Saturday, January 17, 2009

Raven's Challenge 46

Today I face another Raven's Challenge.

This Week's Ten Word Challenge will be: tuna on rye, ghost hunters, I'm as corny as Kansas in August, sympathetic ear, science fiction, muffler, cavernous, giraffes, prospecting, paraphernalia

Mini Challenge: Key Lime Pie, porcupine, Library of Congress, fingernails, spell-bound

They were sitting in the huge tower. Mark wanted to explore and Carol wanted to talk. He gave a sympathetic ear for just so long when he blurted out" What is in the rest of this building?"
"Ghosts"answered Carol.
"Let's be ghost hunters,"suggested Mark . He stood up and pulled Carol arm,trying to have her join him in exploring.
"Are you nuts? They could be dangerous."said Carol
"They could be friendly like Gasper"
"Who is Gasper?"
"Forget it" He realized that she must not have had read to her the stories he had that came from Earth.
"Come on. Don't be such a coward. There is so much here to see. We could go prospecting for treasure. We could pretend to be in a science fiction video. "
"There are ghosts on the upper floors. No one goes to the upper floors. Ghost hunters have come with their paraphernalia and have seen them. You think I am kidding. "
Mark was about to give up on Carol coming along with him when the disappointment over came him and he pushed with his mind to influence her. She agreed to come, but he could feel all the fear she had. She had become a fearful robot. They went to the lobby and then up the elevator,opening on the second floor.
Before them was a cobweb filled small hallway and a semi-circle of doors. From the door straight in front of them, he heard ,I'm as corny as Kansas in August, as high as the flag. The voice stopped when he knocked on the door.
"Who dares to disturb me? Go away!"

Mark did not go away,instead he pushed open the door and entered the room, Carol followed. He confronted a shimmering figure wearing a short sleeve shirt with giraffes printed on it's front.

is shimmering figure had long dark hair and beard, it was leaning over a table studying a muffler. Rising up, it elongated and the mouth became a cavernous hole. Carol screamed and fell to the floor. Carol's fainting distracted Mark from the threatening figure. Mark picked up Carol under the arms and pulled her out into the hallway. The figure followed but stopped at the door. The fact that the figure did not follow them into the hall made Mark conclude that the figure couldn't follow, so Carol would be safe in the hallway while he faced down the figure in the room.

Would he be able to handle the ghost? He questioned himself as he reentered the room. The room Mark now noticed was a body shop for antique cars. The shimmering figure was back at the table. He was swearing under his breathe. To the side of the table was a partially constructed car. The figure was searching for something. "If I had a tuna on rye my mind would work better."

ark was going over all the options of his abilities to get rid of the ghosts. He was unsure that any would work on a ghost. He heard a voice from behind him. It was Carol who said" All he wants is a tuna on rye sandwich." Mark knew what ability he could use. Before the ghost was a tuna on rye. The ghost smiled and disappeared.

Hands joined and raised in triumph Mark and Carol cheered"Ghost busters."

Mini challenge:

While eating a piece of key lime pie, Sandy Shore decided to go to the local library to do some research on a number of subjects. These were some for her next movie and just information for her own use. The local library cataloged as the Library of Congress. She was going to research penguins, porcupines and para normal.

She was not in a hurry so she polished her fingernails. She wondered if there were artists that would paint actual pictures on finger nails

She was spell bound when she got to the desk for she had all the information at the desk waiting for her, even finger nail painting,


Melli said...

How did I get to be the first one here? And I'm running late!?

I had NO idea you could bust a ghost with a tuna on rye! That is just amazing! I'm going to make sure to keep tuna in the pantry and rye in the bread box! (you never know when a ghost might show up...)

I wonder if the penguin had something to do with all those materials waiting for her... hmmmm....

Akelamalu said...

Great Ghost story and Mark had super abilities too! Great stuff.

Jay Simser said...

Wonderful job. Thanks

Richard said...

Who you gonna call? Ghost busters! Very nice.

The Crazy Object B. said...

I like your story.

quilly said...

I'm confused. Mark made the ghost a sandwich? Or Mark turned the ghost into a sandwich?

Dianne said...

all I know is I always think better with a sandwich ;)

love how Sandy's research was all waiting for her!

Raven said...

Love the Ghost Busters. Great job. I'll try to come back and read the Portrait of Words. Trying to catch up on Wordzzles first, though.