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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!”