Thursday, March 5, 2009

Raven's Saturday Wordzzle #53

This is week 53 of the Saturday Wordzzle challenge. Views from Raven's Nest Anyone new to the process can refer back Raven's blog to find out how it works. Hope you all had better luck than I did as we start the 2Nd year of Saturday Wordzzle challenges.

The writing challenge is for the participating writers to use all the words that Raven has chosen in an intelligent, coherent paragraph. Some days the words are really difficult to use, but there in lies the challenge.

This Week's Ten Word Challenge will be: chopping block, reading list, bangles, oracle, plan, fandango, spelling bee, calendar, utilitarian, flower pot

The Flamingo


Fandango, the fantastic flamingo, was in a curious spot as he had bangles around his neck. He had been in a difficult position before, but never ever like this time. He was literally on the chopping block. The utilitarian oracle had a useful plan, though it did not help Fandango the fabulous flamingo.

The plan started out as a spelling bee, but of course the fearless Fandango thought the oracle meant something else. What was a flamingo to do? There were two options for the participants to choose from. The reading list of all the eligible games included the spelling bee, which forgetful Fandango decided to participate in and the ring toss.

Looking at the calender, the forgetful Fandango forgot the dates and missed the spelling bee. Instead, he showed up at the flower pot show illustrating the paintings of pink flamingos and floral designs with beautiful pink feathers.

Fretfully, Fandango was able to save the day! He quickly stalked off to another wonderful game of ring toss. With a neck as long and as limber as Fandango's, he was sure to win many rings. He held his neck just right and undulated back and forth and up and down to catch the rings. Someone said he did the flamingo dance to catch all the rings. In his efforts to save the day, the oracle forgave the fantastic, fabulous, fearless, frightful Fandango, the flamingo.

Mini Challenge: Siberia, citrus fruit, roofer, shamrock, twinkle twinkle little star

The roofer with the shamrock from Siberia ate citrus fruit as he sang "Twinkle, twinkle little star."

Megga Word Challenge:

The reading list was presented to the choping block by the oracle wearing bangles and singing "Twinkle, twinkle little star" in order to plan the fandango spelling bee before the first utiliatarian month, so the roofer could complete the work, and begin the flower pot calender which had a shamrock for the month of March, a picture of Siberia for the winter months and citrus fruit for the summer months. The flower pot calender made the list just in time and it was not cut from the reading list.

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I am not sure


I did for this to happen?

Any help is appreciated.


Carletta said...

I love flamingos - I have a stuffed and ceramic collection so this was a real surprise.
I'm so impressed with your mega - wow.
I only did the mini this week and ours are somewhat similar. :)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Alice said...

Hi Pam. Another great job of writing. It's hard to believe it's already Saturday again. The time is flying by ever so quickly for me. A friend of mine collects flamingo stuff, well, all things Redneck, actually, LOL.

Akelamalu said...

Fandango is a great name for a Flamingo! You made it look so easy this week Pam, I struggled! :(

Dr.John said...

I don't think I will ever forget the forgetful Fandango Flamingo with bangles. The image has rooted itself in my head. I will see it everywhere I look today.
Very creative story.
Good work at putting all five words in a single sentence.

bettygram said...

Good job with these words. I liked the flamingo Fandango. He missed the spelling bee to end up at a ring toss.

Finding Pam said...

Carletta, it would seem a lot of folks like this beautiful pink bird. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

Alice, does your friend have pink flamingos in her yard? LOL!

Akelamula, I struggled with the words,too. I be over to read yours in a bit.

Dr. John, I am sorry that you have that funny image rooted in your head. Aren't you glad I did not add music as well? LOL!

Betty, imagine what he would have done if he went to the spelling bee? Thank you very much.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Raven said...

What wonderfully creative stories. I love Fandango the Fantastic Flamingo! Well done on all three.

Raven said...

Oh... as far as the space at the end of your post... I would guess that you can just take out some returns after the last sentence.... ???

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Flamingos are fabulous. I have a summer shirt filled with flamingos. I don't want one on the lawn, but just about anywhere else will be just fine.

Have a terrific day Pam. :)

Richard said...

Your post today wonderfully and wildly illustrated the power, pungency, perspicacity and prominence of alliteration.

Great work.

Dawn (Twisted Sister) said...

That was fun and creative Pam! Love the bangle graphic!

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