Today I face another Raven's Challenge.
Words for ten words: sugar, mortgage, logical, roller skates, outlandish, Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus, cumberbund, unexpected, photo album, scarecrow
And for the mini: tomatoes, turtles, basement apartment, circumference, make my day
Larry after putting on a necklace with a medallion on it that was being played with by some children, found himself in a forest where nothing made sound except himself.
Sitting on the bed in the wooden shack, waiting for the one who occupied it, the one who had a roasting chicken on a spit outside, Larry pondered on the outlandishness of events. Nothing was logical.
He waited and waited, but no one showed up. He finally got up and using a stick pried a piece of chicken off, and ate it. He returned to the bed,laying down he fell off to sleep.
Morning came and again the unexpected happened. The fire and chicken were taken care of and a large leather bag was on the door step. He opened the bag and found a pair of roller skates, a cummerbund and a note saying follow the trail until you come to a building called Scarecrow.
Not knowing anything else to do, Larry followed the trail.
The walk was long, but became less difficult as Larry went. He came out of the forest into a field. Beyond the field there was a highway. Automobiles moved along the highway, but in this land of silence they did not make a sound. He spotted the Scarecrow and walked toward it.
The Scarecrow was a roller rink.
A sandwich board outside the rink,gave him the information that the Scarecrow needed help with the mortgage, and skating in formal wear would be an attraction to bring in skaters.
Larry could not understand any of this. He was brought here from the beach. He was wearing shorts. How outlandish would it look to wear a cummerbund with shorts while he was skating. He put on the skates and the cummerbund, and entered onto the rink. Only the other faces gave away the fact they were laughing at him. To a few, only the medallion drew their attention. One of those who were paying attention to the medallion was sitting at the coffee bar, and was putting way to much sugar in his cup.
He began to feel that he might be in danger, when the hands of the man began to move in threatening motions toward him. He saw a flash of a young woman come in then nothing.
Larry was back on the beach now in roller skates and wearing a cummerbund. Standing next to Larry was a young woman. He felt the medallion pulled from his neck.
Larry looked around and exclaimed," Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Clause."
The young woman extended her hand and Said,"I am Sandy Shore. I am sorry for what you had to go through, but there is something you may want." Sandy handed Larry a photo of Larry at the rink with skates and wearing a cummerbund. "For your photo album"