Saturday, October 11, 2008

Raven's Challenge 34

Today's Link
Quantum Leaps

Saying for the Day
I think of life itself now as a wonderful play that I've written for myself, and so my purpose is to have the utmost fun playing my part. ~Shirley MacLaine

Picture of the Day
(From the Archieves-Little Me)

It is Saturday and time to play with words supplied by Raven's Wordzzle
This Week's Ten Word Challenge will be: bluebottle, puppy love, livid, misanthrope, torrid, apathy, erudite, catalyst, hockey puck, parakeet
And for the Mini Challenge: totalitarian, moronic, boondoggle, tycoon, insipid
This week's vanity wordzzle used the words: Cholic, tristes, pusillanimous, hubris, flatulation, torment, coursing, deity, patter, intrepid
The mega challenge with Agent 012
Agent 012 having recovered from his day with his mother-in law was now following a clue that could be the catalyst that leads to the capture of the misanthrope Tattle Tale whose torrid love affair with agent 026 had left her useless to the Agency and the Chief livid with rage.. He was standing in front of a tent with the huge banner “ Tycoon Fred Presents Wonders of the Totalitarian World”. On stage a definitely non erudite geek was swallowing one parakeet after another as if they were the best of chocolate. Next to him a rather tall man was juggling a bluebottle, a hockey puck, and several swords. On the other side of the stage two dog faced individuals looked at each other as if they had the worst case of puppy love ever. Suddenly the tall man seemed to slip and a sword just missed cutting off the nose of agent 012.
“ Whoops, sorry about that” , he said.” I don’t drop things often”
Agent 012 felt a chill run up his spine but he feigned apathy even while keeping an eye out for the other swords. He felt rather attached to his nose. It had been with him for a long time. That’s when the other sword fell and cut off the toe of his right shoe. What a boondoggle. How moronic of him to keep standing there. The gun in the shoe fired and the bullet went through a parakeet, the insipid bearded ladies beard, and into the tent where Agent 012 heard it hit something metallic Looking into the tent he saw a man dressed as the Tin man of Oz stagger and fall. That’s when the three men dressed as natives came charging at him carrying those wicked machetes.
He had a feeling that this was not going to be his day.

The ten word challenge!
The wicked witch was livid. Her torrid love spell that she had cast on the rock singer had missed and ended up as the worst case of puppy love ever. The thirteen year old boy now stood before offering her everything he had in the world a blue bottle, a parakeet, and a hockey puck once used by the Detroit Red Wings. He had written her an almost erudite love note. There was clearly no apathy there.
But the old misanthrope didn’t want the young boy, despite what you read in Hanzel and Gretal. She wanted the rock star. She wanted him to sing to her and her alone. She believed his songs could be the catalyst that would make her young again.
But now she needed to get the kid off her back. She looked through her spell book for a spell of undoing promising herself she wouldn’t miss with this one. Not finding the right spell she decided to forget it and just turn him into a frog.
But she missed again and now somewhere there is a frog on a lily pad croaking out rock and roll songs.
That witch really needs glasses.

All fifteen words in a one sentence story

The last Bluebottle Parakeet in the world and the most erudite just missed getting hit by the hockey puck hurled at it by the torrid, livid, very angry misanthrope who resented the bird being the catalyst that had turned his apathetic son into one filled with puppy love.for the moronic, totalitarian lady tycoon whose insipid boondoggle had cost him so much money.

News from Pigeon Falls
The little town in my basement where the trains still run, dragons fly, and life is back to normal.
Well it’s Saturday and it’s time for a roundup of Pigeon Falls news for the week. It is, of course, a rather insipid roundup because we have no totalitarian tycoon to cause our local bank to fail because of his moronic lending out of money to a house building scheme that turned into a boondoggle. In fact last week we didn’t build or foreclose on a single house.
Tuesday– Widow Amanda Laaksonen announced her engagement to Jarod Rinne, Pigeon Falls longest lasting bachelor. You remember they were the King and Queen of Octoberfest. They plan on being married on the first Saturday in November. Amanda is flying in her old friend Melli as maid of honor. Jarod wanted his friend Billie from Canada but he just got a job as a bus driver and can’t get enough time off so he had to settle for his friend Eric.
Wednesday– Nellie Laaksonen a normally insipid sister-in-law to Amanda got on telephone time on WIKB. She said she was tired of people calling her President a moronic, totalitarian, fascist. He has not sold out the government to the rich Washington tycoons and in no way is he responsible for the present economic boondoggle. She just felt she had to get that off of her chest.
Thursday– Harold Ecola was in torment most of the day. His baby had collic. He had terrible flatulation, he had asked the deity that he usually ignored for help, he even sent a quart of Pepto Bismal coursing through his intestines to wash out the hubris which must be there to no avail. He was depressed. His wife , the Spanish girl he married , kept up an insipid patter saying over and over “no te pongas triste” , don’t be sad which was no help at all. He was sure he was going to die and being of a pusillanimous spirit he didn’t have the courage to face that. But the day passed and he survived to tell everybody at the Fly Inn how bad the day was.

Wrap Up
Very good day today. Got out of the house.Just before we left my sister Dawn called. Ate at the Ground Round had four little mni burgers which were very good. Then we went to Hobby Lobby and got plaster cloth. I also looked at the O scale trains. Then we went grocery shopping at the new Pick and Save. It way too big. We just couldn't find anything and they raised the prices. But the aisles are wider than i9n the old store. It was good just getting out of the house. Tomorrow my granddaughter and grandson are coming and we are looking forward to that. Now I need a breathing treatment.


Blogger Dragonstar said...

These word challenges really spark your creative story-telling! I love the way you fit everything in.

5:12 AM  
Blogger Janvangogh said...

Another Pigeon Falls wedding to look forward to.

5:23 AM  
Blogger Melli said...

What a cuuuuuute little boy you were!

I don't know how Agent 012 has time for SO many misadventures in one life time! If I were him I would be afraid to get out of bed in the morning. But then... I'd be afraid to STAY there too!

Soooooo they finally announced!!! Yep! I'll BE there with BELLS on! I can't wait! It's going to be the wedding of the century!!! They have hired a FULL orchestra for the reception! And Amanda told me the cake is 10 layers!!! I hope nothing goes wrong....

5:47 AM  
Blogger Jay Simser said...

All 15 in one sentence. Wonderful! j

6:28 AM  
Blogger Raven said...

Delightful as always. Poor agent 012. The 10-word was my favorite, though. Delightful.

7:33 AM  
Blogger Margaret said...

Wow, I would have never been able to use those words at all. You did a great job!!

8:17 AM  
Anonymous noble pig said...

Oh my the picture of you is just adorable with the rosy cheek photography...I love it! Reminds me of my boys.

8:38 AM  
Blogger Dianne said...

the one sentence is a work of art!!

and your "Little Me" picture is wonderful. What an adorable boy :)

3:37 PM  
Blogger Carletta said...

The 'little me' portrait is a real cutie!
I struggle to get my five words in one or two sentences and you do fifteen in one sentence - amazing.
All of your stories today were wonderful.

A trip to Hobby Lobby huh. We don't have them here but there is one near my brother's home. I loved the place. Glad you got out and had a good time. Hope your visit with the grandkids is full of fun.

8:32 PM  
Blogger tsduff said...

YOU are one adorable kiddo!!! How amazing are you that you have access to all of these old photos! I too love words, but don't have any talent at fixing them like you do :) But I derive great enjoyment from visiting your blog ;)

10:01 PM  
Blogger Richard said...

Agent 012 seems a little like agent Smart. Great story.


4:14 PM  
Blogger Lu' said...

Wow all fifteen words in one sentence, great.

5:20 PM  
Blogger The Unlikely Conversationalist: said...

Your word smithing amazes me. I guess the residents of Pigeon Falls are subject to real estate boondoggles too. I was sure there had to be someplace safe from all that.

11:04 PM  

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