Saturday, 31 January 2009
Saturday Wordzzle # 48
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: snow and ice, vegetarian chilli, pampered kitty, anthropology, do you own a home, coronation, you can change the world, hideous curtains, stammering, premonitions
Alice was preparing her own recipe vegetarian chilli when the phone rang.
“Hello” she said into the receiver.
“Good morning madam, do you own a home?” asked a voice.
“I do, on Coronation Avenue, I’ve just moved in” replied Alice
“Well then, you can change the world by reducing your carbon footprint. All you need to do is install our solar panels” said the voice.
“As our weather here consists of mainly snow and ice, I don’t see how solar panels will be effective” replied Alice.
“Ah but what about Global Warming? There have been premonitions that the climate will change completely in this area! Install the panels now and you’ll be ppppprepared” urged the voice stammering slightly.
“Not today thankyou” said Alice. Then picking up Corky, her pampered kitty, she sat down with a cup of coffee and her book on anthropology, making a mental note to replace the hideous curtains she had inherited with the house.
Mini Challenge: Is there a doctor in the house, blowing in the breeze, shadows, comedian, sleeping disorder
Jim watched the leaves gently blowing in the breeze. He was thinking back to the time when he was a working comedian, something he couldn’t do anymore because of his sleeping disorder. He didn’t really remember what happened except being on stage, seeing shadows and then someone shouting “Is there a doctor in the house?” Apparently he had passed out on stage and the next he knew he was in hospital. The diagnosis put paid to his career.
Peggy arranged to meet her friend, Eva, outside the theatre at 7 pm. She was quite prepared to brave the snow and ice to see Mr. Coronation’s show. Apparently he was an anthropology professor who played the bagpipes and various other instruments and told anecdotes. Her colleagues had raved about him so she’d booked tickets.
They had just settled into their seats when Eva took a funny turn, she slithered off her seat onto the floor and turned an unattractive shade of puce.
“Is tttthere a ddddoctor in thhhhe house?” Peggy shouted, trying to control her stammering.
Out of the shadows appeared a man who quickly took control and pretty soon Eva was sitting backstage in Mr. Coronation’s dressing room. After talking to Eva, the man suggested she might be suffering from a stomach upset, no doubt caused by the vegetarian chilli she’d had the day before.
Once Eva was feeling better, the man suggested they return to their seats to watch the show and he promised he would give them a lift home in his car afterwards. As the curtain raised, Peggy and Eva were amazed to see their saviour take the stage – he was non other than Mr. Coronation!
“I had a premonition last night” said Eva after the show
“Are you sure it’s not just a sleeping disorder?” suggested Peggy.
“No, I saw Mr. Coronation coming out of a house with hideous curtains, carrying a pampered kitty” said Eva “and don’t you think he has a look of Donald Pleasance?”
“You’re a comedian Eva. You’ve been watching too many James Bond movies you’ve got Blofeld, the head of SPECTRE, and his white Persian cat on the brain” giggled Peggy.
True to his word Mr. Coronation met them in foyer and ushered them to his car.
“I hope you don’t mind but I need to stop off and feed my cat, then I’ll take you straight home” he asked. Eva looked at Peggy with raised eyebrows.
“Do you own a home?” asked Eva casually.
“I do indeed” he answered as they arrived at what appeared to be a country road, which turned out to be the drive to a country house. He pointed to the house “There it is” he said
Eva and Peggy stared at the house noticing the hideous curtains blowing in the breeze through an open window. As they entered the house a white Persian cat sauntered into the hallway.
“My dream!” whispered Eva to Peggy.
Jokingly Peggy asked Mr. Coronation “Have you ever heard of SPECTRE, do you think you can change the world?”
“Of course I have heard of SPECTRE, my real name is Blofeld!” he replied.