It's Wordzzle time again! Every week I think, blech, I'm not in the mood. But then I look at the words & my brain starts whirring (tonight Dr. M was asking what that noise was), and out come the stories. Really, I have no control. Sorry.
Words for the mini: carpet, cane, outer space, handball, ambitious
"I have been called on the carpet for the last time," Sheila thought. "This company's expectations are from outer space." Aloud, deliberately misunderstanding, she said, "Well, Mr. Cane, I would enjoy playing 'handball' with you, but I'm not that ambitious!" With that, she cheerfully marched out of the company field-day plan ning committee meeting and into unemployment.
Words for the 10 word challenge: pyramid, laughter, orangutan, recycling, infinity, toilet paper, greasy dishes, Spanish, preparation, back-up
It was a pyramid scheme set up by an orangutan. It was greasy dishes with dried on Spanish rice. It was buying toilet paper into infinity. It was recycling and a computer back-up. The preparation had been full of laughter. The marriage was full of work!
And here's my mega: pyramid, laughter, orangutan, recycling, infinity, toilet paper, greasy dishes, Spanish, preparation, back-up, carpet, cane, outer space, handball, ambitious
Sylvia needed to take a walk. She finally had her outer space under control. It was the infinity of her inner space that had "issues." No matter how hard she tried to improve herself, she couldn't seem to find that one thing that didn't make her feel like an orangutan trying to learn Spanish. Actually, she would put money on the orangutan learning the language before she did. Taking up handball hadn't been any better.
And she spent her days recycling those old mental messages. "You're no better than the toilet paper stuck to the bottom of my shoe." "Greasy dishes have more personal style than you do." What had begun in love and laughter had ended with her sobbing on the carpet of her bedroom floor. Fortunately she'd had a back-up plan. It wasn't very ambitious - just staying with a relative down south - but with enough preparation she'd been able to escape.
Over time those old negative messages would be overcome by the affirmations she forced herself to read every day. "You are beautiful!" "You can achieve anything with hard work!"
Walking along the sugar cane field, she stopped at a clear place and drew a pyramid in the sand. It was her talisman. She envisioned herself standing at the top, poised to fly, over the cane field, over Louisiana, into the loveliness of her own beautiful self.
You should go to Raven's blog to read the other Wordzzle participants. And join in – it can be addictive!