Saturday, January 10, 2009

Raven's 45

Today I face another Raven's Challenge.

Next Week's Ten Word Challenge will be: We were born on the same day in the same hospital, Weeping willow, Two for one sale, Highway robbery, Burial ground, roll of paper towels, gospel singer, gallows, weirdo, volcano

Mini Challenge: Symbiosis, Sagging breasts, Navaho blanket, Frogmen, Who says I got no heart?

Ten Word Challenge:
Mark the thirteen year old shape shifter enjoyed his time as a flying red horse. The time gave him an opportunity to investigate.
He flew in close to those pigs with the wings around the Tower of Babel looking building. He then shape shifted into his natural form of a blue crystal which could easily penetrate the walls to investigate the tower. In the room he entered he was surprised to find it with a crowd of humanoids. Most of them were seated in a semicircle around a stage. The stage was occupied with a guitar playing gospel singer. In the background were two pictures sitting on a easels.
Mark attention was drawn to the pictures. One of the pictures, had in the background a smoking volcano, in the foreground was a burial ground with a gallows. A rather gloomy look Mark thought.
The second picture was of a river in a meadow. The meadow had wildflowers and the river a weeping willow tree. The pictures were apparently for sale. a two for one sale.
Mark hovered near the ceiling in his natural form and felt it was the place to be when a weirdo jumped up during the singing . He approached the stage arms waving and screaming,"It is highway robbery." When the weirdo got close to the singer he pulled out , what Mark thought was a antique gun. He fired not at the singer but the pictures and out sprayed water.
There was chaos, people jumped up to grab the weirdo, the artist was crying after the pictures and one person came over with a roll of paper towels. The paper roll caring person started to dry off the pictures.
You can't laugh as a blue crystal, and Mark so wanted to laugh a luxury he only had as a humanoid. He transformed himself in to the attractive dark curly haired boy that he had been wearing as a humanoid and laughed. He was standing near the stage but next to the seats and his laughter drew the attention of a young girl. She looked like she was thirteen also.
She said,"They are very funny " You know we were born on the same day in the same hospital?"
He said,"what? You were born on the same day as who?"
She said ,"You."
He said," I don't think so. How would you know that? You don't know me and I don't know you."
"Oh, I am Carol . You are Steve, no Sam , no Rob." She looked at him closely as she listed the names, waiting for him to name himself . He finally said,"Mark."
"Hi Mark it is nice to meet you and no I don't think we were born in the same hospital on the same day,but I got your attention right."
"That you did."
He liked Carol. They chatted as things slowly returned to normal on the stage and the singer went back to singing but showing by his voice that he was a little shaken. This just maybe the place to stay.

Mini Challenge: Symbiosis, Sagging breasts, Navaho blanket, Frogmen, Who says I got no heart?

As she drove to buy the lottery ticket Sandy Shore began to reconsider that choice. If she won and she knew that she could win by getting the numbers from the penguin, that penguin would be controlling her . The symbiosis was close enough. No lottery ticket.
She drove over to the park to take a stroll. She walked along the lake shore and she thought she saw a frogman jump into the water off the dock. There were several frogmen in the water. They were diving for something. She noticed the small group of people watching the frogmen. She walked over and up on the dock to see what they were diving for. The water was too dark to see anything. A small older woman with sagging breasts sobbed. She was calling "Marve Marve". Suddenly out of the water popped her penguin with a older man on its head. The older man was clutching a necklace. The penguin threw the man onto the dock. The frogmen were puzzled and came out of the water. Marve handed the necklace to his wife and said"Who says I got no heart?"
The frogman said," Man you are crazy. You could have drowned. I don't know who got you here but it wasn't me."
Sandy remembered her Navaho blanket in the car and ran back to get it and gave it to the wet husband who rescued his wife's necklace. The penguin waddled away.


Melli said...

Man, oh MAN! You did sO great with these words! I am just so impressed! They did not speak to me at all - I just couldn't do it! But you did great! Mark is happy being 13 again for the moment, and the penguin made a daring rescue... WOW! I'm just stunned!

Akelamalu said...

LOL what a chat up line - 'we were born on the same day in the same hospital'! :)

Dianne said...

the penguin as hero!!

I love, love, love your imagination - it's so whimsical

Raven said...

Ah, young love and a heroic mystery penguin. Well done!

Richard said...

Wonderful and imaginative stories. Loved them.


Lu' said...

I like to follow that penguin :) good stories.

quilly said...

So, how did the necklace get in the water in the first place? Did wifey get mad and toss it, then get alarmed when hubby went in after it? Some women!