dianne :0

Raven said...

All wonderful and such a variety. I loved each, though I think the last may be my favorite. Love your doodles too. You are a wordzzle master.

Richard said...

Your endings continue to amaze and fascinate. Wow......
I got chills when I scrolled down and saw the picture of the headstone.
Great work this week girl.

You continue to satisfy this ardent reader.


Finding Pam said...

Akelamula, Just a brilliant use of the words today. My, you have a sharp mind and the stories were so believable. I loved them all, but the last one was awesome. Love the doodles too. So much talent...

Hats off to you my dear friend for a wonderful Wordzzle this week.

Have a wonderful weekend. We have a contact on our home. Yipeee!
More later on as it develops.

bettygram said...

What a wonderful job. I am glad you add the doodles.

Lu' said...

Good ones Akelamalu. Kinda thought you were going to go the missing twin angle, I like it :)

Jeff B said...

Nice touch with the headstone pic.

All three were a treat.

Akelamalu said...

Thanks Raven that is praise indeed coming from the founder of Wordzzles. :)

Aw you're too kind Rich, thankyou m'dear. x

I'm so pleased you liked my offerings Pam. Good news on your home!

I love doodling, I'm happy you like them Bettygram :)

You guessed the angle Lu, clever you! :)

So glad you liked them Jeff :)

tony said...

You Got Those Words dancing Akelamalu !

Eel Wind said...

as usual, you're stories always end with a big suprise for everyone! :)

Gledwood said...

Hi! Thanks for the message: I'm ONLINE now on my personal web chat thing. NOBODY ELSE AT ALL is at my site (I can tell!!) how typical!! Do drop by if you're not watching EastEnders/etc...


Mel said... see, I think they're all brilliant! I especially liked the last one--pretty sure it's that 'happy every after' jazz.....


Jo Beaufoix said...

That was fabulous as usual Akela. Sorry I've got so behid but I'm enjoying my catch up.

Dave said...

You Do have a special gift. Thank You so much for all your words and your wonderful thoughts and you genuine concerns for all of us out here. I know I enjoy what you have to offer and I read your blog all the time.
I bow to you

Flowerpot said...

blimey - well done Ak! I'm speechless!

Akelamalu said...

Gee thanks Tony :)

I try Eel Wind, I try. :)

Oh sorry I missed the chat thingie Gleds Maybe next time eh?

So glad you enjoyed them Mel

Thanks Jo, I'm glad you liked them. :)

Aw you're too kind Dave thankyou xx

Cheers Flowerpot x

Deb said...

Hi ~ I enjoyed my visit as usual. You are a word magician! I loved that last story. I thought the words were tricky - I wouldn't have known what to do with them. Gold star to you! And I do love your quote!

Akelamalu said...

Why thank you Deb, I'm so pleased you enjoyed them and the quote. I must admit I never know where the story is going until the end!

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