Monday, July 12, 2010

Weekly Wordzzle

Words for this week's 10-word challenge are: smoothly, spiders, floor boards, eggs, carpet, moonshine, leaping, CD, purring, jewel And for the mini: spotlight, canvas, kitty, money-box, eye-drops

I decided that I like using all the words in one story best - probably because I'm too lazy to write more than one LOL. Go to Raven's blog to check out the other participants.

Uncle David wouldn't take an IOU for the kitty, so I was at loose ends Saturday night. I didn't really feel like playing poker anyway. Much. I decided to just chill & listen to my new CD by the Moonshine Mountain Boys. But then the phone rang, propelling me toward a destiny I would never have dreamed could be mine.

Adam had a plan. He'd heard a rumor about a fabulous jewel hidden in an abandoned building near the old foundry. He wanted to head over there right away and check out the place. I asked Adam who had given him the tip about the jewel. He said he overheard Kevin Lackey talking to someone else about it. Kevin Lackey. Seems like he had a grudge against Adam, but I couldn't remember exactly. Anyway, I wasn't excited about pulling up floor boards in a dusty old building - all on the chance that a tale told in a bar could be true. But the Moonshine Mountain Boys weren't really doing it for me, so I went. I packed two hard-boiled eggs and my eye-drops - just in case this took all night.

The building was even more dilapidated than I expected. In fact, I'm not sure there were any floor boards left in the place. I watched Adam smoothly leaping up onto a beam and decided that I was more comfortable down on the ground with the spiders. Well, maybe not comfortable exactly. Fact was I wasn't exactly comfortable about any of this. I stayed put on a small square of tattered carpet.

Adam called out from somewhere over my head, "Hey - bring the flashlight! I want to you to spotlight this hole in the wall." Obediently I clambered not smoothly up to where he was & shone the light. It didn't help much, but barely visible was a canvas bag shoved haphazardly into the narrow space. Adam pulled the bag out & after looking inside he pulled out an ancient money-box. We were getting pretty excited at this point. A money-box! Maybe there was a fortune in cash and jewels in there!

Of course it was locked. We decided to take it back to my place to see if we could pick it. We had started climbing down to the first floor when Adam asked, "Do you hear purring?" Yeah, I heard purring. We looked around and finally realized that the sound was coming from the box. Except that now it didn't sound like purring, exactly.

And that's the last thing I remember. Now I'm in a small room with some other people who look as dazed as I feel. I don't see Adam anywhere. Oh, here, they're calling my name - "Peter will see you now."


  1. Wow! What a great tale! You built up some terrific atmosphere there and kept me hooked all the way through!

  2. A good tale, well told. A really fine post. Well done.

  3. Really well interwoven tale, I want to know what happens next! I love the normality that surrounds the abnormal

  4. Great story with a suprise ending.

  5. Well done! I love the way you used moonshine.... It's always fun to see what people do with the impossible words in the set.

    Thanks for the birthday wishes too.

  6. Dear The Bug,
    This is great--the ending keeps you in suspense, too. I keep making a sequel . . .

    Ann T.

  7. There wouldn't be much of a sequel - that's SAINT Peter waiting to see him. Heh.

  8. haha. loved it...quite the journey...and wondering just where you ended up and just what was purring in the box...but maybe it was all just a dream...smiles

  9. You are SO good at this. It is such fun to see where the words take you. I don't dare try this!

  10. amazing from a seed comes such beauty and bounty! nice poem.

  11. Oh, my goodness. I'm so impressed at how you worked all those words into the story (even eye-drops) and kept it suspenseful. I think it begs for a Part II. Yep.


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