Saturday, June 13, 2009

Raven challenge 67

Today I face another Raven's Challenge.

The words for this week's ten word challenge were: nausea, everything is on sale, expect great things, frying pan, pledge, birds of a feather, stick, Saturday morning, liver and bacon, caterpillars

For the mini challenge: aggravation, protective, bargain basement, take me out to the ballgame, break a leg




Stan and William came to Sandy's apartment early Saturday morning to execute their plan to rescue her penguin from the man in the multi- colored hooded sweatshirt, and his invisible polar bear. Fear made Sandy have nausea and the suggestion that for breakfast they should have liver and bacon did not help in settling of her stomach. As they put the fake money into the stuffed polar bear, Stan said, " Expect great things and they will happen."
"I am really afraid for us, but I pledge to try to stay calm as I bring the stuffed polar bear to the Toy Store, but you must do all the work of getting back my penguin."
Sandy brought out the frying pan and made eggs and toast for breakfast.
Two things were noticed as they approached the Toy Store, the polar bears were not on sale, and a flock of crows was perched on telephone line going into the store.
"You know what my father use to say when something was on sale, it is a store everything is on sale."
"It looks like birds of a feather stick together. I have something for those invisible crows,"said William. William pulled out from his pocket a box, which he opened showing caterpillars. He closed the box. "but just not yet."
Sandy went in the front door while William and Stan went to the back.
"May I help you return that bear?" said a voice from behind Sandy. She turned to face the man in the hooded sweatshirt. The hood was up still hiding his face. The store clerk was in the back of the room. Sandy handed the man in the sweatshirt the polar bear. She turned and ran out of the store. The man in the sweatshirt also quickly left the store but through the back door. William was holding the box of caterpillars. He threw the caterpillars over the hooded man. The man looked startled but continued running away.

Continued next week.

Mini Challenge:

The aggravation Glenda felt at the snide remarks Marybeth , her co-worker, made over her fainting on meeting her new boss Matthew, was great, but not as much as the fact she was sure Matthew was Fredrick, her long lost love. There was no recognition of her at all in his eyes.
Glenda was protective of the fact that she recognized Matthew as Fredrick with everyone. She tried to draw him out by talking about baseball, a sport he was all into when they were dating. She sang "Take Me Out to The Ball Game" a song they would sing together. No indication or recognition of baseball or them singing together. He would talk about bargains in the basement of a department store.
Matthew joined the local theater group. Glenda joined the group also to be able to get to know this Matthew better. Matthew learned his lines quickly, but Glenda would draw blanks often. She could see the frustration on his face as she missed her lines. This acting bit was not going well for her, and it was not drawing the two together. The first performance before an audience Matthew said, "Break a leg." Although this was a usual statement before a performance wishing everything to be done well, his tone of his voice said he wanted her to do just that.

9 comments:

quilly said...

Oh I was so glad to see Sandy back! Now I am very curious about the caterpillars. I shall wait patiently.

Matthew probably thinks Glenda is a nut case who is harassing him! I wonder what his story is. More wait and see.

Nessa said...

William bugged the hooded man. Will they turn into butterflies and come tell William where and who the hooded man is?

Poor Glenda. I can't wait to see who this guy really is.

Thom said...

Great stories Betty. I can't wait now to see what the caterpillars do. Penguins, Polar Bears now Caterpillars...what more could anyone want in a atory :)

I think Glenda is a whack job myself that belongs in a padded cell

Richard said...

Looking forward to the reclamation of the invisible penguin. Are the caterpillars the key?

Could Glenda just be projecting?

Raven said...

Poor Glenda.... I'm still hoping things work out for her. Will Matthew be a twin or the long-lost Frederick with amnesia or...

Hope the Penguin is soon safely restored to Sandy.

Melli said...

WHAAAAAT??? We don't knOw if Sandy got the penguin back? How could you? Those caterpillars was a good idea! I hope they help!

Oy! Matthew/Frederick and Glenda are not starting out well together... OH! I didn't think of that "twin" thing until I just read Raven said it! Maybe Glenda should ASK Matthew about siblings!

Stephen said...

I liked your two continuing stories. I guess the caterpillars are supposed to somehow help the invisible crows find the hooded man. I hope they are not food for the crows. Maybe they'll spin silk around him and tie him up. In the other story, perhaps the man has a split personality. Or maybe he is just good at acting.

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

CJ said...

Is Matthew really Frederick? I want to know more.

Akelamalu said...

Oh the plot thickens! I would freak if someone threw caterpillars over me! :0