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


Raven’s Wordzzle #41

It’s Saturday, time again for Raven’s Wordzzle!  Every week Raven gifts us with a bevy of wonderful words, and challenges us to use them in a cohesive story or two.  She offers The Ten Word Challenge, The Mini-Challenge, and The Vanity Challenge.  Do one, do them all, do them separately, do them together … just do them!  Then hurry over to Raven’s and put your name in Mr. Linky and visit the other players.  You can pick up this week’s words — and next week’s words — every Friday afternoon at, Views From Raven’s Nest.

Wordzzle #41

Starlet Deserts Filming For Tractor Pull

Hollywood Topography, staff reporter

Belle Lovely, the gorgeous star of, The Flagrant Clarinet, Posthumous Blue Jeans, and Other Civil War Atrocities: The Mini-Series, is suffering from exhaustion. Doctors say her rigorous seven days a week filming schedule is to blame. Pyramid Studios denies the rumor that their beautiful star is absent without leave, but the janitor claims she ran off so fast she left her phone off the hook, a plate of cheese and crackers on her desk, and a cup of tea in the microwave.

“The exhaustion story is false,” says photographer, P. Lane Evangelical. “Her incapacitation is an obvious sugar-coated masquerade and my camera can prove it! Belle Lovely deserted the set to attend the Red-Line Thermometer tractor pull. Look at this photo!”  Evangelical offered as proof a photo of Belle Lovely beside her cuddle-daddy, Tiger Velvet, jumping up and down and cheering for number 47, Obsolete Novelty.

Readers may remember Tiger Velvet was the mellifluous lead singer and xylophone player for the now defunct band, Timeless Perfection. Velvet walked out of his contract with Sandalwood Records because of “creative differences.” This reporter hopes he’s not giving lovely Belle Lovely similar ideas.