Saturday, October 25, 2008

Saturday Word Thing

Today I try another shot at Raven's Challenge.

Week's Ten Word Challenge : build-a-bear workshop, man bites dog, opulent, disparaging, lipstick stain, preponderance, smoky quartz, clothes pin, meticulous, falling leaves

Outside of the counselors office, alien Mark felt ashamed. He knew how upset Dr Peterson was, why did he have to make it worse with the cutting of the paper into a necklace. He shifted into human form, and was walking down the hallway when Eric approached him. Eric is Dr Peterson's son and a fellow assistant to his father.

"How did the exploration go?" asked Eric

"Not very well. Your father had a panic attack and we cut the research project short."

Mark restrained himself from making any disparaging words about Dr Peterson.

"let's go to your room and I will fill you in on the details."

Eric's room was not opulent. It was fill with items that were called collections. Meticulous care was given to the items. There was a bear made at the build a bear workshop on earth centuries ago and handed down to Eric. It did show a lipstick stain from some grateful relative. The bear was sitting on shelving and next to it was a small bear of smoky quartz. There were hanging on a string and held by a clothes pin colored leaves. They were arranged to look like falling leaves. In Marks eyes the preponderance of items of Earth, showed a longing of the Petersons to go to their home planet. Mark was filled with envy. He had never seen his own home planet. The only information he had was from the Petersons and they were filled with hate having anything to do with the Zonics. Mark picked up the bear turning his back to Eric, and then he quickly turned around. "Put the bear back" demanded Eric. "Why, are you afraid I will do this." The bear exploded into many pieces. Eric leaped at Mark to get what was left of the torn bear. This was a man bites dog event . Eric could have been in the same shape as the bear and just as quickly. Eric knew this because he had accidentally walked in on Mark as a blue glowing globe, when they were much younger. Eric kept the knowledge from his father feeling that was the safe thing to do. Eric found much to his surprise that he grabbed a intact bear. The torn bear was a fabrication of Mark. "You are such a Zonic, "said Eric. Mark laughed , not a Zonic reaction. Mark then began to inform Eric about the research.

Mini Challenge: moisturizing, pickles, seat belt, flip-flop, Chicago

As Sandy Shore left the store ,she heard the flip-flop of the penguin behind her. She got into her car, and the penguin got into the passenger's seat. Sandy was getting more and more upset. Sandy got out of her purse a moisturizing cream with chopped pickles as an ingredient, after putting on her seat belt. She slowly put on the cream. She was hoping that the cream would calm her. Then she turned to the penguin and said, "on to Chicago."


Akelamalu said...

It's amazing how many have used pickles in a moisturising cream! LOL

I loved the futuristic story!

Dr.John said...

I think your ongoing adventure is getting exciting. I wonder what else a Zonic can do.
I hope Sandy Shore and her penguin keep coming back.

Melli said...

I had NO idea Zonics had the capacity to feel shame... huh... ya learn something new everyday!

Sounds like Sandy and the penguin are on for an adventure! I love adventure! Can't wait to see what they're up to next week!

I wish I had the stick-to-itiveness to write ongoing stories! I can't even stick with a STYLE - much less stick with one setting and get into character development!!! Do y'all sit around the dining table and toss these words around? I'm simply amazed at the quantity and quality of talent coming from one home!!! (well... but then there was the What's It!... LOL!) (ssshhh!)

Raven said...

These are fascinating. I'm very intrigued by both the Zonics (are they good or are they evil or are they just like the rest of us a bit of both).... And Sandy Shore and the penguin too are fascinating. It's so interesting to me that many wordzzlers make continuing stories every week. I don't think I could do that. I find it very impressive.

Dianne said...

a continuing saga with a touch of science fiction and a lot of interpersonal drama!! fantastic betty, I look forward to more.

and I adore the penguin. surely he will enjoy Chicago!

Richard said...

Those Zonics are different for sure. I continue to enjoy these stories.


Chatty said...

I'm really starting to like Mark and Eric. More pickle moisturizer, eh? And great name - Sandy Shore. Did the penguin wander in from all the stories a couple of weeks ago, or has he always been around? ; )