Saturday, 31 October 2009

Saturday Wordzzle # 87

Having just been over to Raven's blog to sign in to Mr Linky I discovered that I have used the wrong words completely! I have no idea how this has happened.

As I have made the effort to write the Wordzzles Iwill leave them up. I hope the other Wordzzlers will make allowances for what must have been a senior moment. Sorry!

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 10 word challenge is: riverboat, procrastination, drank, demons, invisible, candle, enough, film stars, summer job, computer

Her colleagues had encouraged her to take time off from her job as a computer programmer and enter the talent competition and, after much procrastination, she had taken their advice. Chrissie won the competition hands down, the other entrants seemed invisible in comparison, they couldn’t hold a candle to her. Chrissie was, literally, an overnight success. Within weeks her first single ‘Riverboat Queen’ was #1 in the charts, she was being courted by film stars, pop idols and movie moguls. Five years previously Chrissie had been at rock bottom, broke and alcoholic, but with an iron will she had given up drinking and gone to , where she found she had a flair for working on computers.

Kelly’s album, ‘Summer Job’, was destined to be a huge chart hit, if only she could limit the amount she drank and stay sober long enough to enjoy it. Now, with success , her demons had returned.

For the mini: general demeanor, surprisingly, masked man, reach, standards

General Demeanor, Albert to his friends, the owner of the store tried to reach the masked man as he made off with the takings from the till, but he was surprisingly quick and was soon out of reach. Albert had only given chase because he had standards, he wasn’t going to sit back and let them get away with robbing him, even if it was just the dummy till, full of monopoly money.


Enough, the time for procrastination was over decided Jane. She’d thought about it long enough, now it was time to act. For too long now her general demeanor had been one of a shrinking violet, it was time to shake off the cloak of shyness, which had made her invisible for so long.

Surprisingly, Jane felt that at last she may be able to reach the standards her father, Nelson Peabody the Hollywood Director, had instilled in the great film stars he had the pleasure of working with. He had directed box office blockbusters such as “Riverboat Tales”, “The Mysterious Masked Man”, “Computer Demons”, “A Candle at Midnight” and “I Drank Blood”. A great man deserved a great daughter.

The decision was made. She would take the summer job she’d been offered at the Studios in Hollywood as a gopher, it was a start!


Do you know 5th November is Blogblast for Peace? Bloggers all over the world will be posting the same post

Dona Nobis Pacem
Latin for "Grant Us Peace"

and flying a Peace Globe with their own message for Peace. The Title of the post is important. The goal is for all blog post titles to say the same thing on the same day. Write about peace that day or simply fly your globe.

Be part of it, join in by going here and following the instructions of how to get your Peace Globe and join in the biggest Blogblast for Peace ever - it's really easy honest.
Eleanor Roosevelt
It isn't enough to talk about peace, one must believe it.
And it isn't enough to believe in it, one must work at it.


Nessa said...

Your stories were great, regardless of which word list is being used.

Ghost, Goblins, Ghouls, Oh, My

Fandango said...

We dragons think you did a good job even if they were the wrong words.
Wrong words used well still made for three good stories.

Sandi McBride said...

Fortunately for me, which word list you use matters naught...your stories are always the best on the web!

Argent said...

I really liked these. Never mind which words were used, they were still great. The mini, with its, Monolpoly money ending made me smile.

Reston Friends! said...

No worries -- now I know where the Harold stories started...

maryt/theteach said...

Great Wordzzle anyway, Akalamalu! Happy Halloween and BOO! :)

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

happy halloween honey! hope your day is lovely! all is well here.

smiles, bee

Dr.John said...

Well you did better than I did when I used those words.
I think I liked the second one best.

DeeDee1Whoa said...

Hey, would you like for us to swap blog links, I mean affiliate? Let me know when you add me.
Also, please follow me over Google because I'm already following your blog. Thanks!

bettygram said...

I liked your stories with the wrong words.

Raven said...

Ha! You went back in time to one of the weeks you missed. GREAT job with the words. I love General Demeanor, both the name and the character. All great stories.

tony said...

Akalamalu , Great Stories.I hope Your Halloween Is A Fine One.Regards

Connie said...

I will do it, the blog for peace. I hope I remember, but I will see yours and remember.

Flowerpot said...

a blog for peace sounds a great idea Ak!

Akelamalu said...

Aw thanks Nessa x

Ah you're very kind Fandango, thankyou. x

Why thankyou Sandi how kind and generous of you m'dear. x

I'm glad it made you smile Argent :)

Cheers Reston Friends :)

Thanks Mary :)

I'm glad to hear all's well with you Bee xx

Why thankyou Dr. John for your kind comment. x

I'll be in touch DeeDee

I'm pleased you enjoyed them Bettygram :)

I have no idea how I did that Raven! Definitely a senior moment. Glad you liked them anyway. :)

I hope your Halloween was good too Tony

I look forward to reading your Peace Post Connie

Blogblast for Peace is a great idea Flowerpot - we have Mimi to thank for it. :)

Around My Kitchen Table said...

I feel a book title an animated film title coming on, The Wrong Words (a bit in the style of The Wrong Trousers)! I hadn't heard about the peace globe thing - what a great idea.

Mama Zen said...

I love that last one!

Akelamalu said...

LOL that's a good idea AMKT! I hope you can join in the Blogblast for Peace.

Thanks Mama Zen :)

Alice Audrey said...

You could give your wordzzle the title: A Tale of Two Drinkers.

I'm blogging for peace in the 5th too.

Akelamalu said...

Glad to hear you're blogging for Peace on the 5th Alice. :)

Linda said...

Wrong words or not - they are great WordWuzzles as always!

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