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!
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.