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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Raven's Saturday Wordzzle # 58

This is week 58 of the Saturday Wordzzle challenge. Anyone new to the process can refer back here to find out how it works. I had a hard time again this week. Guess it isn't the words.... maybe it's my brain. Agggh. Thanks again to Quilly for supplying this week's words.
The words for this week's ten word challenge were: acrobat; grocery store; ceiling fan; dandelion; bumble bee; alabaster; scissors; chartreuse; strenuously; cube Mini Challenge: iPod; poison ivy; computer; interpreter; optometrist





Alonzo's Salvation Part 3


Dr. Vance walked into the smokey tavern and nodded to two gentlemen sitting at the door. He scanned the bar for the victim's wife but she was no where to be found. He asked the bartender if he had seen the Mrs. The bartender gestured to a small booth in the back. Vance approached the alabaster booth. A ceiling fan moved strenuously over the table top. He saw a small cigar in the ash tray. Oddly the cigar had bright red lipstick on the filter. He knew this was the brand that the Mrs. smoked and he caught a faint whiff of the perfume she was famous for wearing. She purchased it at the grocery store on the corner. He knew it was named Dandelion because his wife often wore it too. Where could she have gone?

Alonzo boarded the Concorde carrying only a black brief case. He settled in to First Class and began reading a magazine. An ad for Acrobat & Bumble Bee caught his eye. In a cube shaped advertisement he saw the sail boat of his dream. He took out a pair of scissors and gently cut out the ad. He opened the brief case, laid the ad on top of the money, and quickly closed and locked the case.

As he walked into LAX, he looked for a concierge. He saw a young man with an iPod to his ear. The song "Poison Ivy" blared from the side of the ear buds. Alonzo asked the young man who was typing on the computer if he could call him an interpreter. Alonzo needed to call his optometrist and he did not speak a word of German. Alonzo completed his call and walked into the cool night air. A chartreuse Porshe 911 Carrera S Coup pulled up to the curb and Alonzo got in. The doorman watched the Porshe drive south. He noticed a dainty hand flick ashes from a tiny cigar. The filter had an imprint of bright red lipstick. To be continued or Not

12 comments:

Alice (in BC Canada) said...

haha... good story. Chartreuse is not the color I'd choose for my car, Porche or not, haha. Good use of the words.

quilly said...

To be continued definitely! You can't stop here.

My story is finally up.

ccorkran said...

Alice, I wouldn't choose chartreuse either, but you know what ostentatious taste those little skunks have. I think it is a break off from the Napoleon Complex or else something to do with Freud. Happy Easter to you in Canada. Candace

Thom said...

Oh yes...ya gotta continue this. Great story. Happy Easter to you and your family :)

Akelamalu said...

I'm looking forward to the next instalment so you have to continue! Great stuff. :)

ccorkran said...

Akelamalu, great stories for your wordzzle. I love the twist on the mega. I know a few people like that who can always twist the truth to make it somebody else's fault. Your trip by train sounded wonderful. Wish I was in Lancaster. I lived in Berlin from '68 to '71 and loved to ride the British train through east Germany. The 4 or 5 course meal was always such a treat.

ccorkran said...

Thom, great concise use of the words! Congratulations. I'll keep alonzo, but I'm ready to end this story. Candace

ccorkran said...

Quilly, I have enjoyed your continuing story. It is very difficult to work the words in when you have an existing story. May I take lessons from you?

Loved your poem about how you met your love and joined your life togrther. Romance still LIVES. Candace

Cherie/ Butterfly Dreamer said...

Good story ...keep writing sweetie!

ccorkran said...

Cherie, thanksfor your kind words and signing my guest book. Great photo. Higs, Candace

ccorkran said...

Cherie, thanksfor your kind words and signing my guest book. Great photo. Higs, Candace

ccorkran said...

Cherie, thanksfor your kind words and signing my guest book. Great photo. Higs, Candace

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