Saturday, May 9, 2009

Raven challenge 62

Today I face another Raven's Challenge.

The words for this week's ten word challenge were: gentle spring rain, mammoth, soap opera, worry, bubble gum, garden gate, seizure, of Biblical proportions, paralysis, wrinkles Mini Challenge: operatic, stuffed animals, anger management, biographical, paint splatters


Ten Word Challenge:

Thee soap opera Fair Lands was advertising they had a crisis of biblical proportions, but since she does not watch it Jennifer was not worried about that. She had other worries. A mammoth search had gone out for the capture of Gary Stoner. Mr Lemer and Professor Flask continued to reassure her that he would be behind bars very soon.
There was a gentle spring rain, not enough to keep her cooped up in the house any longer. She thought she would take a short walk to the garden gate, so using her crutch, and grabbing a piece of bubble gum, she limped down the sidewalk. The gum had an odd taste, she felt suddenly unable to control her body. Jennifer questioned if she was having a seizure. She slumped to the ground.
Opening her eyes she saw the familiar room and heard the familiar machines, she was back in the hospital room. Unlike before she felt nothing in her legs. She tried to move them. They remained immobile. No voice came, although she wanted to scream.
Martin Flask explained that the doctor said that there was paralysis. He had found her lying on the ground. The body was immobile but the brain was running over the past. It was the bubble gum. He had got to her. Gary Stoner had got to her. Suddenly the wrinkles on the sheet were annoying her for no good reason.

Five Word Challenge:

The Stuffed animals sitting on her shelf heard an operatic rendition of the days events. The flat tire was the last straw even if had nothing to do with the curse or maybe it did. A way of anger management Sandy Shore took out her canvas and added some more paint splatters. She added some more biographical material to her journal. She needed to talk to someone that could give her a clue to what war she was in.

15 comments:

Dr.John said...

Things are getting tough in both stories. I hope Raven lets you save them next week.

Nessa said...

I'm never chewing gum again. There's evil everywhere. Very suspenseful.

Dianne said...

I could use one of those 'war talkers' too! I have become so fond of Sandy

the watercats said...

Really enjoyed your five word challenge. It's wonderfully tantalizing.. I want to know what happened to her next.. where her life goes...

quilly said...

Oh my goodness! Poisoned bubble gum! That's just mean, even for a wannabe killer!

(How ever is she going to get through this? The suspense is ramping up.)

juliana said...

oh my, both heroines in deep trouble!
hope things improve by the next time

Thom said...

Excellent story Betty :) Hmmm poisoned Bubble Gum. I hope things get better for them :)

Richard said...

Bubble gum played a part in both our stories this week. Interesting...

I guess great minds do work in like paths.

Let's put out an APB on that Gary Stoner dude.

Good job this week.

Raven said...

Whew... tough week in both stories. Looking forward to next week's installment.

Melli said...

Ohhhhhh good grief! Paralyzing bubble gum!? What will he think of next? I am starting to wonder how Martin Flask ALWAYS ends up being the one to FIND her.... It's starting to "feel" like he might have a split personality or something....

Melli said...

Congratulations on the Best Table at the Tea Party! YAY! Who did you & Pennie invite to come with you?

Finding Pam said...

Interesting stories...I hope they catch gary Stoner soon.

Happy Mother's Day

gabrielle said...

Being a relative newcomer to the saga, I found the first story had a dream like quality to it. I love the way it ends. without doubt, Jennifer has every reason to find the wrinkles on the sheet annoying.

Melli said...

Happy Mother's DAY!!! I hope you had a great time at the game! And I hope the Brewers won! Guess I could google it - but I'm hoping you will blog your day! ;) Hint hint!

Stephen said...

I enjoyed both stories. I hope the paralysis is only temporary, and Jennifer is back to normal soon. It's a bit troubling when someone can sneak in and poison stuff. You never know what's safe after that.

Stephen from Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
http://stephen-has-spoken.blogspot.com/