Saturday 13 December 2008

Saturday Wordzzle # 43

The idea is, every week Raven (View 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: Horny as a toad, Frankenstein’s sister, Greeks bearing gifts, Holiday, Cheese grater, Gridlock, Drip dry, Coffin maker, movie mogul, Turkish coffee

Greta may have looked like Frankenstein’s sister but it didn’t stop the queue of Greeks bearing gifts, all horny as a toad, turning up at her hotel every day causing a traffic gridlock. Her pockmarked face resembled a cheese grater and she looked like she had been hung out in the sun too long to drip dry. However, she kept people entertained with her tales of her movie mogul father, coffin maker mother, her holiday escapades and they just loved the way she made Turkish coffee.

Mini Challenge: prenuptial agreement, The purple cow just hated the orange cat, potato chips, sari, Hammer and nails

It appeared that the purple cow (Alfie’s pet name for Mary) just hated the orange cat (Mary’s pet name for Alfie), and Mary even insisted on a prenuptial agreement before they got married. At the wedding they were arguing about anything and everything; Mary’s sari, the lack of potato chips on the buffet and the fact that Alfie didn’t know how to use a hammer and nails. Everyone thought it was a marriage of convenience but they were wrong.


Reeta and Ali met in a little cafĂ© when she was sheltering from a sudden rainstorm she’d been caught in and was trying to drip dry. Ali served her a Turkish coffee and some potato chips and wanted to know if she was on holiday and why she was wearing a sari. Reeta explained she was in a movie about a coffin maker, being filmed there by her movie mogul uncle.

Ali was quite taken with Reeta, she was definitely a hundred percent better than Frankenstein’s sister, a benchmark he and his friends judged girls by. In fact the moment Ali saw her he felt as horny as a toad and proceeded to chat her up.

At first Reeta was wary, “beware Greeks baring gifts” (or in this case Turks) her mother always said, but in the six months it took to film Reeta threw caution to the wind and when it was finished she and Ali were totally in love.

Ali moved to America with Reeta and was amazed how famous she was and was bewitched by her lifestyle. She took him to the premier of the film in a stretch limo, so when there was a traffic gridlock they relaxed in luxury sampling the bar. He’d never been in such a luxurious car, the cars at home were so old they were full of holes like a cheese grater, understandably he was getting used to the good life and didn’t want to give it up.

Twelve months later they were planning their wedding, Ali’s family were insisting it happen in Turkey, as they wanted a traditional wedding. Reeta didn’t have a problem with this but she and her mother-in-law to be, Neriman, didn’t get on at all. They were so different it was a case of ‘the purple cow just hated the orange cat’, every time they got together they argued, going at it hammer and nails. Since Neriman got wind that Reeta was rich she insisted on her drawing up a prenuptial agreement before the wedding, so that Ali would be ‘taken care of’ should the marriage not last. Reeta agreed but what the greedy old bag didn’t know was Reeta didn’t actually own anything, her uncle paid for everything!


Pam said...

the first one had me cracking up. great wordzzles, ake :)

Shrinky said...

And she has the cheek to acuse me of a fertile imagination? Wow, so many spins with so many outcomes - excellent hon. You are a story-teller par-excellence.

Akelamalu said...

Thanks Ciara, glad you had a laugh. :)

Ah but your conversation with God had so much more imagination this this Shrinky! ;)

Dr.John said...

You are indeed a story teller. I am amazed at what you did with the words.

Daisy said...

The idea of Purple Cow as a pet name cracked me up!! Nice work as always Akela x

Raven said...

All brilliant. I think the middle one was my favorite, but they were all superb as always... and we even got a purple cow illustration. Cool.

the rotten correspondent said...

Well done, you. That was a challenge!

Dianne said...

I love that Greta was a triumph of substance over appearance :)

yeah I know - I get too serious ;)

great as always Lady

tony said...

Brilliant! Greta Rules!

Travis Cody said...

Those were some particularly challenging words this week!

Linda said...

That first Wuzzle had me laughing so hard I could barely read the rest of them! You are so funny!!! A face like a cheese grater ...!!

Catch said...

you did a great job Akela.....but you always do!!! ; ))

Akelamalu said...

LOL I'm amazed too Dr. John I found them really difficult this week! :0

Thanks Daisy x

Yes a purple cow albeit a bit angular Raven! :)

Cheers RC :)

Yes it's what's inside that counts isn't it Dianne ;)

Ah thanks Tony

They certainly were Trav!

Please to have made you smile Linda :)

You're very kind Catch, thanks. x

bettygram said...

I guess I missed you on Saturday. I loved your purple cow.

Akelamalu said...

Thanks Bettygram :)

Lulda Casadaga said...

Great stuff...I think hanging out with Reeta would be a laugh...
I couldn't do mine this week due to home computer glitches! :(
And how about these challenging words!!

storyteller said...

Ohmygosh … I can’t get past the ‘queue of Greeks bearing gifts all horny as a toad’ … ROFL … all the while listening to ‘Chestnuts Roasting on a Open Fire’ … so for now I’ll tell you I love the beginning and all your kewl doodles (the purple cow is precious) while I get over the ‘movie mogul father’ and the ‘coffin maker’ mother. I’ll return later to read the rest … but for now I want this hilarious images in my mind while I walk Molly.
Hugs and blessings,

storyteller said...

I've finally collected myself enough to return for the final story (skipping over the first and second so as to not 'lose it' again) ...

Ooops ... that was the phone with a brief interruption but I'm back now. Should have guessed Rita had something up her sleeve. Loved the way you linked it to the case of the purple cow who hated the orange cat!

Your imagination boggles my mind ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Lu' said...

I'd like to get use to the good life :)