Saturday, October 18, 2008

Word Challenge

Today I try my first shot at Raven's Challenge.
Ten Word Challenge will be: blinking, cellulite, crescent, ship-shape, homonym, suffering, packer, wind chime, scissors, necklace

Mini Challenge: static, floppy hat, penguin, cinnamon, alphabetical

Here is my story for the ten word challenge.

Mark ,the assistant, watched the blinking lights move about in the tall grass,as he and his professor explored this area of the planet. Next to him, Dr Peterson also watched the movement of the lights. His breathing became labored. Mark knew that Dr Peterson ,a research biologist, was having a panic attack. His fear came from his capture and imprisonment sixteen years ago by Zonics. Dr. Peterson and crew were human and stood no chance against the Zonics. The Zonics were Chrystal like balls,who could destroy their enemies with a number of abilities. The lights were not Zonics. Mark was not sure what they were, but they looked like giant fireflies. The Zonics also glowed but it was a continues light.That fact Dr. Peterson must have forgotten.Not wanting Dr Peterson to continue suffering , Mark suggested that they return to the space ship, and abandon the project on this planet. Wanting to leave the area as they had found it, Mark worked at making everything fit back in their shuttle leaving the area ship-shape . He was an excellent packer. Their spacesuits were cumbersome but essential for Dr. Peterson ,not for Mark who was not human. This fact was not know by Dr. Peterson, and Mark had been his assistant for the last year. Mark was a Zonic and one of their abilities was shape-shifting.

Back on the ship, Dr Peterson contacted the ships counselor Sandy Fitz. An attractive young officer, the doctor imagined she had little cellulite on her. The office had a wind chime made of crescent shapes from scrap metal. The shapes were familiar, but he couldn't think of where he had seen them before. They looked like the crescent moon but there were patterns in each one. The counselor gave Dr Peterson an exercise using homonyms, hoping to relieve his stress. Dr. Peterson stared at the scissors on the desk before him. They appeared to be rising up and were cutting a sheet of paper. The paper was cut into a necklace with crescent shapes like those on the wind chime. A shining dark blue globe appeared in the room visible only to Sandy Fitz, because it was behind Dr Peterson. Dr Fitz knew that it was Mark, for she had raised him. She shook her head at him and Mark left. Dr. Peterson thought the shake of the head was for him. The scissors and necklace were gone. Dr Peterson made another appointment, for he had a long way to go to be healthy.

Five Word Challenge

Sandy Shore,a petite woman, was in the store where they were selling TV's. Suddenly the TV's playing became full of static. She looked around for a clerk , and she saw a penquin in a cinnamon colored floppy hat. Now she really needed a clerk. She found him behind a counter putting sales slips in alphabetical order. He egnored her ranting about the TV's and a penquin. Gary, who had his name on his name tag, did not want to hear about non working TV's or penquins in the store. Finally she got tired of being egnored and left the store. The penquin, with the floppy hat followed her out.


Melli said...

Wellllll BRAVO! And WELCOME to the challenge! I see we have two creative minds in the family!!! Isn't this great! Sounds like Dr. Peterson is really going to take a long time to heal - the cards seem to be stacked against him! I hope Sandy Shore gives that penguin a good home! Penguin's in Floppy Hats are a special breed!

Dr.John said...

A really great start. I loved the last story. I have this wonderful picture in my mind of this lady walking down the street being followed by a penguin in a floppy hat.

Chatty said...

Welcome to the challenge - you did beautifully. Ummm, I have a feeling that Dr. Peterson may not be long for this world (or any other)...something about having a Zonic as an assistant does not bode well, does it?

Raven said...

Welcome to Wordzzles. Poor Dr. Peterson.... I want to learn about his fate. I'm hoping that the Zonics are really not so cruel at all.... The second one was just fun. So glad you have joined in.

Akelamalu said...

Ah another Wordzzler - great!

You did a fantastic job and I want to read more about Dr. Peterson and Mark. It's good fun isn't it? :)

Carletta said...

I'm hoping you continue this story! Wonderful imagination!
I'm thinking Ms. Shore might need a Doc too. :)

Glad you stopped by mine.
I guess I should explain the little girl was trying to tell her Mommy - 'Stack it' - referencing her blocks - uh! :)

Richard said...

The Zonics sound interesting and dangerous. A good combination. Welcome to Wordzzle.


Dianne said...

I have a thing for shape shifters so I hope Mark and the Zonics and all the others come back next week.

and the 2nd story was like a funny fairy tale, I loved it. I'd enjoy having a penguin follow me home

I like them more than I like shape shifters ;)

welcome to wordzzle!!
you're a natural :)

Lu' said...

Welcome to this very fun challenge. I a not so newbie but I've only written 6. I liked the part about Mark hovering in the exam room. Nice sci-fi.