We are up to installment 40!!! of Paragon of Virtue, Fred Johnson's adventure in the Kingdom of Sunday, the story that keeps on going and going despite my efforts to end it. And it's the 200th week of Wordzzles. Wow.
5:20 Saturday - Did it!
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Words for this week's 10 word challenge were: popular, eventually, fire, race, member, package, corpulent, flamboyant, vessels, desperate And for the mini: fifteen, guess, rearranged, quill, profound
Fifteen minutes later, after scouring the cave for all signs of shadow trolls or evidence that something had been rearranged or altered, they felt a profound sense of relief and hope that perhaps they were close to the end of their quest. They had discovered four more shadow trolls and now had to come up with a plan to get rid of them. "Who would have guessed that even someone as soul-less as Quilly Quake would have risked unleashing trolls, on us," the wizard muttered, "though I suppose he assumed they would not be able to escape the painting. I'm not sure he was right about that and hopefully, we will never know..
And my 10-word:
"Since the Bully Blaster spell is unknown to you, Paragon, and best performed by Dragons in any case, I'm going to suggest that you and Mr. Perfidy leave the cave for the time being. I think it is best that not all members of our group be in here at once. Should anything go wrong, the situation will be desperate. Trolls are a race of beings as dumb and murderous as they are corpulent. If we fail, the painter must paint us and the cave out of existence and you must then exit and destroy the mural as well." A chill of fear ran through the Paragon to hear the usually flamboyant and cheerful wizard sounding so grim and he nodded in with a lump in his throat and a tear in his eye. "Should it come to that -which hopefully it won't," the wizard continued, "please give this package and letter to my daughter. She will know what to do with it." Seeing the horror on the Paragon's face, he smiled and said, "Preparing for the worst is not popular, my friend, but it is wise. Eventually, we all must die, young Paragon. I do not believe that this is my time or that of Paraphrase and the dragons, but we must prepare for the worst and then when we celebrate our success, it will be all the sweeter. Now - send the dragons in, so that we can dispense with the Trolls simultaneously as a group. Please remind them to eat plenty of fire weed (and bring some for Paraphrase) and then ask them to bring six vessels of dazzle water. And have faith my friend. I believe we will be will conquer these trolls and that they are the last obstacle to freeing Lady Purist. Should it not go as I foresee it, though. Know that my life has been long and happy and that this journey with you has been an honor and a delight. Now, get going. The sooner we start, the sooner we will succeed."
Words for next week's 10-word challenge: closet, time, function, provide, prophets, reporting, necessary, changes, self-sacrificing, stimulate
And for the mini: awesome, home made, imitating the walk, armadillo, startling
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