Saturday, 28 March 2009
Saturday Wordzzle # 56
The idea is, every week Raven (Views 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: partition, imagination, salvation, mirror image, green power, highway, roasting marshmallows, serial killer, autograph, cartography
Greenpower stared at his mirror image on the partition wall and contemplated his life. It could have been so different had he followed a different highway and pursued his love of cartography, used his imagination, he could have been anything he wanted to be instead of what he was – a serial killer.
True, people wanted his autograph but because he was infamous not famous.
He was beyond salvation now, no roasting marshmallows for him now, the only thing that would be roasting would be him in the electric chair!
Mini Challenge: cell phone, Big Mac, panther, legendary, poets corner
Jack, the vet at the county zoo, was sitting in the poet’s corner of the library reading a report in the paper about a big cat that had been seen roaming the countryside. Leaving the library he crossed the street to McDonanlds, he found a seat and was enjoying his burger when his cell phone rang. A voice said “Jack, we’ve captured the legendary spotted panther we’ve got it at the zoo, you have to come now!”
“It will have to wait until I’ve finished my lunch” said Jack, licking mayo from his fingers. “Big Cats can wait, Big Mac’s can’t” he said.
serial killer on the loose” the Sheriff told Mac, “we need a map of the forest.” "Big Mac" McGuinness was legendary in these parts, cartography was Mac’s thing. It seemed the police department thought the killer was hiding out in the forest but it was a huge place so they needed to section it off to search, hence the map. Mac knew about the twelve murders, which had been attributed to the person they were calling the "Black Panther".
“Sure thing” said Mac I’ll get on it straight away.
Mac worked for Green Power, a company developing renewable energy projects, something very close to his heart, he loved nature and the forest. He was also a valued member of the Salvation Army, he helped run the hostel that was open to walkers, who regularly came to the area because it was so beautiful.
The police believed the murdered men and women had been killed in the forest, then their bodies had been dumped on the highway, the partition between the two halves of the forest, to make sure they’d be found. All the victims had been marked by what looked like a star on the sole of their foot, other than that there didn’t seem to be any connection between them.
Once Mac had drawn up the map the Sheriff marked it into manageable areas, printed off some copies and handed them out to the search teams.
“Mac is coming along with me” he told the teams “I’ve written his cell phone number on the map, if you find anything give him a ring and he can guide me to where you are.”
Mac knew they wouldn’t find the killer in the forest and got annoyed when they would keep calling the mark on the victim’s soles a star. Why didn’t they just use their imagination. It’s wasn’t difficult to see what it was, it wasn’t a mirror image or anything, it was a wind turbine – his autograph. He thought back to his first victim and how annoyed he was to find the man roasting marshmallows over a fire in the forest and reading like he was in poet’s corner in the library. The man had left the fire smouldering when he moved on, they had no respect for nature these walkers!