Saturday, March 7, 2009

Raven's 53

Today I face another Raven's Challenge.
Ten Word Challenge will be: chopping block, reading list, bangles, oracle, plan, fandango, spelling bee, calendar, utilitarian, flower pot

Mini Challenge: Siberia, citrus fruit, roofer, shamrock, twinkle twinkle little star

It was Flower Pot's wildest dream. She read it in the Chopping Block, Big River's daily news paper. The Bangles were coming to town to do a concert. Flower began to make a plan to be able to attend. The first thing she did was put the date on the calendar, which was on the refrigerator next to the school reading list with words to study for the spelling bee.
Next began the campaign to win the support of her parents. The Pots were utilitarian about their family and would like everyone to be content. Flower thought that it would be possible to convince them, although she was not an oracle.
"The Bangles, I haven't heard about them for awhile. The problem dear child is the cost. Things are a bit tight right now. I would not want you to go alone, so there would be more than one ticket," said Mr. Pot.
" If I can raise the money, can I go?"
"yes, if you can raise the money."
Flower had the idea to raise the money by having a garage sale of her old toys. She cleaned out the garage. Found the best of her old toys, and priced them while putting them on card tables. She made up posters and posted them.
The sale went well except for the rain. She was not sure if she had raised enough so she called the Fandango Ticket Company. Much to her dismay she didn't have enough.
The day of the concert came and she felt the sadness creep into her. It was so disappointing to not be able to go.
She heard a horn honking. Flower looked out and saw her aunt sitting out front in the car. She was curious why her aunt did not come in, so she went out to the car. Her aunt Mary said, "get in."
Her aunt Mary did not say much, but Flower did when they drove into the parking lot of the theater that the Dangles were at. The concert was good , but the best was the time with her aunt Mary.

Mini challenge:

Lister Mort the Siberian, found himself, after following the penguin humming Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, in a small room of Sandy Shore. There were people, not a large crowd but enough to make him very uncomfortable. Uncomfortable, there are not words to describe how he felt about being kidnapped by a humming penguin. He had his zither, but he was not going to play for these people. They stared at him and he stared at them, a very awkward silence. He was actually glaring not starring. Sandy broke the silence.
"This is Lister Mort he will entertain us with his zither. I do not have the names of your selections. Will you introduce each number before you play?"
Lister wished he had not eaten the gift of citrus fruit, but could throw them at Sandy. He chose apanthropinization for a way of life in Siberia. Now he was being forced in The USA to play for people. Sandy was smiling, and waiting. The humming began again from the penguin. He felt compelled to play and he introduced his first tune"The Rough Roofer Who Found the Lucky Shamrock."
He played and the crowed was smiling and gave him applause as he finished. He introduced his next selection " A Lonely Lonely Siberian Home."
Applause again rang out. This may not be so bad he thought. Playing his zither for people may be what he was meant to do. Then he remembered why he went into isolation. He bowed and turned to Sandy and said, "take me home."


Nessa said...

You gotta love them Aunt's for coming to the rescue.

Oh, no. At first I was going to say we are all seduced by applause, but then he wants to go home? Why, why?

Melli said...

These are wonderful! So, it was the penguins magic humming that made him follow? Wow... Ya know... I wonder why he DID go into isolation? And why he wants to go back - EVEN though he liked the applause...

I'm sO glad Flower got to enjoy the Bangles - and I guess she even had some money to buy souvenirs. But most importantly - she has a great time with Aunt Mary!

Raven said...

I'm so glad that Flower Pot got to go to her concert and enjoy time with her aunt. Being an aunt myself, I always like it when we get to be heroines. I hope that Lister Mort the zither player finds some kind of healing. The romantic in me is hoping that he and Sandy will become a couple. Ya never know.

juliana said...

i hope lister mort regains his peace in the siberian taiga

quilly said...

Every kid needs an Aunt Mary!

I feel bad for Lister. He is confused. Why did the penguin kidnap him and bring him to Sandy's party? Surely Sandy didn't agree to this?

Thom said...

Three cheers for Aunt Merry. My aunt, when I was 16 took me to get my driver's license. That is just one of the many things in my life that she has been so kind in doing for me. I agree with most and Lister. He's a confused little one.

Finding Pam said...

I wish I had an aunt. Wonderful stories as always. Why is Lister in isolation? to be continued?

Anonymous said...

I love your name choices. Flower Pot. Too funny. Love the stories.

Carletta said...

The aunt pulled through! I was sure her parents were going to give her the rest of the money. You fooled me.
Poor Lister!
I so want my own penguin. :)

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