Saturday, November 1, 2008

word challenge Picture

Today I face another Raven's Challenge.

This Week's Ten Word Challenge will be: squeaky toy, perpendicular, olives, shanty, howling at the moon, soul, bow and arrow, uniform, statistics, praying mantis

Mini Challenge: glamour, rocking chair, cormorant, objective, symbolism


Veronica was glad she had accepted the invitation to the Fall Art Show. She passed up the table of goodies although she could hear their call. She noticed a bowl of salad on which there were black olives arranged in the likeness of a spider. She felt that was an unusual item, but it was close to Halloween. She walked slowly down the aisle examining the art displays,
they were not placed in uniform perpendicular lines , but in clusters. She wondered if where they were placed drew people to them. She did not have any statistics but at craft sales the best booth was near the door. A painting caught her eye. What caught her attention was a large full moon. There was a gray wolf howling at the moon. The wolf was silhouetted against the moon with its head raised. At the wolf's left side was a shanty. The shanty's door was ajar and a dark figure held a bow and arrow. In front of the raised foot of the dark figure was a squeaky toy. That was not the only detail that was unusual, but among the tall grass surrounding the shanty and wolf on one blade was a praying mantis. She knew in her soul that if this was a motion picture the noise of the squeaky toy would throw off the aim of the dark figure sending the praying mantis and wolf in different directions, and the wolf would be safe. You could feel the tension looking at the picture. Veronica then moved on to the next cluster of art objects, but wondered if that picture would be something she would want in her house. It would be a talking piece.




Five word paragraph


Sandy Shore could not find the glamour that was supposed to be in going to the beach. That penguin with the cinnamon floppy hat sat in the only rocking chair. Sandy's objective now was to get into that rocking chair. She tried bribing with fresh fish ,but the penguin sat firm. Sandy felt that the cormorant flying over head, and pooping was a symbolism of her stay at the beach.

10 comments:

Dr.John said...

The symbolism of the second story is so graphic. I laugh every time I picture it in my mind.
I think I might buy that picture from your first story.

Melli said...

Oh dear! Sandy is certainly having trouble with that penguin today! Must be those CHICAGO beaches... I've heard they aren't the best....

I LOVE your 10 word! It certainly would be a talking piece - I could absolutely picture it! I might have to paint it! LOL!

Jeff B said...

Now that is a bad day at the beach for sure!

Dianne said...

silly penguin, rocking chairs are for people!

Poor Sandy, I know those poop on your head days

Richard said...

I liked the story of the craft show very much.

Rich

Raven said...

Oh, my... tough day at the beach indeed. I can't imagine that cormorant poop is delicate.

Enjoyed your first story. I could see the painting in my mind's eye. Certainly would be a conversation piece.

Lu' said...

Interesting piece of art.

Poor Sandy. Good stories.

Chatty said...

Oh, I like them very much! Especially your explanation of the symbolism of the praying mantis, squeaky toy, hunter, wolf situation. Very clever. And I agree with sandy about beaches. They are not nearly as romantic as they appear in the movies - especially when you get a lot of sand in your shorts...
I notice from your profile that you live in Neenah. My cousin used to live there - until her husband got transferred to Florida. Talk about a change of weather! Also, my very favorite paper company is in Neenah. I love to make paper myself, but I also make cards, and their "art" paper is just wonderful.

quilly said...

Wonderful! That second story made me laugh out loud!

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