This is week 43 of the Saturday Wordzzle Challenge. Anyone new to the process can refer back here to find out how it works. Despite how difficult this week's words were, I had a lot of fun doing it this week. This may be because I did it on Wednesday morning instead of waiting until late Friday afternoon when the pressure to get them posted feels overwhelming. Hope you all had fun.
The words for this week's ten word challenge were: Horny as a toad, Frankenstein’s sister, Greeks bearing gifts, Holiday, Cheese grater, Gridlock, Drip dry, Coffin maker, movie mogul, Turkish coffee Mini Challenge: prenuptial agreement, The purple cow just hated the orange cat, potato chips, sari, Hammer and nails
Here's my ten-word offering for this week:
Being a coffin maker was not exactly the most alluring profession in the world. Unlike being a movie mogul or some other romantic profession, it did not make you a chick magnet. Magnus Gridlock was bored, depressed and horny as a toad. He was tired of measuring bodies and wearing drip dry shirts and being polite and careful. So when his cousin Dimitri suggested an all expense paid holiday in
And here's my mini challenge:
“Hammers and nails, hammers and nails… I will thump the bastard on the head with hammers and nails” Chandra muttered angrily as she read through the prenuptial agreement her once beloved fiancé had presented her with only a day earlier. Cramming a handful of potato chips into her mouth without tasting them, she neither noticed nor cared about the large grease stain on her beautiful sari. “Pah!” she muttered angrily. “He is not the man I thought he was. And his mother… that woman – I call her the purple cow - just hated the orange cat, but who would have thought he would let her make getting rid of my beloved Mandrake part of the wedding agreement. Anything else, I could have forgiven, but not that. He can have that mean-spirited purple cow of a mother. I will find love elsewhere. Husbands come and go, but the love of a good kitty is irreplaceable.”
And for the mega challenge:
On holiday in
This week's vanity wordzzle used the words: beads, shadow, magazine, guard, memory, heart, poultice, half moon, sound of surf, tummy
Sitting in shadow under the canopy of her cottage's small porch, Melinda rocked quietly, lulled by the sound of the surf and the beauty of gulls silhouetted against the rich blue sky, floating between the white half moon and the dark, diamond-studded waves. She fingered the small beads of her necklace as though it were a rosary. She must not let the beauty lull her too far. She must guard her heart and mind against memory. She had thought coming here would help, but it had not. She held an unread magazine against her empty, childless tummy like a poultice. Why had God done this to her, taken both Evan and their unborn child? The loss was too much to bear and all this beauty seemed an insult to her grief.
Next Week's Ten Word Challenge will be: When pigs have wings, Moonlight, Mystery,
Mini Challenge: Software, Lottery, Newspaper, Mailman, Ringo Starr’s drum
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Enjoy! See you next week.
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