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Raven’s Wordzzle # 49

Wordzzles are little Word Puzzles gifted to us weekly by Raven at Views From Raven’s Nest.  Raven presents these puzzles in the form of lists, which we must unravel and expand into a story.   Here are my unravelings for the week:

The Ten Word Challenge:

Marjorie lost everything when Wall Street crashed.  Her possessions vanished as though they’d been made of fluffer-doodle and dreams; illusory security.  Almost everything she owned had been repossessed, or confiscated to pay her outstanding bills.  When they repossessed her marble and mahogany dining room set, they even took the cookies and milk she’d set out for her lunch.  They’d left her with nothing but a channel changer to a TV she no longer owned, a chipped ceramic candelabra, and a paperback novel, Lemon Rage, written by that author who’d holed up in the Pine Cone Motel for five years before the mob toasted him.

The Mini Challenge: (nightly news clip)

The Newscaster introduced the film clip with these words, As they carried the bodies from the house, one of the neighbors had this to say: “The war at Ben and Martha Wooten’s house started after every Friday night around 6:00 P.M. when Ben asked Martha how she liked her vodka martini. I’m flabbergasted that Ben kept asking, because Martha always said the same exact thing, “Chimera vodka tastes like it was distilled in sweaty wooden shoes and you know I hate it!” And then Ben would call her a vodka snob, she would call him a cheap drunk and within 20 minutes one of us neighbors would call the cops.

The Vanity Challenge:

Madonna and Barbara Walters, met for lunch in Central Park last Saturday afternoon.  The duo ate at Zeus‘ Hot Dog stand where they were overheard discussing 47 flavors of lipstick, stubborn cellulite, and Arnold Schwartzenagger’s reaction when they approached him to model Napoleon Brand incontinence underpants.  The ladies wanted Schwartzenagger because his name is synonymous with power and masculinity — or it was before the Terminator-Governor was seen running from two petite women while yelling, “Don’t come near me or I’ll call the police!”

If you, too, would like to join Raven’s Wordzzle, you are more than welcome. Here are some guidelines to make the process more fun.

Next Week’s Ten Word Challenge will be: ubiquitous, do you see what I see, getting a word in edgewise, wild goose chase, grandmother of five, Freemasons, Pacific Paradise, everything and nothing, insanity prevails

Mini Challenge: shortening the distance, it’s all about bloggers, the Fortress at Pigeon Falls, finding Pam, a raven’s nest


  1. Oh Well done! I love the 10 worder especially how you used ‘Lemon Rage’ – genious!

    The mini was fantastic too – short and sweet – I love it. 🙂

  2. Congratulations. I take my hat off to you. You not only wrote three cute little stories but despite these words you kept them short something I just couldn’t do.

  3. These are all great. The first is my favorite, I think. I love Lemon Rage… and how totally cruel that they even took her cookies and milk!

    Looking forward to (with fear and trepidation) your new challenge. Yikes!

  4. poor Marjorie, there’s a lot like her

    the mini made me think of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton 😉

    and Napolean incontinence underpants!! priceless
    especially for Arnold

    great stuff!!

  5. Akelamalu — thanks — I like that title, too.

    Dr. John — some days the brain works more easily than others.

    Betty — yep. Those repo people are ruthless.

    Raven — my new challenge is up and players have posted. Join us!

    Dianne — The Schwartzenagger Vanity Challenge is my first, and I guess last, since Raven is suspending that feature. I guess enough of us didn’t embrace it.

  6. LOL, oh Quilly, you’ve done it again. These are all great writings, and I totally enjoyed the reading of each.

    My post is up now… better late than never, I hope.

  7. All these wordzzel things are too difficult for me, I stay in reality for example I realize that in duck world (and other animals too) the males are more beautiful than the females. Not like with the humans !

  8. the very idea of madonna and babs getting together is amusing, but i laughed at “Napoleon Brand incontinence underpants”!

    i love it.

  9. all well-done! “left with nothing but the channel changer” and loved the name of the book “LEMON rage.”
    Still imagining Madonna and b. “wawa” together.
    You have quite an imagination.

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