Saturday, 13 June 2009

Saturday Wordzzle # 67

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: nausea, everything is on sale, expect great things, frying pan, pledge, birds of a feather, stick, Saturday morning, liver and bacon, caterpillars

“I expect great things this Saturday morning” said the store manager. “Everything is on sale from walking sticks to frying pans and we must all do our bit, like birds of a feather and all that you know. I give you my pledge if we sell everything today I’ll treat you all to liver and bacon for lunch at the café.”

That was a promise guaranteed to make everyone nauseas and ensure they were as slow as caterpillars when it came to selling the stock!

For the mini challenge: aggravation, protective, bargain basement, take me out to the ballgame, break a leg

“I’m stuck here, in this bargain basement of an apartment, day after day with nothing but aggravation from the neighbours. Trust you to break a leg when you promised to take me out to the ballgame” she said, putting a protective hand over her stomach and her growing child. “You’re a waste of space” she said. She got no response; he wasn’t listening – as usual!


It was Saturday morning and he was having a lie-in, after being out with the lads the night before, when he’d heard her rattling the frying pan on the cooker and the smell of liver and bacon assaulted his nostrils waking him with a feeling of nausea. Then Carrie was shouting him for him to get up.

“You promised to take me out to the ballgame and shopping first, everything is on sale at the mall and it’s not bargain basement stuff either!” she called.

When Carrie agreed to his night out with the boys she said “OK but I expect great things in return!” and of course he’d agreed, anything to avoid aggravation. He didn’t mind going to the ballgame, but shopping was his penance.

The night out had gone down well, they’d gone on a pub crawl and ended up at a club, after which he didn’t remember a lot. He opened one eye and scanned the room; he was in the spare bedroom so he wouldn’t have disturbed Cassie when he came in. He threw the covers back and tried to swing his legs out of bed, only to find one leg wouldn’t move. Looking down he was amazed to see his right leg encased in plaster! “What the f….?” he said to himself. How on earth had that happened, he couldn’t remember a damned thing. Picking up his mobile phone he dialled Gary’s number.

“Gary, what the hell happened last night, how did I manage to break a leg?” he asked.

“I didn’t know you’d broken your leg mate, you were dancing on a table and fell off and cracked your head so we took you to hospital and left you there” Gary told him.

“Oh thanks a lot, what happened to ‘we have to stick together, birds of a feather’ and all that?” he said.

Well there was nothing for it he’d have to get downstairs and face the music, Cassie would be furious. He grabbed a robe and made his way downstairs like a caterpillar – slowly.

Of course Cassie went berserk and gave him a right ear-bashing; she made his life hell all weekend. He vowed to take the ‘pledge’, no more beer, ever again.

Sunday came and he told Cassie he’d have to ring work and explain he wouldn’t be in.

“No need” said Cassie “I’m going to cut the plaster off!”

“You can’t do that! I know you’re a nurse but my leg won’t have set yet” he told her clutching his plaster protectively.

“You haven’t broken your leg. My friend Jackie was on duty at the hospital when you were brought in drunk and she telephoned me. I told her to get your leg plastered and send you home in a taxi. I hope you’ve learned your lesson!” said Cassie in-between laughing fits.

I'm off on another jaunt so I'll catch up with everyone on Sunday - Have a great weekend.


Nessa said...

Very fun lesson. I wish you could do things like plastering someone up. Good stories.

CJ said...

Revenge is sweet.

Dr.John said...

Only you could come up with the last story. That twist caused me to laugh out loud and got Betty to look at what you had written. Now that's talent.
I liked all three stories though the last one was clearly the best.

bettygram said...

Now he had to take her shopping and the ball game,in the last one.

Fandango said...

We don't understand why they were as slow as caterpillars we just love liver and bacon. In fact we love the whole pig.
The poor man in the last story thinking his leg was broken. What a horrible thing to do to him and him only getting a little drunk. No dragon would ever do that.
But we do enjoy your telling us about it.

Finding Pam said...

Wonderful stories and doodles as well! Have a great weekend.

Linda said...

Liver and bacon as a reward?? I don't think so!! I'd have been moving as slow as a caterpillar myself on that one!

Love your doodles as well as your stories!

Raven said...

I loved all three. Great twist in the last one. Well done as always. You are a master at this. Nifty doodles too. I always think it doesn't do them justice to call them doodles... they are more than that.

Cloudia said...

I'm dazzled, as usual!!
We're looking forward to pics of your rambles, Dear.

Richard said...

I always fill fulfilled after one of your great and surprising endings. Bravo!

Travis said...

That Cassie is a right clever girl!

Thom said...

Oh my gosh. I never saw that coming on the last one. Very clever woman that Cassie is. You write so well. You mini challenge guy better hope that the wife doesn't find out about Cassie. Aloha :)

lettuce said...

hope you donj't mind if I shamelessly promote my latest blog post which is shamelessly promoting a new charity project - please read it and if you feel able help advertise (or contribute in any other way) that would be FAB

Flowerpot said...

enjoy your jaunt, AK!

the watercats said...

lol!... nice one!

Akelamalu said...

Glad you enjoyed them Nessa :)

And best served cold CG ;)

Aw thanks Dr.John, MWM says he often wonders what goes on in my head! ;)

Yes for his penance he does Bettygram :)

I love liver and bacon too Fandango. It was a bit mean of Cassie but he shouldn't have gotten drunk. ;)

Thankyou Pam, I hope you had a wonderful weekend too m'dear. x

You don't like liver and bacon then Linda? LOL

Oh you're very kind Raven with your compliments, I thank you muchly. xx

I'll try to get pictures up of our jaunt on Wednesday Cloudia :)

How kind you are Rich, thankyou. xx

Cassie is very naughty Trav! ;)

Aha the twist worked then Thom! :)

I don't mind at all Lettuce, I'll be over later to take a look.

Cheers Flowerpot I did! :)

Thanks Water Rats :)

Mama Zen said...

That last one is hilarious!

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Akelamalu said...

Thanks Mama Zen :)

A Lady's Life said...

Very good story :)
Can't add more than what was said already lol

tony said...

AKE! The jaunt went well? Have A Great Week Ahead.Regards From Yorkshire!

Julia Smith said...

I really laughed hard when the main character from the last one tried to get out of bed and had to call his friend!! Hilarious!

Stephen said...

I liked your stories, especially the last one. It was a mean trick that got played on him, but it was funny.

Stephen from Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

Deb said...

Hello Master Storyteller - I love the last one. So clever and funny. Your creative writing skills never cease to amaze me!

Akelamalu said...

Thankyou Lady's Life :)

The jaunt was great Tony!

It's the sort of thing men do though isn't it Julia? LOL

Yes it was mean Stephen but he deserved it! :)

Oh you're too kind Deb, thankyou. xx

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