Friday, June 03, 2011

Weekly Wordzzle Challenge # 158

Week 158 of Weekly Wordzzle Challenge finds Wordzzle World to be a lonely place. I think I will give it another couple of weeks and then - if I continue to be the lone wordzzler - I'll give it a rest for a while. I've posted Mr. Linky and words for next week just in case anybody decides to join in this week, and will add my own exercises tomorrow or later tonight.

Word for this week's challenge were: illegal, idiot, imagination, ivory, ignorance, improper, I think we're not in Kansas any more, iridescent, iris, idol   And for the mini: dog food, diagram, dismiss, daring, diabolical

My mega: 

Looking at the beautiful iridescent glow of the spiral shaped ivory leaves, George Daring turned to his wife Iris and whispered, "I think we're not in Kansas anymore, honey." While Iris was generally willing to dismiss almost everything her husband said because she considered him to be an idiot with an over-active imagination, in this case, looking around, she felt that he was probably correct. The thing that had caught her attention first was the diabolical (it appeared to be half human half wolf) looking idol situated about 10 feet to their left and what looked like a diagram and text in an unfamiliar language that was posted to its right. She was glad for once that George was easily distracted by shiny objects and seemed obsessed by the glowing tree, because she was pretty sure that if either of them did anything - even out of innocent ignoranceimproper or illegal in the mind of the guardians of wherever they had would up, that they could easily become dog food for the wolf-thing in the statue. Maybe I've been watching too many sci-fi movies, she thought to herself, wondering how they had gotten into this fix and how they were going to get out of it. Then, as if in slow motion, she saw George reaching for one of the branches with his Swiss Army knife. A world of dark possibilities flashed before her eyes as she made a dive for her foolish husband. But nothing prepared her for the shock and relief of the angry voice shouting "CUT! CUT! Get those idiots off my set! Didnt' anybody put up the signs?"

My  mini: dismiss, 

I went to purchase dog food and something for the cat
Got stopped by my next door neighbor who felt a need to chat
She's a diabolical lady who's totally out of her mind
She had some kind of diagram or invention of some kind
Her name was Debbie Daring and because I found her odd
I tended to dismiss her, to not listen and just nod
Who knew that her invention would save my daughter's life
Or that a few years later she would become my wife
I'm so glad that time and trouble some wisdom did impart
That opened my closed mind up and also my closed heart
My beautiful wife Debbie and our beautiful baby boy
Along with my dear daughter are wrapped in love and joy

My 10-word:   I think we're not in Kansas any more,

For most of her childhood and school years, when she wasn't building iridescent ivory towers in her imagination in which she fought greed, cruelty, illegal or improper behavior of any kind and all forms of evil side by side with her idol, Superman, Iris June Merryweather had spent much of her time trying not to be defeated by the local bullies who referred to her as the village idiot. Years later - when her genius and creativity had made her rich and powerful - she would run into some of these bullies who now needed or wanted her help. For those interviews, she had a special plaque which she placed prominently on her desk. It read: "I think we're not in Kansas any more."  How these men (and a few women) responded to the plaque told her whether they had found or had the potential for redemption. And truth be told - though she was not a vengeful person - she did enjoy watching even the best of them squirm.


Words for next week's 10-word challenge: chewing gum, out of wedlock baby, flour, mail box, chicken, movies, out of luck, flabbergasted, library, tardy

And for the mini: whiskers, afterwards, trial and error, island, watered down

Thanks you for playing.  Newcomers can check here for some guidelines to make the game more fun. There are no rules, just some general guidelines and tricks.


The Bug said...

Love the mega - very funny :)

So sorry I've let you down with these. I am just NOT feeling very creative these days. Sigh.

Raven said...

Hi Bug

Nobody is letting anybody down. It should be fun and if it turns into a job that defeats the whole purpose. I found for me that turned out to be the down-side of blogging. It started to be a job to do a half dozen memes and visit hundreds of people every day. Being kind of an all or nothing idiot, I didn't taper off, I quit. So, I have no right or reason to expect anybody else to operate differently. Are you getting ready for surgery? Did you ever check out that place in Ireland? Dr. Jim says it made a profound difference for him. He's managed to avoid surgery for 3 years now and doesn't have much pain.