Friday, January 9, 2009

Wordzzle #45

This week's writing challenge is from the very talented Raven at Views from Raven's nesthttp://http// Each week she post words or phrases and we are challenged to write a coherent paragraph or two.

Ten word challenge: we were born on the same day in the same hospital, weeping willow, two for one sale, highway robbery, burial ground, roll of paper towels, gospel singer, gallows, weirdo, volcano

We were born on the same day in the same hospital. Was that a coincidence? I don't think so, but on the day we were born something unusual happened that day. Every year from then on, the town of Weeping Willows held a huge celebration in our honor on the fourth of July. This little town was a quaint place full of unusual folks. A town where everyone knew all about you and who your family was and even your long lost relatives.

The fourth of July was fast approaching and the anticipation was rising. At the center of town we could see the red, white and blue banners hanging from the gallows. In days of old, cattle rustlers and horse thieves were hanged that way. It was considered highway robbery by folks and they did not much like it if some rustler came to town to steal. So punishment was final. The burial grounds were just down the road.

This day was full of celebration from sun up to sun down. Everybody participated in throwing this bash. The Brown sisters always made a double batch of chocolate brownies. We always had a big barbecue with lots of hot dogs and all the trimmings and of course Mr. Davis' home made home made ice cream with the milk from his dairy cows and eggs from his chickens

Miss Rhea, the town's baker, would do all the shopping for the celebration. She had gotten everything on her list except for a roll paper towels, which she would pick up in the morning because Mr. Pickett's Grocery had them on a two for one sale. She always made the most beautiful cake for the party with all different kinds of brightly colored flowers on it. We could not figure out why they celebrated. The girl, Claire, had to share her birthday with a silly boy named Robert. While Robert had to share the day with a bratty little girl named Claire. It was always the same thing for both of them. It was worth it because everyone had so much fun. They even had a gospel singer that played piano with the band.

This little town was a quaint place full of unusual folks. Some would call them weirdos, but we called them eccentric kind of like an erupting volcano. So when the town's matriarch, Mrs.Nina Fern, who was a little eccentric, got mad everyone jumped and did just what she said right then and now. They were not afraid of her but they jumped to help because they loved her dearly. The town of Weeping Willows' Mayor, Mr.Edward, was married to Mrs. Nina Fern and their grandchildren were twins, Claire and Robert.

Mini Challenge: Symbiosis, Sagging breasts, Navajo blanket, Frogmen, Who says I got no heart?

The Navajo Indians called the divers "frogmen" because they looked like frogs to the children. The women had sagging breasts from feeding their children. They were diving for the remains of the lost artifacts of their tribe. Chief Long feather was insulted because he did not understand the legalities of the foreigners, or what they were doing there. The diver was trying to explain that the artifacts might be affected by the symbiosis of algae and bacteria. But the Chief did not understand the diver.

The two men had words. The Chief called out in his native tongue to his tribesmen and they surrounded the frogmen immediately. Things got a little heated, then the Chief said "Who says I got no heart?" I have a very big heart. Feel my heart. "Yes, I see you have a big heart," replied the frogman. In an instance, the chief changed his demeanor and was pleased. Chief Long feather was so pleased because the frogmen found their artifacts. The divers ran tests on them and told the tribe that the artifacts were in good condition. The chief returned the favor by giving them a hand made Navajo blanket.

This week’s vanity wordzzle: tiger, false, camera, obsolete, velvet, novelty, timeless, contract, mellifluous, sandalwood, perfection, xylophone, topography

The topography of the land gave a false sense of distance and made it difficult for the musician and his tiger to get to the king's tent where he would play for a wedding. The mellifluous xylophone played a timeless song with great perfection as the smoldering trails of sandalwood incense perfumed the tent. The king's contract provided a novelty event for the king and his new bride as they would pose with the tiger laying on the purple velvet couch while the photographer captured the moment with an old obsolete camera.


MommyWizdom said...

What fun stories... I like the first one. Very nicely woven; like a Navajo blanket.

Anyway, there are some big gaps in between your posts on my reader. Just wanted to let you know.

Come check out my Saturday Wordzzle :-)


Akelamalu said...

What a great job you did on those words Pam! I like both stories. :)

Dr.John said...

Great writing as usual but the first story is just perfect.I love the ending.

Dianne said...

I love the way you created the image and the feel of Weeping Willows, I could really sense the town and the goings on.

bettygram said...

I liked your first story and it's ending. You did a great job with the vanity words.

Raven said...

Great job! I love the doting grandparents in the first one. Why doesn't anybody throw a party for my birthday?

Sandi McBride said...

Excellent Pam, just so well done, I 've enjoyed my read, thank you very much!

Finding Pam said...

Mommy Wizdom, thanks for stopping by. I could not find your wordzzle at your blog. I will try again later.

Akelamalu, thank you for the kind words. Did you participate this week?

Dr. John, I loved your stories as well. I am still looking for that man that likes to clean houses!

Dianne, thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment. ;)

Mrs. Betty, I appreciate your support of my writing. Truely a nice word of encouragement.

Raven, we can throw you a birthday party. Just say when!!! A big thanks to you for being such a wonderful hostess.

Sandi, thanks for the nice thoughts and hugs! I am still trying to make the rounds. Hugs back to you...

Lu' said...

Good stories :)

Dawn (Twisted Sister) said...

I like this! And you did a great job... I may check this out since I'm not up to writing much these days! Have a great weekend Pam :D

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