Friday, April 20, 2012

Weekly Wordzzle Challenge # 200

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.

As has become my habit, I'm going to post the words and Mr. Linky and will probably not do my exercises until tomorrow. I am a bad, bad blogger.

5:20 Saturday - Did it! 

Here are links to the previous episodes.  If you need/want to catch up, click here for the 1st installment, 2nd installment3rd installment4th installment5th installment6th installment7th installment.8th installment9th installment10th installment11th installment12th installment13th installment14th installment15th installment16th installment17th installment, 18th installment19th installment20th installment21st installment22nd installment23rd installment24th installment25th installment26th installment27th installment28th installment29th installment30th installment31st installment32nd installment33rd installment34th installment35th installment36th installment37th installment 38th installment, 39th installment...

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

My mega:  

"Do you think eventually we will run out of road blocks?,"  Purpose Pefidy asked with an edge of desperate, profound despair in his voice. Every member of the group could relate to that emotion. It seemed at times like they were racing to a fire in slow motion. "One careful step at a time, my friends, and we will get there," the usually flamboyant wizard replied with a touch of weariness. Let us deal with our corpulent friend Mr. Troll and make sure that he has no companions. Look carefully, Mr. Perfidy - and everyone else - to be sure nothing else has been rearranged, no hidden packages or undesirable vessels nesting in the shadows. Like an demented porcupine Quillard Quake had many quills in his arsenal, each one more deadly and poisonous than the last. I can only guess whether we have unearthed them all or whether there are two, five, ten or even fifteen more waiting to stop us. One thing gives me hope, though, that we are close to the end.... we have unearth those that were most popular with him already. Our job, though, is to be patient, careful and determined. And to know that good is ultimately stronger than evil.... Paraphrase, do you remember how to do Bob's Bully Blaster? Let us make sure we have found them all and dispatch some trolls."  "Ready when you are," the dragon responded. 

The mini:

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

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.

1 comment:

The Bug said...

Well now I'm nervous!

P.S. I love your pictures from today - especially the squirrel closeups & that fat cheeked chipmunk :)