Saturday, April 4, 2009

Raven's Challenge 57

Today I face another Raven's Challenge.
Ten Word Challenge will be: apoplexy, doctor, hummingbird, shallow end of the pool, brigadier general, mustard, greed, parallelogram, slumber party, casual

Mini Challenge: Mount Olympus, arsonist, portraits, birch trees, "that car needs a new muffler"

Her daily routine, included swimming at the college pool. She had come to the end of her time.
Jennifer was standing in the shallow end of the pool, she saw the downward movement of the body at the side of the pool, as it collapsed from the apoplexy. A female student in a mustard colored swimsuit, was leaning over the body shouting "Call 911, we need a doctor." Her commands sounded like she was a brigadier general, but she was just well trained.
As other did, Jennifer exited the pool grabbing a towel, watching the emergence team work. The elderly collapsed women was carried from the college pool side on a stretcher. In whispered tones questions were asked about who the lady was. She was not dressed to swim. A person who was near the lady said she appeared to be looking for someone in the pool, and had only been at pool side for a brief period. The reporter in her caused Jennifer to try to gather as much information as she could. She found out that the woman was taken to the nearest hospital a half hour away. Jennifer planned to follow up by going to the hospital.
As she was leaving out the front door she nearly ran into Professor Martin Flask They had begun to work together in the Green Power project. Greed of some made a stumbling block for the project. Because he was doing two jobs, and he asked her to help him with correcting the homework he gave, even though she didn't know anything about parallelograms, they developed a casual relationship.
"I have to go to the hospital,"she said as she pushed passed Professor Flask.
'Hey, slow down and enjoy the humming birds,"he said.
"No, I haven't time. A woman was sick at pool side and I think it had more to it than her just getting sick. It is a gut feeling."
when she entered the lobby of the ICU at the hospital she felt like she was at a slumber party. People were covered with blankets and had pillows lying about on the chairs. She went to the nurses station, and was told she could not be given any information because she was not family. Jennifer decided if she sat in the waiting room maybe she would meet a family member and she could get some information. This was not working well, when a police officer went up to the desk and she heard Mrs Strom Lemer. Lemer was the last name of one of the girls who were killed at the park.

Mini Challenge
Mount Olympus is where Sandy Shore wanted to be, but she was outside some distance from the smoldering building that once was the Poets Corner. Police officers were taking information from the patrons. Injured people were taken away in the ambulances. The injured were from the kitchen area. There was a rumor that the fire was the work of an arsonist. She thought why? Why would anyone want to burn the little shop?
Janice asked if, although they were shaken up, Sandy would like go to another restaurant to continue their conversation. An extremely loud car drove by just then and Stan said,"that car needs a new muffler" Ignoring the car statement Sandy agree to go some where else after the police were through with them.
Birch Haven had a completely different look than the Poets Corner. A circle driveway that was lined with Birch trees. Portraits hung on the wall of famous individuals who frequented the restaurant. Sandy was not sure if they were properly dressed and she was sure that they still had the fire ash on them. She would have liked to have some time to clean up. They were seated. After ordering Janice and Sandy went to the restroom to clean-up.
"I didn't see the panther, the llama, or the penguin yet "said Sandy.
"What are you talking about?"said Janice.
"Oh nothing just babbling." said Sandy. She was not the one with the panther Sandy concluded.
Janice was not informed either about invisible animals. Stan and her young man William were the ones with the answers.


Anonymous said...

The plot thickens...very interesting. I'm really enjoying this. And I also really like you you keep using the llama, panther and penguin. Very nice.

Anonymous said...

The plot thickens...very interesting. I'm really enjoying this. And I also really like you you keep using the llama, panther and penguin. Very nice.

Anonymous said...

ACK!!!! don't ask me how my comment posted twice...Ooopss

quilly said...

Is Sandy ever going to get her answers? Where are the boys?

Melli said...

Thom took my line! But the plot IS thickening! I can't wait to find out what other information Jennifer is able to glean sitting in that waiting room! This is good detective work!

Hmmm... so now Sandy has to finagle some "alone time" with Stan ...

Raven said...

Two mysteries... two thickening plots... looking forward to the next installments.

Richard said...

An enigma in a puzzle inside a quandary. Thickening indeed. And nicely done.

Dianne said...

I hope the penguin didn't start the fire! he's my favorite

Lu' said...

I especially enjoyed the mini :)

Finding Pam said...

Wonderful writing as always!

Akelamalu said...

Will Jennifer find out the truth?? Eagerly awaiting the next instalment to find out! Great stuff. :)

Nessa said...

Sounds like we are getting closer to knowing something.

Alice said...

LOL, great stories, Betty, and back to the llama, penguin & panther. Well done.

Jojo said...

I've concluded that this is part of a series from comments posted, but what i read today is sufficient to whet my appetite, so'll take the time to go to the beginning, and get the real story