Monday, July 6, 2009

Raven challenge 71

Today I face another Raven's Challenge.

sober, spoilage, knight, laugh and the world laughs with you, peak, blueberries, owl, drugstore, lampshade, keyboard

The peak season for blueberries had arrived, and Sandy wanted to go out picking. She did not want a lot but enough to make a pie. Too many there would be a danger of spoilage. An area with wild berries would be best. Wild blueberries tasted better than those found on the farms although the farms had larger berries.

Sandy drove out onto a country road, and pulled her small blue Saturn over on to the edge parking there. She sprayed bug spray, and then grabbed a bucket to put the berries in. Concentrating on finding berries she did not see but, felt an others presence. Beside her wearing a large brim straw hat was Sandy's invisible penguin. Sandy glad for the companionship began talking to the penguin. "I think you need to have a name, how about Knight?" Sandy began to giggle, but the penguin did not look happy. "Hey, laugh and the world laughs with you," said Sandy. The penguin remained sober. Although it was light, an owl sat on a branch near them and did a "Whoo"

"Who Mimicked Sandy, Knight should be its name, because he has rescued me like a knight in shining amour."

Her bucket full Sandy returned home, after stopping at the drug store to pick up her prescriptions. Adjusting the lampshade as she entered the apartment, she went to her computer keyboard to find a pie recipe. She found many. One seemed to stand out. Sandy had discovered long ago that she was not a neat baker so she began her pie making by putting on an apron.When she had taken the pie out of the oven she was joined by Knight for a taste of her labors.

For the mini challenge: economy, Michael Jackson, ladder, clue, structure

I am sorry, but I have been at Lifest and up very late, I have not been able to finish and I probably will not be able to read others until later.


quilly said...

I hope you are having fun at Lifest. Thank you for sharing Sandy's adventures with us and for naming the Penguin. Enjoy your day!

Raven said...

What's Lifest? Hope you are enjoying yourself. I'm so glad that Sandy's relationship with Penguin is evolving. I think Knight is a great name. Wonderful use of the words! Well done.

Anonymous said...

Great story. I'm so glad that Sandy named her penguin. Knight is perfect for him.

Akelamalu said...

I don't know what Lifest is but I hope you had a good time. :)

Knight is a great name for Sandy's Penguin!

Stephen said...

I liked your story. I'm glad that Sandy is having a good time. Although the penguin doesn't seem happy with his new name, perhaps he will get used to it in time. By the time I finished reading your story, I wanted to have some blueberry pie, too.

Stephen from Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

gabrielle said...

When she was picking wild blueberries and felt a presence, I thought it must be a bear cub. Blueberries for Sal, a most delightful children's story. Silly me. I should have known it was penguin.

I'm glad Sandy and Knight enjoyed the pie together.