This is week 85 of the Saturday Wordzzle challenge. Anyone new to the process can refer back here to find out how it works. Thank you again to Dawn Treader for this week's words and to SouthLakes Mom for next week's challenge words.
The words for this week's ten word challenge were: early morning light, Pinocchio, mist, leaves, sandy, coffee, walking, traffic, pray, stomach And for the mini: train, art, admirable, cotton, fluffy
The 10 word:
Pinocchio sat sipping a cup of coffee, trying to calm his churning stomach. He loved this spot away from traffic and noise of the city. He loved watching the early morning light as the mist rose to reveal the glory of the autumn leaves. He loved walking along the sandy shore in the small hours of the morning, alone with his thoughts, alone with God or Nature or whatever you wanted to call the spiritual forces of the Universe. He came to this spot often to pray. Most days he came just to revel in gratitude and to remind himself that even when things were difficult, that his life was a miracle in a world of miracles. He had evolved, after all, from puppet, to real boy to real man. He had found love and beauty in even the darkest times and he was profoundly grateful for every moment of life and beauty, but especially these misty mornings wrapped in the quiet beauty of a dawn sunrise.
Standing in the bitter cold, snow blowing wildly around her, Miranda thought that the childrens' art at the train station was indeed admirable work and a wonderful community project. She especially loved the meadow scene drawn by a 10-year old boy. The fluffy, cottony clouds, blue skies and butterflies and bright green grass brought a touch of summer and magic to the otherwise gloomy day. It might not make her feel warm outside, but it made her feel warm inside where it really counted.
The early morning light glowed through the mist on the highway and the train whistle sang a melancholy song somewhere in the distance. Sandy Pinocchio knew she probably shouldn't be drinking coffee on an empty stomach, but she hadn't had time for breakfast and she liked to drive the roads before there was much traffic, especially at this time of year when she could enjoy the scenic beauty of the autumn leaves and the miraculous living art of an occasional deer walking by the side of the road. She took a moment to pray that it would keep it's admirably delicate legs and fluffy cotton tail off the road and safe from passing cars. She was almost at the spot her father had shown her years before. She would spend a while enjoying the peace and quiet, the beauty that her father had taught her to love and respect and then she would head off to the studio and start her day of trying to bring all this beauty to life in her paintings so that it could be shared with those not fortunate enough to see it for themselves.
Next week’s words come courtesy of South Lakes Mom. ( I got two weeks off!) Many thanks to Kelley. I enjoy a break from coming up with the words myself and I think it adds richness to have others’ spice up our vocabulary pool.
Next week's Ten Word Challenge: Incensed, sidewinder, bogus, conniption, Haz-mat, conniving, customize, perforated, zeal, rolling off a log
And for the mini: abstemious, chlorophyll, origami, cheerleader, dung beetle
Thanks for playing. For those who are new, here are some guidelines to make the process more fun.
Enjoy! See you next week.
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