Saturday, June 27, 2009

Raven challenge 69

Today I face another Raven's Challenge.
The words for this week's ten word challenge were: Chorus line, clam chowder, apples, jack-in-the-box, puddles, Iran, quarry, housekeeping, speed, letter For the mini challenge:motorcycle, grandiose, summer, flying off the handle, blue jays




The next few moments made William wish that he could bring in a chorus line to rejoice.The penguin encased in the clear plastic box sprung out of it like a jack- in box. The attitude of the penguin as he moved around the room just out of the reaches of the polar bear, was one of ah ah I fooled you. With the penguin released, the polar bear wanted nothing more to do with the panther, William and the penguin, so with great speed he departed the barn, and headed for the quarry.
William wondered what had transpired at the Toy Shop. He began his trip back, walking now, but with the panther and penguin. He was tired and didn't bother to walk around the puddles. He also became aware that he was very hungry and a bowl of clam chowder would taste great. Passing by an apple tree he reached for an apple on a lower branch, and pulled it off. As hungry as he was the bitter taste did not deter him from eating it.
Arriving at the Toy Store, he found a letter taped to the door, addressed to him. Sandy explained how they caught the multi-colored hooded sweatshirt man, and had taken him to the police station.
He went into the store noticing that it needed some housekeeping. He did not volunteer to do it, but went to the police station meeting Sandy and Stan. Sandy wanted to run over and throw her arms around her penguin, but she figured that would detract from her creditability since the officers could not see a penguin, or panther or llama. The only information that Sandy could give William about the man they caught was he was not Polish but from Iran.




Mini Challenge:

It was summer,with twittering blue jays and finches, and Terry Fox could ride his bike and play for as long as he liked. As he drove to the playground he had a grandiose day dream that he was riding a motorcycle and was Evil Knievel, suddenly the balloon he had tied came flying off the handle startling him.He lost control of the bike and he fell to the ground causing a scrapped knee. He thought to himself as he inspected his bike at least I am not going to the hospital as Evil has done many times.

10 comments:

Nessa said...

I am so glad Sandy has got her penguin back. I hope they are not parted again.

Terry is practicing for his future as a stunt man.

Thom said...

It is wonderful that penguin returned to Sandy. Great story my friend :) Aloha

Heather said...

You have created a couple of great short stories your self I is always fun to see how others have used the words.

Reston Friends! said...

Love the invisible penguin! And glad that William put off housekeeping so he could rush to help friends!

Sorry about the scraped knee for Terry, but good it was only a scrape!

quilly said...

I am so glad Sandy got her penguin back -- and that she has learned to love it instead of hate it!

Raven said...

What a relief to have the penguin safe and free. Enjoyed your mini too.

Melli said...

YAY! Sandy & the penguin reunite! (she may regret it later but for now it's happy days!) :) I wonder what that Iranian was going to DO with the Penguin....

I think one of my sons was a Terry Fox when he was small! UNfortunately, he DID end up at the hospital a few times...

Stephen said...

I liked your stories. I'm glad the penguin got free and the polar bear got scared off. Now they have to find out why all these things have been happening. Maybe someone else is involved that they don't know about. The story about the little boy daydreaming of big things was good, too. I'm glad he only got a scraped knee.

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

Akelamalu said...

The first one was a fun read and Terry Fox will have to be more careful or he could end up in hospital like Evil. :0

Richard said...

Two great stories this week. Glad to read that the penguin is returned, even I and most others can't see it.

I did a bunch of Evil Knievel like stunts on bikes and small motorcycles when young, so I definitely can relate to your second story.