Friday, April 23, 2010

Saturday Wordzzle Challenge: Week 106

This is week 106 of the Saturday Wordzzle Challenge. Anyone new to the process can refer back here to find out how it works.

This week's10-word challenge was: salamander, lawyer, prank, flaccid, spurious, angst, flowers, once upon a time, genesis, spark and for the mini: largesse, salad dressing, flying purple people eater, priest, Spanish

My 10 word:

Once upon a time, Fredrick James Salamander had entered law school sparked by idealism and a desire to make the world a better place. And at the genesis of his career, he had tried to live up to that dream, but financial necessity had led him to take the occasional spurious law suit, cases that were more like legal pranks than anything else. He had proven to be good at them... to be a winner and the temptation to "play the courtroom game" again and again had proven too much to resist. Now, aging and world weary, his flaccid muscles reflected the flaccid spirit, the angst of one who had lost his way and knew it. But all was not lost. Meeting the beautiful Amanda Flowers had reawakened something in him and he had hope that maybe, if he could find his way, if he could become the lawyer he had originally meant to be - even if he was late doing so - that he could also win her heart. Even thinking about it made him feel more alive than he had in years and that alone was a gift he hoped he could become worthy of.

The mini:

Unfortunately, the young priest, Padre Juan Largesse, spoke only Spanish and was unable to make the police understand that he had tipped over the cart of salad dressing accidentally because he had been started by seeing a large flying purple people eater fly past the window of the restaurant.

The mega:

It was the case that Frederick Salamander had been hoping for, and would be the genesis for turning his life around and winning the heart of the beautiful Amanda Flowers. His client was a Spanish speaking priest named Juan Largesse who had been arrested for disorderly conduct when he accidentally upset a cart of salad dressing in a well known local restaurant called the Once Upon a Time Cafe. Because the father was Hispanic, the police had presumed he was either committing a prank or that he was an illegal alien. In other words, because he was Hispanic, he must be guilty of something. These spurious charges, along with disturbingly rough treatment at the hands of the cops, had caused great such great angst in the poor priest - who was already deeply traumatized because he believed he had seen a flying purple people eater - that it had sparked a mild heart attack. It might not be the case of the century, but it was a chance, Fredrick thought, to become the lawyer he had meant to become. He felt his flaccid spirits, his flaccid muscles awakening with enthusiasm. There was injustice out there and a victim needing a champion. He would get justice for the poor priest and Amanda would see his true heart. Everyone would win.


Words for next week's 10-word challenge are: salacious, charity, spoof, t-shirt, magical mystery tour, observation, book club, sneezing, street lamp, raining cats and dogs

For the mini: operatic, a better start to a better day, gorilla, spinach, global warming

Thanks for playing. For those who are new, here are some guidelines to make the process more fun.

Enjoy! See you next week!



Argent said...

Sorry I'm a bit late posting this week - took a while to figure out what to do with the words. You seem to have managed pretty well though - three lovely connected stories. That poor priest's distress looks like it could be the making of the lawyer. Your phrase "his flaccid muscles reflected the flaccid spirit" p excellent!

DawnTreader said...

Hi Raven,
Sorry, I think I have to give this week a miss (again). Tired and uninspired after two hospital appointments this week. (There are two blog posts about those at my main blog The next week and weekend might also be very busy with other things, we'll see how it goes.

DawnTreader said...

PS. If you'd like to see a couple of awesome dragons, check out these two blogposts by my blogfriend Sandra (a.k.a Madsnapper) this week:
Dragons and lions
Dragons and Elephants