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Raven’s Wordzzle

It’s Saturday, time again for Raven‘s Wordzzle! Grab a keyboard, start composing and join in.  Don’t forget to go by Raven’s and tell her you’re playing.  While you’re there, click on Mr. Linky and check out the other players!  Happy writing!

Week #40 Saturday Wordzzle Challenge

This weeks words for the ten word challenge are: pipe organ, ravages of time, lottery tickets, angelic music, five x five, boxes of books, flattery will get you nowhere, yodelling, pig tails, knitting needles

This weeks words for the mini challenge are: canary yellow, grizzly bear, out of the frying pan into the fire, simpleton, Ministry of Crazy Walks

The Lottery by Quilly

Sally Ann Burkmeyer placed the 25 Women’s League lottery tickets face up in a five x five array.  As she laid them out she contemplated the prizes she could win.  There was a pipe organ which played angelic music, but where ever would she put it?  There was a year’s worth of yodeling lessons.  Sally Ann thought they’d make a perfect gift for cousin Sandy Kay’s screaming toddler.  The child was all pig tails and tonsils.

Sally Ann thought the half dozen boxes of books might be a nice prize, but what she really wanted was to fend off the ravages of time with a day pass to the Flattery Will Get You Nowhere Beauty Salon and Spa.  Holding her breath, Sally Ann listened as the radio announcer read off the winning numbers.  Five-two-seven-nine-eight-four!  She’d won!  One of her tickets had won!  Sally Ann snatched it from the table, hugged it and kissed it – so excited she almost missed the announcement of her precious prize – eleven pairs of knitting needles.


No Loafers Here

The mascot of  The Ministry of Crazy Walks is a grizzly bear wearing one canary yellow Nike.  Actually, the mascot is Marjorie Simpleton in a grizzly bear costume.  Marjorie named the shoe trading event – an annual gathering of one legged amputees – with an “out-of-the-frying-pan-into-the-fire” kind of daring that really paid off.  The annual event is a huge success.  Amputees from all over the state gather, bringing with them their unworn shoes.  At the “Walk” a right foot amputee needing a size nine shoe for his left foot, can trade with another size nine amputee needing a shoe for his right foot.  Marjorie was heard to say, “We started out on a shoe string budget, yet cobbled together an event that looks pretty well-heeled!”


  1. LOL! I LOVE your MINI! That is great! You have SUCH a gift for play on words… hehehe…

    It would be JUST my luck if I ever won a lottery to win knitting needles too! BUT… I could send them to AmberStar – and she would be VERY happy!

  2. Sounds like they might have a leg up on the competition there. Oooo, I hope I didn’t just put my foot in my mouth with that one.

    BTW- I saw a comment from you at Melli’s place, so I knew you’d posted this. Didn’t see you on the Mr Linky sign in at Raven’s though.

  3. ooohhh… these are just too clever and funny!
    knitting needles, eh? hope they were at least different sizes. a while ago i would appreciate such a prize 🙂

  4. The Quilly I love to read is back in force. Two great stories . I loved the endings on both but the word play on the second was fantastic.

  5. All pigtails and tonsils, LOL!!!

    Quilly, you are a wizard with words.
    No loafers here is brilliant!!!

    The shoe trading event can be seen as a prototype for how we can complement each other with our strengths. Put your best foot forward!

  6. Melli — thank you. You are too kind!

    Jeff — thanks! I ran back and signed in. Loved your word play.

    Juliana — knitting needles are good self-defense weapons. Stand back or I’ll knit you a sweater!

    Raven — thanks. The second one is my fave, too.

    Dr. John — it was fun. And time plays a big factor in why I don’t do this more often.

    Amber — give Worddzle a try. I’m sure you can do it.

    Carol — play! It’s fun and no one will give you a hard time. Go check out some of the other players. Then go by Raven’s and get the words. You have a whole week to kick them around and make something out of them.

    Lu — thanks. I did have fun writing the No Loafers one.

    Betty — yeah, it was a real kick, wasn’t it?

    Carletta — I try. Sometimes I succeed better than others.

    Doug — your RSS reader lies!

    Gabrielle — I wasn’t preaching, but you do have a point — and a good play on words as well!

    Dianne — thanks. I am proud of that phrase.

  7. Quilly, fine writing from the assorted words given to you.
    “All pigtails and tonsils” grabbed me (ahem) by the throat! 🙂

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