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Saturday, 16 May 2009

Saturday Wordzzle # 63





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: Green goddess, shampoo, filibuster, please and thank you, Operation Marigold, throw pillows, up the creek without a paddle, spandex, ubiquitous, wedding ring,




Recovering from the operation Marigold pottered about the house straightening the throw pillows and tidying the shampoo bottles in the bathroom. She couldn’t believe she had been reduced to this, her, the Green Goddess, the spandex queen, up the creek without a paddle. It was such a silly accident – she’d slipped off the stepper and broken her leg. Now she was reduced to endlessly muttering please and thank you every time she wanted anything from the man who had put the wedding ring on her finger. Until her leg healed she had to spend her days doing crosswords, still she had learned some new words like ‘filibuster’ and ‘ubiquitous’ so it wasn’t a complete waste of time.


Mini Challenge: Skittles, lamb chops, stingray, chagrin, clever devil







Snorkeling through the crystal clear water Kelly marvelled at how close the stingray was getting to her and the different colours of the coral on the ocean bed – like Skittles she thought. The next thing she knew she was being dragged down by her feet. Panic set in as she tried to kick away from whatever had hold of her. The next thing she knew Lamb Chops, her boyfriend James, was there beside her laughing, much to her chagrin. It was him, being a clever devil, who had grabbed her feet and given her the fright of her life. He’d suffer later, she would make sure of that!


Megawordzzle







Sian popped a couple of Skittles into her mouth then chastised herself. Eating sweets wasn’t part of her normal routine, she was usually so careful about what she ate. Today, however, she was stressed. The management of the Green Goddess gym, where she gave daily aerobic work-out sessions, were contemplating making changes to the way the place was run and she wasn’t happy about them. There was a meeting at the end of the week and she had every intention of attending and having her say, she would be giving the speech of her life, she’d be a regular filibuster she’d decided.

She had been living with Brian, the owner of the gym, for some time and originally thought she would be able to persuade him round to her way of thinking privately, but he wasn’t having any of it. She’d tried please and thank you, parading about in spandex, gave him a massage, she was all over him like a rash, “ubiquitous” he called her as he fell about laughing on the throw pillows on the sofa. She thought she was being a clever devil but none of it was working, much to her chagrin. She wasn’t up the creek without a paddle yet, she decided, she would have one last try before the meeting, putting her plan, ‘Operation Marigold’, into action.


The following day she rushed home from work and jumped in the shower, primping and preening herself, using her most expensive shampoo and toiletries, taking an age doing her hair and makeup and wore the dress she knew was Brian’s favourite. She cooked his favourite meal of lamb chops and had everything just so when he arrived home. She was feeling really pleased with herself.

“About the changes at the gym” Sian said sweetly, “I hope they’re not going to happen now?”

“Why should I have changed my mind? It’s happening, get used to it!” said Brian.


Stamping her feet in fury Sian delivered her stingray.


“Right, if you won’t change your mind you can forget the wedding ring you were hoping to put on my finger and you can do the washing up” she said throwing the rubber gloves at him.

“Ok, you win, you know how much I hate washing up!” said Brian.

24 comments:

Dr.John said...

Three great stories. You made the use of these very hard words seem easy.

the watercats said...

LOL! fabulous! I really enjoy reading your wordzzles, they always bring a smile to my face! cheers!

bettygram said...

Clean up is always hard to do,but saved her work place as is.
I again like the doodles.

Fandango said...

Anybody tried to get us to do the dishes we would eat them. It looks like he was more concerned about the dishes than the marriage possibility.
Very creativbe stories but we dragons liked the last one best.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

you are the queen of the word challenges!

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxxoxoxoxo

Julia Smith said...

“Ok, you win, you know how much I hate washing up!” said Brian. - LOL! Akelamalu, that was priceless.

I agree with Dr. John - 'Recovering from the operation, Marigold' was really clever. And I also agree with Bettygram - your doodles are really amazing.

Casdok said...

Very good as are your doddles.

Raven said...

Wonderful! I especially love the first one but they are all so clever. Love the ending of the last one. And your art work is especially fine this week.

Richard said...

Sian's plan wouldn't have worked in this house, because I don't mind doing the dishes. Good stories this week.

Linda said...

As per usual, three fantastic stories! You are SO good at this sort of thing!

Thom said...

You always make this seem to easy. The words just flow. Love 'em

Cloudia said...

Stingray lambchops, YUM!
You did it again, Akelamalu, Dear

Annelisa said...

You have a definate talant for creative writing Akelamalu...are you going to try try the NaNoWriMo this year?

Finding Pam said...

Three wonderful stories and fantastic doodles.

CJ said...

Ooh ---in my house it's the other way around. I'm the one who hates doing the washing up while my husband jumps right in.

Three great responses to Raven's challenges.

tony said...

Some more Smooth writing.I hope your weekend is going well?When does the "heatwave" they promised arrive?

Akelamalu said...

Why thank you Dr. John, how generous of you. :)

If I can bring you a smile Watercats I'm happy. :)

She was desperate to save things at work Bettygram! Glad you like the doodles. :)

No-one would dare ask you dragons to wash up Fandango! :0

Aw thanks Bee you're very kind. xx

Thanks Julia I'm so pleased you liked them. :)

Cheers Casdok x

Oh thankyou Raven I'm so pleased you enjoyed them. :)

MWM doesn't mind doing the dishes either Rich so the plan wouldn't have worked on him either! ;)

Aw thanks Linda xx

I actually struggle to start any story Thom then they seem to come out in a rush! Thanks m'dear.

Cheers Cloudia xx

There's no way I could do the NaNoWriMo Annelisa I'm not disciplined enough, but I'm happy you like these shorties. xxx

Why thankyou Pam :)

Same here CJ! LOL

The heatwave will probably be in September Tony! ;)
Glad you enjoyed the stories.

Connie said...

You are so good at this. My mind goes blank when I look at the words.

Akelamalu said...

My mind goes blank too when I first look at the words Connie :(

Thanks m'dear. x

Stephen said...

I liked your stories. In the first one, even though the woman had broken her leg and couldn't do her normal activities for a while, she did manage to increase her vocabulary by doing the crossword puzzles. In the second story, I was afraid the woman had been bitten by something big and was being dragged under, but it turned out to be her boyfriend playing a trick. He had better be worried about her getting revenge for it. The woman in the last story must have been very much against the planned changes to the gym to go through all that and finally make the threats at the end, particularly the one about not getting married. Although the man finally gave in, I hope his stated reason, to avoid doing the dishes, was just a joke and not the real one.

Stephen from Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
http://stephen-has-spoken.blogspot.com/

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