Saturday, 21 November 2009

Saturday Wordzzle # 90

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

Words for this week's 10-word challenge are: love is a many splendored thing, trucks, inspector, symbols, rising, organic, liberation, costly, smug, naughty

Inspector Williams examined the rising sun symbols which had been carved into the skin on the body, which had just been discovered in the flat. There were model trucks on the floor suggesting a child had been playing but there was no-one else in the flat. ‘Love is a many splendored thing’ was playing on the radio and Inspector Williams wondered if this had been a lover’s tiff which had turned into a costly ending for the woman. A search of the rest of the house revealed no clues – a fridge full of organic food, some naughty underwear in a drawer and a poster proclaiming ‘Liberation for Nepal’. Williams roared at the SOCO team “Find a clue, any clue, I will solve this case!”

Smug git” whispered one of the team under his breath.
“Cut” shouted the director “that’s a wrap!”

And for the mini: the nature of the beast, identical, charcoal, braggart, vacation

Identical twins John & Edward Braggart ‘s vacation wasn’t going to plan. The nature of the beast was that they were both suffering from abominable wind and there were no charcoal tablets to be had for love nor money. Consequently they were confined to their room, so as not to embarrass their parents and offend other guests.


James, the customs inspector, stood waiting patiently at the port with a smug look on his face. He really enjoyed his job, stopping vehicles as they came off the ferry, especially the trucks, hoping they had some contrabrand. He was a braggart, constantly telling all who would listen how many people he has seen prosecuted due to his vigilance. His friends thought him too zealous and found his bragging too much at times.

Waving for the truck to pull over, James marched across to ask for the paperwork and was surprised to see a very attractive young woman driving. The young woman smiled at James as she handed over the necessary paperwork, James couldn’t take his eyes off her; he could feel his temperature rising, amongst other things, such was the nature of the beast. All the time James was checking the papers the woman watched him, her charcoal eyes holding his gaze.

“Please open the back doors” James requested “so I can check the contents”.
She jumped down from the cab and opened the doors of the truck. The contents were identical crates which were all marked ‘ORGANIC’ and with various symbols painted on them. James jumped in the truck to count the number of crates whilst the woman leant on the side humming ‘love is a many splendored thing’. James was getting really hot and bothered and he went to get down from the truck the woman moved so that he had to brush up against her to get out. He blushed and apologized but the woman just laughed and gave him a naughty wink. James signed the papers and told the woman she could go on her way. She climbed back in her cab and blew him a kiss as she drove away.
Twenty miles down the motorway the woman pulled into the services and opened the back of the truck.

“OK, you can come out now” she said as she opened one of the crates. The man crawled from the crate and stretched his cramped body glad for the liberation.

“That was no vacation, believe me! It was a good idea of yours to hum that song for as long as the inspector was in the truck, so I would know to keep quiet. Do you think he suspected anything?” he asked.

“Yes he did” said one of the police officers who had surrounded the truck. “He noticed one of the crates wasn’t marked up the same as the others and called us in to follow you. Rather a costly mistake for you. You’re both under arrest.

James had triumphed again!

I won't be around to visit you today as I'm our all day (and night) celebrating my birthday, so I'll catch up with you on Sunday.  Have a great weekend everyone.


DawnTreader said...

Really enjoyable reading!
I wonder if that was the same truck that ended up in my story. The goods unloaded from mine was also marked Organic and with symbols! -LOL-

DawnTreader said...

PS My story moved to new blog

Nessa said...

Your second story was very funny. That James deserves to brag.

Have fun with your celebrating.

Silly Saturday #7 - Charm or Chores?

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

have a wonderful celebration honey! enjoy!!!

smiles, bee

Reston Friends! said...

All three very funny, but my favorite was the twins with wind. In the US that story wouldn't make sense because we say "gas" and we don't use charcoal tablets for it, we use Gas-X. I think yours is much more elegant for such an inelegant subject!


Dr.John said...

I always enjoy reading the master.
The first was great and the ending a bit of a surprise.
Felt sorry for the twins in the second.
But the third was the very best.
I really thought she had outfoxed James. Great ending.

Raven said...

Great job! Each one I read was my favorite, the mark of great wordzzling and great writing. I think the last really was my favorite though as you fooled me with a great surprise turn.

Anonymous said...

I love all three of them but the last one is my favorite. I thought...woot...she used her womanly wiles and what a change of events I was in for. Well done my friend. :)

Argent said...

Three lovely wordzzles this week. I think I liked the third the best, but only just. What an annoying person that customs officer is!

Cloudia said...

Always good, you!

Aloha, Sistah

Comfort Spiral

Fandango said...

That James is a dragon kinda guy. He doesn't let that romantic stuff cloud his judgment.
Very well written characters.

Linda said...

Nothing gets past James, does it?

Hope you had a fantastic birthday celebration out!

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Akelamalu said...

LOL great minds think alike eh Dawn? Glad you enjoyed it.

Yes, James had a lot to brag about Nessa

Thanks Bee I did. :)

I'm pleased you enjoyed them RestonFriends and thankyou for the birthday wishes. :)

Aha the twist in the mega worked then Dr. John. I'm always pleased if you don't guess the ending. :)

The twist had you fooled too Raven? Thanks m'dear. x

Oh you too eh Thom? :)

Cheers Argent I'm happy you enjoyed them. :)

Thankyou Clouida xx

I think you're right about James Fandango!

No James never lets anything cloud his judgement Linda. Thanks honey I had a great time.

bettygram said...

I am sorry I am late but I was sick.
We might not use the same words but had no trouble understanding the twin trouble.
I also thought she had tricked James.

Akelamalu said...

Sorry you've been sick Betty, hope you're better now. x

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