Saturday, 7 November 2009

Saturday Wordzzle # 88

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 is: Cute, come with me to the Casbah, bloodhound, respiration, Facebook, Canada Geese, modern, gravity, spider webs, sea shells.

Mary had just had a conversation about sea shells on Facebook with her friend from Canada. "Geese" she thought suddenly, as she heard a flock of them flying by. The noise the geese were making awoke Cutey, her bloodhound, from his nap in front of the fire. "Come with me to the Casbah Cutey" Mary said as she tried to defy gravity by dragging the huge dog into her modern kitchen. The effort caused respiration problems for Mary, who was no spring chicken, and she noticed some spider webs on the light fitting and promptly forgot the reason why she's dragged Cutey into the kitchen. Mary's attention span was getting shorter!

And for the mini: curiosity killed the cat, charming Victorian, railroad tracks, tower, salt and pepper

“Pass the salt and pepper” said Dorian,
Hardly a charming Victorian
Reading the newspaper and a story about power
Whilst his wife stacked dishes, up like a tower.
Another story about old railroad tracks
had Dorian questioning the facts.
Then, whilst reading over Dorian’s shoulder,
His wife didn’t see the discarded folder.
As she tripped over the folder and slipped on the mat,
Dorian whispered
Curiosity killed the cat!”


Miranda was not past her sell by date yet, she may have salt and pepper hair and gravity was having it’s effect on her body, but she was still modern in her outlook on life. She was an active member on Facebook and recently had got to know a man who had invited her to ‘come with me to the Casbah?” Miranda found this invitation rather cute from someone who seemed more like a rather charming Victorian gentleman than a Sheikh. Actually Mason lived in London and the casbah was a pub called ‘The Flying Canada Geese’ near the Telecom Tower in Marylebone, apparently.

They had been ‘talking’ for about six months and Miranda had been like a bloodhound in her quest to find out all about Mason before she agreed to meet him. She’d heard too many horror stories of meetings with people over the internet and didn’t believe the old saying ‘curiosity killed the cat’ – the more she could find out the better. Miranda hadn’t been totally honest with Mason especially regarding her age and where she was from. She was what some people might term as being from the wrong side of the railroad tracks with a chequered past and 30 years older than the age of 22 she’d led him to believe. Luckily no photographs had been exchanged so she had been able to ensnare him in her spider webs of lies but now it was time to face the music. Well what was a woman to do when they are being wooed by a young man over the internet? She didn’t want to frighten him off before they had a chance to get to know each other!

The day arrived for the date and Miranda took great care with her appearance, she couldn’t make herself look 22 but she did look good. She wore the earrings made from sea shells which would be how Mason would recognise her and she was to look for a man wearing a red tie. Miranda arrived at the pub half an hour earlier than was necessary to give herself time to get her respiration rate down to normal, after the long walk from the tube station, and have a drink before Mason arrived.

Miranda was a nervous wreck, jumping like a startled rabbit every time the door of the pub opened. Little did she know that Mason had arrived before her and had been watching her for the last half hour, just out of sight in the other bar. At the appointed meeting time Mason decided to introduce himself. OK she wasn’t exactly how she’d described herself but she was quite attractive and presentable.

“Miranda?” he asked.

Miranda looked up into the dark eyes - Mason hadn’t been completely truthful either. He must be at least 50 but, hey, he was smart and handsome - this could probably work after all!


lettuce said...

i like the thought of the earrings made from sea shells

bettygram said...

I loved this meeting of Mason and Miranda.

Sandi McBride said...

You've outdone yourself this time! All were simply amazing, but I notice that you, like I, are missing David's Verse or Worse lol!!!

Nessa said...

I don't like Dorian. I want to slap him.

The meeting between Miranda and Mason was fun.

Silly Saturday #4 - Purdie Pyrate "The Pen's Mightier than the Sword"

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

another creative one! i think these words could be made into a country/western song!

smiles, bee

DawnTreader said...

Oh well done. I could guess where your mega was going but it's very well written. Poetry always impresses me and this one had a twist to it too...

Ron said...

BRAVA, Akelamalu!

Thoroughly enjoyed all three. Your mini was my fav!

So clever you are, m'dear!

Hope you're having a great weekend!

Linda said...

Alas, Mary and I seem to have to have a lot in common - particularly getting worn out easy and forgetting things!

Argent said...

Oh, ingenious use of the words in your 10-worder - expecially Canada Geese! Your poem mde me laugh also. And what a heart-warming tale to finish off with, let's hope Miranda and Mason hit it off in real life.

Dr.John said...

Poor Mary but age does that.
A great poem.
This time I saw the ending comi9ng but a very good story.

Fandango said...

Wow! We just loved your poem. We know how hard that is.
The other two are fine but we dragons loved the poem

Cloudia said...

"...Canada. Geese..."

You clever girl!

Aloha, Ake

Comfort Spiral

Shrinky said...

I relate to Mary (sigh)! Wretched man, that Dorian. I see you incorporated your usual surprise twist at the end - smile.

Akelamalu said...

I have some earrings like that Lettuce :)

So did I Bettygram :)

Why thank you Sandi, you're very kind. David was so good at verse I could never compete. :)

Dorian is not a nice person Nessa go ahead and slap him good! LOL

Now there's an idea Bee LOL

I'm flattered that you enjoyed my poem Dawn, poetry is not a strong point of mine. LOL

Aw thankyou Ron xx

I'm a bit that way myself Linda :(

Why thankyou Argent, I'm so pleased you enjoyed my offerings. :)

Ah if you saw the ending coming I'll have to try harder Dr. John ;)

Yes poems are very difficult Fandango - I'll probably not do another one for quite some time!

Thanks Cloudia x

I relate to Mary too Shrinky :(

Raven said...

The wonderful offerings. I love the Facebook romance in the last one. The poem was grand and delightful... and alas, I could relate to Mary's shortening attention span.

Maude Lynn said...

Way to go, Miranda!

tony said...

YES!YES!YES! Country&western!!:)
More Great work.have A Fine Week Ahead,regards

Akelamalu said...

Thankyou Raven, I'm so pleased you enjoyed them. :)

Yay for Miranda Mama Zen :)

Cheers Tony :)

Daryl said...

Another dose of Akelamalu .. and I needed the escape so thank you so very much for this respite from work ..

Anndi said...

I was going to comment about... um.. darn, I forgot.

Akelamalu said...

You're welcome Daryl! LOL

Have you got what Mary's got Anndi? LOL

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