Weekly Wordzzle

I have nothing to say about the following efforts. Just that they're efforts thank goodness & not something that will be published or anything. Except on this blog. Please go to Raven's blog to see other Wordzzles – and try it yourself! As you can see, it doesn't have to be fabulous, and it's a great mental exercise. Really!

Words for the mini: thank, teacher, movies, unleash, lamp shade

There's a lamp shade in the middle of the floor. Why? I almost trip over it in my haste to get to the movies on time. As I carefully walk around it (why should I bother to put it back on the lamp?) I remember – oh! It's to remind me to write that thank you note to my teacher! I ignore lists, and to keep from unleashing the wrath of my grandmother's spirit I've resorted to drastic measures to help me remember basic courtesies. Sitting down at my desk, I take out a pen and a notecard. I'll be late for the movie, but I'll be able to put the lamp shade back on the lamp & that will be much safer for when I return in the dark!

Words for this week's 10-word challenge:  career, incense, prosperity, chloroform, cane, electrical outlet, preponderance, salivate, chopped liver, pillows  

I was propped up on about five pillows and gazing at the tray my "host" (Mr. Evil Kidnapping Man) had brought for my dinner. The sight of the chopped liver caused me to salivate. Which must have been a side effect of the chloroform because I hate liver. Blech. Although I had no idea how long I had been unconscious, so I was probably fairly hungry. I guess it's true that you will eat anything if you're hungry enough.

After EKM had taken the tray away I assessed my situation. I remembered leaning over to pick up the walking cane that had fallen into the pathway, and as I handed it back to EKM he put out his hand and my world went dark. I awoke in this bare room with a preponderance of totally empty walls. There wasn't even an electrical outlet. I caught the faint odor of ancient incense and wondered if I had been taken to the old monastery.

My recent career change had brought new prosperity to my life. Apparently I was either being admonished that I should live more simply, or I was going to pay out some of that new prosperity so that EKM could live less simply. Time would tell.


  1. These were WONDERFUL! Love the lamp shade idea... and your kidnapping was great. We were definitely on the same wave length. I started out with a real kidnapping but couldn't make it work so I went to "dream." I think I'll post a note that we will just hold off until January and take Holiday break from Wordzzles.

  2. I needed a new trick to make me remember things. A lamp shade in the middle of the floor is not one I ever would have thought of. Ha!

  3. it sounds peace full to wake up in an empty room with the smell of ancient incense. I must pick up some incense when i venture out again.

  4. yeah - the lamp shade idea is the sort of thing i would do

    I used to stick post-its on doors to reming me to put out the bins, then manage to walk straight past without noticing!

  5. lovely writing,
    magical crafts in putting those words in each piece.

  6. Greetings, How are you?
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  7. Tying a knot in a hankie as a reminder would be less dangerous methinks!

    What's with the kidnappings this week? Is this going to be the start of something? I think the world needs to know why EKN is doing what he does.

    Nice work with the words this week.


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