Saturday, April 18, 2009

Raven's Challenge 58 & 59

I was not able to post last week and because it is a continuing story I have both weeks.

Today I face another Raven's Challenge.
Last weeks Ten Word Challenge will be: acrobat; grocery store; ceiling fan; dandelion; bumble bee; alabaster; scissors; chartreuse; strenuously; cube

Mini Challenge: iPod; poison ivy; computer; interpreter; optometrist

words for this week's ten word challenge were: prefix, art festival, income tax, chicken noodle soup, jump rope, Dutch Treat, flowering plum tree, bats in the belfry, diamond earrings, tigers Mini Challenge: book club, organic tea, the cow jumped over the moon, paragon of virtue, wench

Jennifer left the hospital quickly and looking around for the man in the tan over coat as she got into her car. She did not see him, but she continued to be observant. She had been wrong in Professor Flasks case but that trying to get her to eat the soup he brought that was just odd. She took the bowl into the police station and explained what had happened and the fact that Mr Lemer had suggested she bring it in. The officer at the desk agreed to test it.
The grocery store was her next stop. The store had chartreuse cubes hanging from the ceiling and a ceiling fan that was causing the cubes to bounce strenuously on their strings. Jennifer wished she was an acrobat and with scissors in hand she could do a flying leap and a somersault and cut the strings. That was not why she came in here, forget the day dreaming .
She walked down the aisles past the dandelion wine and the bumble bee nector . She was looking for an alabaster towel holder, which she did not find. It must be the wrong store.
As she left the grocery store she forgot to look for the man with the tan overcoat, until she was on the road and noticed him behind her when she pulled to a stop. She was out onto the highway when he began to pass her, then ran her off the road.
The dark soup was just the prefix of what was to come. He was trying to kill her, the man in the tan overcoat. She had not even filed her income taxes yet, or gone to the art festival.
The car hit a flowering plum tree, and came to rest just before the ditch. She heard a car door slam shut. Her air bag had protected her, but there was nothing to protect her from the man in the tan overcoat. She did have a jump rope in the back seat but she was not sure how that would help. She laid back with her eyes closed not moving but hurting. He tried pulling on her door handle, but the door would not open for him. She could hear him walking around the car to try the passenger door. She thought I must have bats in the belfry because the person leaning over was wearing diamond earrings in the shape of tigers. The man in the tan overcoat did not have earrings.
She heard faint voices, from the smell and the sounds she was in the hospital. She opened her eyes and she was laying in a bed in the hospital her leg elevated and in a cast. An aid came in carrying a tray. She heard a familiar voice of Professor Flask "Shall we go dutch treat on the chicken noodle soup.
"What happened ?"she asked
Then she heard Mr. Lemer "An exciting adventure which we will tell you later. It is time now for you to rest."

Mini Challenge:

William and Stan were back at the table before Janice and Sandy. William was listening to his I Pod to a group called Poison Ivy. Sandy wished that there were an interpreter to give the words to the songs. William turned off the IPod as Janice and Sandy sat down and the meal came.
Sandy thew out a question. "How would a person who saw invisible animals not feel they were being cursed or nuts?"
Janice laughed "They are Nuts."
William said"Sometimes a curse is a good thing and the Gypsy curse to see aiding animals is good much is learned and protection given. It can not be reversed so be happy.
Stan nodded his head" but you can not tell others or the animals will give you a hard time"
Janice just laughed and laughed. The others did not laugh so she stopped suddenly. Hey, if you are seeing invisible animals maybe you should see an optometrist. You guys are not serious about a gypsy curse. I am going to find out about this on my computer. "
Sandy changed the topic. "Do you know what they want to call the book club I belong to? " She went on,"The Cow Jumped Over The Moon. Ya, Jane Roth suggested it. What a character, she is no paragon of virtue but she is not a wench either. She drinks a lot of organic teas.
Janice then asked," What do you think happened at the Poets Corner?"
It grew very quiet as they thought about the explosion that sent them there.


Melli said...

Ohhhhh you are just too well behaved! If I had not been able to post last week, those words would have just been lost down the drain! NO worry to me! But you? Nope! You came back and used TWO weeks worth! WOW! And did it WELL too! I wonder who came along to rescue Jennifer... I mean, obviously an ambulance... but who called it? Surely not the Man in Tan! (Oh! Pigeon Falls has a MIB - you have a MIT!) LOL!

Poor Janice... she is out of the loop!

Raven said...

Brava! Brava! Two sets of words in one week and beautifully done. I'm looking forward to finding out how Jennifer was rescued... and of course more about the Penguin and gypsy curses.

Glad you are feeling better.

Raven said...

Brava! Brava! Two sets of words in one week and beautifully done. I'm looking forward to finding out how Jennifer was rescued... and of course more about the Penguin and gypsy curses.

Glad you are feeling better.

Richard said...

Two sets of words is a new level of difficulty...Congratulations. I wonder what is really up with Jennifer.

Anonymous said...

Congrats Betty on two weeks worth of words. This is so great. I'm really anxious to see who the tiger diamond earrings belong to. Very well done and I'm glad you are feeling better :)

quilly said...

Your first story is really starting to get exciting! I can't wait for next Saturday.

As to your second story -- if Janice isn't careful, she's going to find herself cursed, too!

Honey said...

wow!!! great stories... I got thrilled reading the first one...

Akelamalu said...

Oh WOW you're keen doing two lots of words - I struggle to do one! The first story is a real thriller - the man in the tan overcoat - very mysterious!

Nessa said...

You are amazing, playing catch up. Your stories are exciting. I can't wait to find out what happens next.