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.
“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 –
“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!”