Monday, 6 July 2009

What's in a wordizzle?

Inspired by sheer boredom at work today and by the super-human entries by Watercats and Delusions...I thought i'd give it a go myself this week.

Anyone who wants to know the rules etc should probably visit http://ravensviews.blogspot.com/2009/07/saturday-wordzzle-challenge-week-70.html - even if you don't want to play it's worth a look.

Words to include: florida, spit, child bride, operatic, busy, holding pattern, sunflowers, ginger jars, office, superintendent.

It took some time for her parents to work out that what Lucy wanted for her birthday was a Super-Nintendo and not, as she had insisted for some hours in the taxi back from Florida Airport, a Superintendent. The plane had been held in a holding-pattern above the sunshine state for nearly two hours whilst the worst of the hurricane passed below; Lucy kept busy splitting her time between singing loudly in her 6-year-old operatic style and adding to the ever-growing list of presents she absolutely had to have.

They took a detour via her dad’s office to pick up Mr Wiggles the stuffed frog: she’d been desolate to find that she’d forgotten it and pledged once again to her parents that she wanted to marry him. Her mom, tired now and developing a nasty headache, cleaned the remains of the crappy in flight meal from her daughter’s face with spit and a handkerchief and explained, for the fourth time, that she couldn’t marry Mr Wiggles because a) he was a stuffed frog and b) she was far too young to be a child bride.

Back at the house she was first up the stairs to check on her pond, spending all the pent up energy from the long flight on running around the garden trying to catch flies and seal them in her ginger jars. Finally seeming to tire she collapsed amongst the tall sunflowers and watched innocently as one hand kept Mr Wiggles dancing through the stalks. It was good to be home.

8 comments:

the watercats said...

Wow!..... what a beautiful little thing! I love the way the wordzzle words take everyone to different places :-) (love the super-nintendo bit!)
This is such a lovely bit of writing, glad you and delusions are in on the challenge, I love reading you guy's!...
Oh.. and the monkey was being reprimanded by some internet gouls, my site went wierd... thought it was my computer, but obviously not...

Don't Feed The Pixies said...

The super-intendent thing is something that i have actually said myself by mistake!

I can't promise to make it a weekly thing - probably more of an as-and-when :)

And who hasn't wanted to marry a stuffed toy as a kid? I ask you...

Raven said...

Delightful! What a wonderful, sweet story. I"m so glad you joined in. Don't forget to add your name to Mr. Linky and visit around to some of the other participants so they'll know you have joined us. Welcome to wordzzles. I agree with the watercats about super-Nintendo. Very clever.

Argent said...

This was really good! Effortless use the of set words and lovely word-pictures to boot.

transcendanxiety said...

Awwwwww......is it possible to also do blog posts using these words instead of fiction? Although, I imagine the true challenge would be the fictional route.

@what you put on my blog: how does what work?

india said...

that was a ripper.

would much rather be doing something similar than the present real-work struggle...

sigh

Don't Feed The Pixies said...

raven - thanks for the comments. You are too kind

Argent - glad you enjoyed

Samurai/transcend anxiety - all this moving about is joggling my brain - are you still you? Am i still me? who the hell is typing this sentence???

India - i agree. A day playing in the sunflowers versus a day staring at excel spreadsheets...not much of a competition

Lydia said...

I am absolutely charmed by this piece. I entered a full-blown beautiful place that I hated to leave, but it did look to me that Lucy wasn't going to stay awake much longer and soon Mr Wiggles would drop softly next to her to snooze among the sunflowers...so I tiptoed away.