This is week 84 of the Saturday Wordzzle challenge. Anyone new to the process can refer back here to find out how it works. Next week's words come to you from Dawn Treader, who very kindly sent them. When I read her wordzzles I am always astonished that English is her second language.
The words for this week's ten word challenge were: plaster, cottage cheese, hallowed, hard working, food for thought, blood drive, broken finger, ceiling fan, pastry chef, production And for the mini: the sky is falling, variations on a theme, bravery, powder puff, empty soda bottles
Hard working pastry chef Franz Gluten sat looking gloomily at the plaster cast on his broken finger. Who knew that a blood drive could prove so lethal to his well being? Who knew he was such a pathetic powder puff that he would faint? Sitting in the hallowed ground of his beloved bakery, the ceiling fan whirling quietly above his head, he thought to himself that cottage cheese was definitely not good food for thought. Maybe a nice slice of apple pie or a beautiful brownie would help him figure out how to maintain full production with on hand mangled and unusable. (Ok, he knew this was a bit of an exaggeration (variations on the theme of the sky is falling) but six weeks without being able to knead his beloved dough... his heart was breaking... and his bakery how would he keep it going?) He was on his 4th brownie with several empty soda bottles filling the table when his sweet wife walked in. "Franz Gluten, put the brownies away and stop whining. I've seen more bravery from a 2 year old with a skinned knee. You're a master baker and your artistry and skill are bigger than some stupid broken finger. Get out of that chair, stop whining and get to work. Teach me what needs to be done... We have work to do. Oh... and hand me one of those brownies to remind me why I married you." "You married me for my brownies?" he laughed... and I thought it was the coconut cream pie. You always know how to make me happy. I love you, my sugar cookie. Give me a kiss and go wash your hands and put on a hair net. We have baking to do."
The 10 word:
Lying on the table, Margie was glad that she had decided to participate in this year's blood drive. She watched the ceiling fan slowly circling, and letting her mind wander, noticed how there were cracks in the plaster, admired how hard working the nurses and volunteers were, mused on the miracle of the body's gift for blood production, wished - much to her surprise - for a lovely dish of cottage cheese (she hated cottage cheese) and decided she would dress as a pastry chef for this year's Hallowed Ground Halloween Ball. Who would have thought, she wondered that the mere act of giving blood would offer so much food for thought. She would make it a point to do it more often. Except for the slight dizziness, that weird cottage cheese craving, and the mild throbbing in her broken finger, it felt good to do something noble for others.
And the mini:
Sarah sat staring in the mirror unhappily. Haydn's Variations on a Theme, possibly her very favorite piece of music, was playing loudly and a half dozen empty soda bottles lay on the floor around her, but music could not console her and food and drink could not distract her. It was hopeless. Ever since the accident, leaving the house was an act of bravery. Finally she sighed and tossed the powder puff aside despondently; make-up did no good really, just made her look like a painted monster. Finally she stood, knowing she could no longer put off her departure. Passing the living room, she heard some cartoon character on her little brother's cartoon program yelling "the sky is falling, the sky is falling" and wished for a moment that it really was so that she could stay home. Then, as though sent by angels, her bratty little brother, former monster turned to look at her. "Wow, you look beautiful, Sar..." he said, eyes wide. "I do?" "Yeah," he nodded vigorously. And as if by magic, her heart lifted and the sun seemed go come out from behind the clouds. "Thanks, Nicky. You made my day," she said. And he really had.
Next week’s words come courtesy of Dawn Treader. Many thanks.
Next Week's Ten Word Challenge will be: early morning light, Pinocchio, mist, leaves, sandy, coffee, walking, traffic, pray, stomach
And for the mini: train, art, admirable, cotton, fluffy
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