This is week 90 of the Saturday Wordzzle Challenge. Anyone new to the process can refer back here to find out how it works. Not terribly pleased with my results this week, but at least I got them done. Looking forward to seeing what you have all come up with.
Thanks again to Argent for this week's words. They were: edge, haven, sunglasses, sprightly, telling, frazzled, juicy, quartet, tied, necklace And for the mini: bees, crackling, wooden, staple, earful
Despite the stunned, wooden expression on her face, Sandra Johnson was livid. For the first time in her life, she understood the expression "bees in your bonnet." Anger was crackling and surging inside her and she couldn't wait to give Marilyn Staples an earful about just what she thought of someone who would flirt with another woman's husband. Martin might not be much, but he was hers and she loved him.
Georgette Haven was awed at the amazing change in her life circumstances. Who would have thought that the slightly frazzled, sprightly old man (wearing sun glasses on a cloudy day) would turn out to be her savior. Two weeks ago she had been at the edge of the abyss, hungry homeless, alone and in despair. "Your shoe's not tied," she has whispered to him, "careful or you might trip." Telling him had seemed like the right, natural thing to do, nothing special. He had stopped at her words, though, and she had bent down and laced it for him. A simple act of kindness. Now here she was in an opulent room, dressed in a beautiful gown, a diamond necklace hanging at her throat. Heads had turned as she entered the room. She wasn't sure, but she thought perhaps cameras had even flashed. She had never been anywhere so fine, never felt so beautiful. A string quartet played quietly in the background. Her host smiled at her with both kindness and admiration and pulled out a chair. "Ah, what a juicy story we make for the tabloids, my dear... the billionaire and the mystery woman. You think I'm a miracle in your life, but it is in fact the other way around. You awakened my heart with your pure kindness and now it is yours if you will have it." And she would. It was not about the money, either. He was the kindest man she had ever met, an angel on earth. She felt the luckiest woman alive... and perhaps she was.
Edge Haven was the perfect retreat for healing frazzled nerves. It was late afternoon and Margaret lay stretched out at pool side, feeling relaxed and at ease for the first time in months. She temporarily set aside Sarah's Necklace, the juicy romance novel she had brought with her, to soak up her surroundings. The book, which was the 2nd installment in a quartet of romances by the same author was a bit disappointing. She had enjoyed the first (Wooden Idols) immensely, but she was having trouble getting into this one. Maybe it was the distractions around her. On her left she watched as a trio of bees hovered and darted among the burst of colorful, sweet smelling flowers that filled a corner of the pool area not far from where she lay. Across the pool the hot, sprightly young waiter was apparently telling a joke to a middle-aged couple in matching outfits (even their sunglasses were identical!) who were laughing uproariously. Off to her right a mother re-tied the straps on her teen-aged daughter while giving her earful about modesty and virtue. In another corner, another handsome young staff member had started a crackling fire in anticipation of the daily barbecue which was a staple of the "Edge Haven experience." Margaret took a deep breath and sighed. She was content. For the first time since Janie had died, since Mark had left her, she felt like she belonged in the world again. Odd that she had had to get away from it all to feel like she could be part of things again. She had thought he therapist crazy when he had told her to get away, had insisted and pushed until he broke through her resistance. She was would have to thank him for his wisdom when she returned to the world again. For now, she would just soak it all in and enjoy herself.
Words for next week's 10-word challenge are: sugar, mortgage, logical, roller skates, outlandish, Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus, cumberbund, unexpected, photo album, scarecrow
And for the mini: tomatoes, turtles, basement apartment, circumference, make my day
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