Saturday, 24 October 2009

Saturday Wordzzle # 86

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.

This week's Ten Word Challenge: Incensed, sidewinder, bogus, conniption, Haz-mat, conniving, customize, perforated, zeal, rolling off a log

Mary was incensed when the doctor suggested that she was prone to conniptions. Just because she had ranted and raved calling him a charlatan and bogus did not warrant him saying she had hysterical fits! Granted she had landed him a sidewinder, but that was because he had scared her when he entered her hospital room wearing a Hazmat because he thought she was contagious. Then the conniving SOB had told everyone that she had perforated his protection suit in her zeal to escape! She admitted that she had tried to help him customize it by taking the helmet off, but that was so he wouldn’t scare other patients. Unfortunately lies came to his lips as easy as rolling off a log, the powers that be believed him and they sectioned her.

And for the mini: abstemious, chlorophyll, origami, cheerleader, dung beetle

Annie had become abstemious in her food intake, in an effort to maintain her slight frame for her passion as a cheerleader. Her friends kept telling her she was virtually living off chlorophyll, she ate so little. Why, a dung beetle ate more than she! Annie realised she’d gone too far with her dieting, when she collapsed one day and the paramedics folded her up like a sheet of origami paper and put her on a stretcher.


“Another bogus caller” thought Daphne, slamming down the phone. Daphne was becoming incensed by the number of calls she was getting, it interfered with her TV viewing and she was likely to have a conniption if she got one more call she decided! The older she got the more hissy fits she was having.

Opening the fridge she took out her lunchtime yoghurt, which she ate every day religiously. Her nieces said she didn’t eat enough, accused her of being abstemious, she did watch what she ate, after all she didn’t want to get fat. Daphne had been a cheerleader in her youth and wanted to keep her lithe, supple body for as long as possible, to fit into the beautiful clothes in her wardrobe. She didn’t want to end up like her friends wearing clothes that resembled Hazmats.

After eating her yoghurt Daphne picked up her “How to do Origami” book and turned to the page showing how to make a dung beetle. Within minutes she had made it and was congratulating herself “easy as rolling off a log” she thought.

Just then there was a knock on the door. Daphne peered through the security peephole and saw her neighbour Sidewinder Syd. She called him sidewinder because he was a snake like man who gave her the jitters. He worked in a lab, apparently, and was always going on about chlorophyll and things she knew nothing about, Daphne thought he was a conniving creep who only kept coming round to try to find out how much money she had. He kept telling her about his friend who was a lawyer and asking if she had a will, saying that his friend could come round and customize a will to her exact needs.

Just as Daphne was about to tell Syd she was busy and he would have to go she suddenly got the sharpest pain in her side which literally took her breath away and she dropped to the floor like a stone. Syd’s zeal disappeared and he stood open-mouthed staring at Daphne on the floor. Quickly he dialled 999 and asked for an ambulance, then he tried to make Daphne comfortable until it arrived. Syd went with her to the hospital where the doctors diagnosed a perforated appendix, saying had Syd not acted quickly Daphne would have died for sure. Syd stayed at the hospital until the emergency operation was over and Daphne was conscious. He promised to let her niece’s know what had happened and look after her cat until she got home.

Syd picked Daphne up from the hospital when it was time for her to return home. He had filled the fridge with food and cleaned the place from top to bottom and Daphne’s cat was sitting on her chair purring contentedly. Daphne revised her opinion of Syd and thanked him for saving her life and all the help he’d given her. It was only when she went to bed that she discovered the money she kept under the mattress was gone, along with all her jewellery. Of course she had no proof but she just knew it was Syd, “he won’t set foot over my threshold again” she told her neice. It was then she noticed her niece’s new shoes and her own gold charm bracelet peeking out from her niece’s cardigan sleeve.


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Dona Nobis Pacem
Latin for "Grant Us Peace"

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Anonymous said...

Well done my friend. You are such an excellent writer. I love these. My fav is the Megawordzzle WOOT :)

Dr.John said...

I loved them all. You are just a fantastic writer. All your characters take on lives of their own.
Poor Mary. Doctor's never understand.
Wow! Annie is so thin . The visualization of that blows my mind.
But the last one. Perhaps one should always look at the relatives first when you get robbed .

Mama Zen said...

The first one is my favorite. Conniption is one of my favorite words!

Raven said...

It's so good to have you back. You are so good at this. I can't pick a favorite this week, though I think the last probably wins by a nose. I had such a hard time with these words and I'm so impressed at the wonderful witty creativity and seeming ease with which everyone worked them into their stories. Brava!

Reston Friends! said...

The paramedics folded her like origami? Brilliant!

Daryl said...

Once again you wow us with your wordzzle wizardry!

And here in the US .. 86 is a metaphor for 'thow it out' 'trash it' .. but not in this instance!

Nessa said...

Good stories, as always. To be so skinny you can be folded is skinny indeed.

Silly Saturday #4 - Purdie Pyrate's Halloween

Cloudia said...

Great job!

Jimi Hendrix:
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.


Aloha, Friend!

Comfort Spiral

Fandango said...

Dumb doctors, paper thin ladies, and crooked relatives. What fine humans you have given us dragons in these three stories.
But the writing is good.

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

oh the niece did it? uh oh, well at least now she won't blame poor syd!

smiles, bee

maryt/theteach said...

Akelamalu, I thought a sidewinder was a snake but I looked it up and found your definition and use of the word! Always learning something! Hope all is well! :)

Linda said...

I had thought the same thing about sidewinder being a snake but even if you had used that definition, it seemed to fit!

Great job as always! I do so love your creative mind!

ann said...

you weaved those words wonderfully into great yarns - couldn't pick a favourite - they're all so well done and clever

Argent said...

Your ten-worder painted a very vivd and entertaining picture. I could just imagine Mary pulling off the Doctor's helmet! It looks like cheerleader Annie has fallen prey to a very modern body dysmorphia. I loved the story about Sidewinder Syd - an excellent reminder about how we can form judgements about people that occasionally need to be revised suddenly.

Great use of the words this week!

lettuce said...

my favourite words from this - abstemious (though not such a good thing to be maybe...) and conniptions

but i have to go and google hazmat

Julia Smith said...

Oh my, Akelamalu! I'm killing myself laughing...

My favorite is definitely the first one. 'Then the conniving SOB had told everyone that she had perforated his protection suit in her zeal to escape! She admitted that she had tried to help him customize it by taking the helmet off, but that was so he wouldn’t scare other patients.'

Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!

Akelamalu said...

Aw thanks Thom, I'm so pleased you enjoyed them. :)

Dr. John you are too kind. I'm happy you enjoyed them, thankyou m'dear. x

Coniption is a great word Mama Zen but I have to admit I had to look it up to find out what it meant!

Cheers Raven, it's good to be back and yes, the words were hard this week. :0

Thankyou Reston Friends :)

Glad you enjoyed them Daryl, thanks m'dear.

Definitely TOO skinny Nessa!

Yes, that is a great quote indeed Cloudia :)

Why thankyou Fandango :)

That's right Bee and I hope she's ashamed of herself for thinking it was Syd in the first place!

Thanks for looking it up and not just assuming I had used the word wrongly Teach :)

I always try the used the words differently in each story Linda, so I look them up first for their different meanings.

Why thankyou Avv, I'm pleased you enjoyed them. x

You're very kind Argent, thankyou. :)

I had to google Hazmat too Lettuce.

So happy to make you laugh Julia, thankyou m'dear. x

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