Saturday, 17 January 2009
Saturday Wordzzle # 46
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.
No doodles this week, short on time.
This Week's Ten Word Challenge is: tuna on rye, ghost hunters, I'm as corny as Kansas in August, sympathetic ear, science fiction, muffler, cavernous, giraffes, prospecting, paraphernalia
The shop had a small window, which was deceptive because inside it was cavernous. It was the type of shop that sold all sorts of paraphernalia - books on science fiction, ghost hunters and prospecting; they sold mufflers, crystals and jokes; there were even a couple of wooden life-size giraffes! Dotty loved working there, she got to meet so many different people and they liked her because she had a sympathetic ear. Tapping her foot to the music that was resounding through the shop, she sang along in-between bites of her favourite lunch - tuna on rye. “I’m as corny as Kansas in August” she trilled happily
Mini Challenge: Key Lime Pie, porcupine, Library of Congress, fingernails, spell-bound
Porcupine, the lead singer in the group ‘Library of Congress’, pointed one black painted fingernail at his spell-bound audience.
“We’re now gonna do our latest single “Key Lime Pie” so start clappin’!”
Tina was taking a holiday from her job at the Library of Congress. She didn’t mind holidaying alone, she always managed to get talking to someone so was never short of company. Eating her lunchtime sandwich of tuna on rye followed by key lime pie one day on the beach, she was spell-bound watching a young man with a metal detector. Finishing her sandwich her curiosity got the better of her and she strolled over to him.
“Hi, any luck?” she asked.
“Not yet but I live in hope. I’m Jake by the way.”
“Tina, pleased to meet you” she replied offering him her hand.
They struck up an easy conversation, Jake told her besides prospecting he loved science fiction and ghost hunting. “I’m as corny as Kansas in August” he said with no trace of embarrassment.
Tina laughed, “Me too, I collect paraphernalia, mostly anything to do with giraffes is my passion” she explained.
Jake explained how the metal detector worked and let her have a go. Tina was thrilled when, within a few minutes, the detector buzzed and after digging only a few inches down she unearthed some coins and a ring. She was so enthusiastic that Jake promised to take her to buy her own detector.
“I’ll have to get some gloves for digging as well, don’t want to ruin my fingernails!” said Tina.
Jake and Tina spent the next three days together on the beach though they didn’t find anything of value. Tina could sometimes be as prickly as a porcupine but she also had a sympathetic ear and listened intently as Jake told her about how he was alone now. He’d been engaged but they had split up when they had gone on safari in Africa, apparently she had taken a fancy to the big game hunter they’d met and decided not to return home with Jake. Jake was obviously upset, Tina had a cavernous capacity for caring so she was totally sympathetic. Jake told Tina he was going on a trip for a couple of days further up the coast, he’d found some ruins in a forest and had discovered some old coins last time he’s been there. “You can come along if you like” he told her.
As she still had over a week left of her two week holiday Tina was happy to take up Jake’s invitation. He arranged to pick her up at her hotel the following morning,
“It’s only a two hour drive” he said.
The scenery changed as they travelled inland and before she had time to realise they were in a thick wooded area. Luckily Jake had warned her to bring walking boots and clothes suitable for trekking as he explained they would have about an hour’s walk once they left the car.
Reaching into the boot of the car Tina was bemused to see him pull out a rifle along with a backpack.
“There’s been reports of wolves here, don’t want to take any chances do we?” he said as he passed Tina the detector and a water bottle to carry.
The going was quite rough but Tina didn’t mind the exercise and Jake seemed to know his way without the aid of a map. As Jake had promised they reached a clearing after just under an hour’s trek and Tina sat on one of the boulders to get her breath back.
Hearing a click, Tina looked up to see Jake fitting a muffler to the gun.
“Got your breath back?” he asked then levelled the gun at her.
“Jake that’s dangerous, you shouldn’t point guns at people” Tina admonished.
“I forgot to tell you about my other little hobby Tina. I like hunting – humans – start running!”