This is week 95 of the Saturday Wordzzle Challenge. Anyone new to the process can refer back here to find out how it works.
This week's words were: alternate reality, shadows, frantic, tomatoes, field, lilies, DVD, snow mobile, aggravation, music And for the mini: grounds for divorce, pink panther, salutations, wavering, lasagne
"This lasagne is grounds for divorce,"Martin Salutations muttered testily. Maria, his wife, sat wavering between laughter and anger. When he was like this, he reminded her - though she wasn't sure why - of Inspector Clouseau from the Pink Panther. It was why she loved him, she thought, so she opted for laughter, at which he looked up from his plate, smiled and added, "but I love you in spite of it. I'm yours forever, sweet woman."
John sat in quietly on his snow mobile at the top of the hill, looking out across the snow covered field that only months earlier had been aglow with lilies of all colors, from white to yellow to bright tomato red. No matter how frantic his week had been, how steeped in aggravation, coming to the farm literally took him to an alternate reality where he felt refreshed and restored by the peaceful, vibrant beauty of every season. On a winter day like this one, he loved watching the shadows play across the snow as the sun moved through the sky, stark lace of the tree branches reflected in shadow art. It was so beautiful he had trouble pulling himself away but dark was settling in and there was an equally enchanting pull in another direction - Liza back at the farm house waiting by the fire's glow, the aroma of a fine meal and the promise of a quiet evening listening to music or watching a DVD. He was a lucky man, he thought, so blessed to have this woman and this place. He longed for the day when they could stay here full time and have the city as their "away" place. Soon he hoped, but for now he could rejoice in the time he had here and savor every minute of it. Life was good.
And the mega:
Gregory "Snow" Mobile (his parents had thought that was funny), rifled through his collection of DVDs looking for an escape to an alternate reality. He found himself wavering between golden oldies or something newer. Among his options were a real antique called Grounds for Divorce, the original Pink Panther, a collection of Tracy and Hepburn flicks, Lilies of the Field (he hadn't seen that in ages and it was very tempting). Then there was Fried Green Tomatoes. He hadn't much liked it the first time he saw it, though and he didn't really feel like the aggravation of watching something he didn't like on the chance that it was better than he thought. There was always The Sound of Music, but that was a bit too cheery for him at the moment. Then there was Frantic, but he wasn't in the mood for Harrison Ford either. He was quickly spiraling into despair as the shadows of night began to settle in. But then as though she had read his thoughts - his cell phone beeped and his twin sister's classic "Saluations, big brother, popped onto the screen. "Lasagne in oven. Smells wonderful already. Bored. Need company and entertainment. Let's go see Avatar." He smiled gratefully, knowing she was none of those things but that she had felt his need. "On the way," he texted back, smiling for the first time in days.
Many thanks to Don't Feed the Pixies for the words for next week.
Words for next week's 10-word challenge are: Badger, roll out the barrel, amazing, a lovely cup of tea, pressure, frozen, gandalf, pixies, top gear
And for the mini: smelly, politician, favourite, token gesture, garden
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