Saturday, 21 June 2008

Saturday Wordzzle # 18

The idea is, every week Raven (View From A 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 are my efforts - complete with my doodles.

This Week's Ten Word Challenge is: solitaire, pathological, grackles, alternative life style, manifest destiny, polarization, ugly duckling, folding chairs, flibberty-gibbet, hand grenade
Dr Frank Enstien perused the pathological casebook on his desk thinking it had been his manifest destiny to become a doctor, he was expected to follow in his father’s footsteps. Besides being a doctor his father was an expert in the physics of Polarization but he had been killed by a hand grenade during the war so had been unable to pass his knowledge on the subject on to Frank. Whilst Frank found his job boring, his alternative life style was anything but. He was a big time gambler on the game Solitaire, which he played online under the user name Grackles. It was this pastime that led to him meeting Moira, another solitaire fan. He thought at first she might be a bit of an ugly duckling or flibberty-gibbet when she disclosed she worked in a factory making folding chairs, however he arranged to meet her and found to his delight that she was in fact gorgeous, clever and witty. Unfortunately he didn’t know she was in fact a spy working for a government that thought Frank could be of some use to them.

And for the Mini Challenge: marathon, the butler did it, curtain, hand cream, flatulence

Jake had done really well getting people to sponsor him for the marathon. He and Sam had decided to dress up for the race, himself as the incredible hulk, Sam as a butler. They went to a fancy dress hire shop nearby where they were greeted by a rather attractive young woman, who appeared from behind a curtain at the back of the shop rubbing hand cream into her hands. It was while they were trying on their costumes that Sam got an attack of flatulence, much to Jake’s embarrassment, and as the young woman looked at them disgustedly Jake said quickly “The butler did it!”


Solitaire was no flibberty-gibbet she was a highly trained agent who had been sent into the area to collect information after the polarization of the people, which had resulted in the troubles which were now rife in the city. Beautiful and dangerous was how some of her colleagues described her, certainly she had blossomed from the ugly duckling she had been at school. Others thought she was a pathological maniac after the way she had calously tossed a hand grenade into a car full of soldiers who had cornered her after a hair-raising chase a couple of years ago in Mozambique. Solitaire slipped easily into the alternative life style of a reporter and her press card gained her entrance to the places she needed to be. She had wangled an invitation to dinner at the Embassy and was trying to be as inconspicuous as possible, whilst at the same time eavesdropping on the conversations that were going on. She was busy listening to some Ambassador when the curtain she was hiding behind was suddenly whipped aside, thankfully the butler did it whilst looking for an earring one of the guests had dropped, so she made some lame excuse and disappeared into the crowd. Solitaire made her way to the ladies restroom and sat for a few moments on one of the folding chairs because there was a queue. She was surprised to see a cage containing a bird that looked remarkably like the grackles back home, she wondered how on earth it survived in such an environment, when the air was often blue because of the flatulence of the overweight, lazy women who frequented embassy dinners. Washing her hands she took advantage of the free luxury hand cream that was available before getting back to the ballroom and her fact finding mission. Hours later the guests were leaving and Solitaire was non the wiser after what seemed a marathon of boredom. Collecting her coat from the cloakroom she filtered out with the crowd but had to stop to pick up her scarf which had slipped from the pocket of her coat. As she reached for the scarf a strong masculine hand picked it up and handed it to her. “Ah Solitaire, we meet again”. Straightening up she looked up into the one good eye of her foreign counterpart, it was she who had blinded him in one eye a few years back. “Hello Nicolai, it seems our manifest destiny to meet up at Embassy soirees .” “It does indeed my dear, you won’t mind accompanying my friends and I to a meeting will you?” he murmured as his two goons took hold of her arms and escorted her to his car.


lettuce said...

you're so good at these! i enjoyed this and am off to google grackles

Richard said...

Great stories this week. Especially like the butler did it line with flatulence. Though you of all people should know that a proper English Butler would go outside to pass gas.


Dianne said...

Ahhh lots of cloak and dagger! Love it.

Solitaire is a great name.

and the flatulence doddle is hilarious.

Jeff B said...

As usual, I liked all three. The mega was my favorite this time. It felt like an intro to a James Bond story, especially with Solitaire and Nicolai.

Raven said...

These were all wonderful as always. I love using Solitaire as a name. Wish I had thought of it. Your spy story could evolve into a novel.

Gledwood said...

ooo. there is something so utterly disgusting about having to inhabit a physical body i cannot even begin to discuss it!!!!

i'm "ok"

take care and lots of love


Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

the butler did it? ha ha ha ha ha

smiles, bee

Akelamalu said...

Gee thanks Lettie. I had to google grackles too. :(

Of course I knew that about proper butlers Richard, but he was just in fancy dress. :)

Thanks Dianne, every one I've read up to now has blamed the Butler!

Yes I thought the names sounded a bit 'bondish' too Jeff :)

I think I'll leave the novel writing to people that can actually write Raven ;)

Glad to hear you're OK Gleds x

I usually blame it on the butler Bee, pity we don't have one! ;)

Kimmie said...

Oh, I think the word flatulance has made these storys so funny! Nice job! I did the Vanity Challenge.

MarmiteToasty said...

Oh how clever you are at these, how imaginative.... I can only write about real life experiences and I was never any good at school and imaginative creative writting, so I will have to keep coming here to read yours......

Fanks you, for all your wonderful support at a very difficult time for me..... you will never fully realise just how much it has meant to me......


Jay said...

All three were great! But, I think the mega was my favorite. Love giving a woman the name Solitaire. That would be a cool name to have.

Marianne said...

Loved the name Solitaire too - you're brilliant at these! Loved the blue air from all the flatulence- hilarious! x M

bindhiya said...

Dear Akelamalu,
All three of them are really great.. you are so creative!!!
have a great weekend.
♥ & ((hugs))

Pam said...

oh my...'the butler did it' LOL your 'art' is getting funnier and funnier...i love the flatulence sign.

Akelamalu said...

Yes you're right Kimmie 'flatulence' has determined the theme of practically all the stories!

You're a great writer Marmie, you'd do a wonderful job if you cared to give it a go. I wish I could do more to support you honey. xx

Yes Jay Solitaire is a great name - if I ever think of changing mine I'd choose Solitaire!

Aw thanks Marianne x

So glad you liked them Bindi x

I enjoy the doodling as much as the writing Ciara!

maryt/theteach said...

Your Wordzzles are fantastic, Akelamalu! And I could listen to your music all day! Thanks! :)

Anndi said...

LOL The Butler did it! LOL

Once again, you've outdone yourself my dear.

San said...

Brilliant! And that Caution: Flatulence sign is too much!!!

Your slide show is incredibly sweet. You are a looker.

SMM said...

Hey Akelamalu (btw did you know Akela means alone in Hindi)..stumbled onto your blog from Raven's blog. Posted my first Wordzzle paragraph. Will work my way up to the Megachallene soon. Do leave a comment and tell me how was mine. My link is

Akelamalu said...

Gee thanks Teach and I'm so glad you like the music. They don't write 'em like that anymore do they?? ;)

Aw thanks Anndi x

You're too kind San, thank you.

Welcome SMM I'll pop over to read yours soon.

Jo Beaufoix said...

Fabulous as usual, but the flatulence one was hilarious. :D

Akelamalu said...

Thanks Jo x

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