Raven's Challenge 96
Sometimes my sister can be nice.
Samantha Westcott sat in her room crying. Tomorrow she would have to face the judges in the beauty pageant and she was not really ready. Her dress was not as nice as the in girls. She didn‘t know how to walk like them. She should have quit. Everybody will laugh at her. She is not sure she wants to be laughed at but they had dumped ashes on her and called her names so she wouldn’t give them the satisfaction of quitting. She was just too stubborn.
If only she had some mice to talk to like Disney’s Cinderella it would be easier. If only she had a fairy Godmother that could give her the most beautiful gown in the world and turn something into a beautiful black limousine to take her to the judging. But that was the stuff of fairy tales.
Finally she went to sleep. When she got up in the morning this beautiful lady with wings and a wand was standing there . She waved the wand and Samantha was dressed in the most beautiful gown in the world, Then she took an apple and created a big black limousine. Samantha was driven in style to the theater where she made a grand entrance. As she walked out on stage the dress suddenly changed to rags and everybody pointed and laughed. She ran to the limousne but it turned into a roten apple.
At that point she woke up crying.
She looked around and decided she was still dreaming because on the chair next to her bed was the most beautiful gown she had ever seen.
It is Saturday and time to play with words supplied by Raven's Wordzzle
This Week's Ten Word Challenge will be: Badger, roll out the barrel, amazing, a lovely cup of tea, pressure, frozen, gandalf, pixies, top gear
And for the mini: smelly, politician, favourite, token gesture, garden
The Mega Challenge as
The Ongoing Adventures of Agent 012
The Ongoing Adventures of Agent 012
Sometimes the work of an Agency Agent was not very exciting. Despite all the amazing things you see in the movies a lot of time was spent doing very boring things. At this moment Agent 012 was in the Agency Garden having a lovely cup of tea and reading the threatening letters sent to the executives of AIG.. People promised to pour smelly stuff on them, shoot them, stab them, run them over with a car, and beat them to a pulp. But nobody threatened to blow them up. He was fairly certain that none of these letter writers were the Mandala Bomber. Agent 012’s favourite letter was the one where the man promised if he caught the executive alone to sic his pet badger on him. Agent 012 tried to picture that in his mind and the harder he tried the funnier it got.
Finally he put the letters down and decided to drive to what he thought would be the bomber’s next target, the central AIG office. He drove up the fancy driveway lined with cute little frozen porcelain pixies that looked like they were guarding the place.He hoped they could do a better job here then they had in the other offices.
Ashe entered the building he could hear them singing roll out the barrel and the singing was coming from the Gandalf Room. Here the wizards of Wall Street were celebrating there very large end of the year bonuses. One of the men was very loudly toasting the Board of Directors for ignoring the pressure from the politicians to give no bonuses this year. Instead the Board in some token gesture had given some money to charity.
Agent 012 ignored the party and went up to the next floor of the building. There in the hallway a glint of metal caught his eye. He picked up the top gear of a clock. “How”, he wondered, “ would that end up here and why would you take the top gear from a clock. The only reason he could think of he didn’t like. What was left could be used as a timing device for a bomb. That , probably, meant there was a bomb in this building set to go off but he didn’t know where it was or when it would go off.
This was not going to be his day.
The Maxi Challenge
The Badgers of Horatio Clam University had finally won a football game and were celebrating with an amazing victory party. They had girls dressed like pixies serving them and what they were being served was not a lovely cup of tea. Horatio Clam , the founder of the University may have been anti alcohol but this team certainly wasn’t. Somebody from the Science Department had created a top gear fountain of Gandalf Whiskey running over a frozen bust of old Horatio himself. As they sang Roll Out the Barrel and filled their cups in the fountain they felt no pressure from the no drinking on campus rule.
They were after all the football team. They had won a game. They were and always would be above the rules.
The Mini Challenge Touchable
The local newspaper ran front page pictures of the team’s drinking party which made it almost impossible for the Board to ignore it. Even worse the pictures clearly showed the party was in the Garden Room of the P.E. Building. University rules required that a student , caught drinking on campus be expelled.. This was such a flagrant breaking of the rules that the usual token gesture or minor penalty would not suffice. The Board could not be seen as having one group as a favourite that was above the rules. The local newspaper would pounce on such an action as quickly as it had on the smelly politician caught sleeping with somebody else's wife.
So it called the Football Team in. The Captain pointed out they had a game coming up this Saturday so the meeting should be short.
It was short. In ten minutes the entire team was expelled
“You can’t do that” the Captain said ,” We are the football team. We can’t be expelled. We won a game.”
“ You aren’t the football tean anymore. You are expelled. You lose. “the Chairman of the Board said.” The students from the P.E. Program that have been acting as your practice squad will finish the season.”
At the rally for the team protest meeting four people showed up. Two of them had “ Save our Football Team “ signs , one had a “Save our Fotbal Tem”sign, and one had a sign that said “ Keep Conan O’Brian”
They were all ignored.