Saturday, June 20, 2009

Raven challenge 68

Today I face another Raven's Challenge.
The words for this week's ten word challenge were: sow, close, console, lives, minute, polish, bass, pussy, complex, resume

For the mini challenge: bow, sewer, house, import, intern

A continuation of Sandra Shores struggles from Ravens Challenge 67

Stan and Williams plan appeared to be working. The hooded man tried to brush off the caterpillars, but the crows swooped down, and began to peck away at the caterpillars sometimes missing them altogether ending just pecking at the jacket. The crows attack slowed down the hooded man making it possible for Stan and William to become close enough to tackle him. The stuffed polar bear rolled to the ground. The invisible polar bear and llama scrambled for it. The polar bear won and ran away. The panther chased staying just behind the polar bears pace.
Subdued the hooded man was pulled to his feet by Stan and William.They pulled back his hood, revealing a stranger to them. He was dark skinned, with thick black hair.
Sandra as preplanned returned to the back of the Toy Store. She was upset over the taking of the ransom money by the polar bear. Stan tried to console her.
" Minutes are passing by and we still don't know where the penguin is," said Sandy.
" The panther is chasing him down, and he is no pussy", said Stan.
" Proving that this man is the person who caused the explosion at The Poet's Corner will be difficult. The use of the invisible animals makes it complex, but lives maybe at stake. We have no knowledge of his intention. I think the best course of action is to bring this man down to the police station. They may have something to link him," said William.
William and Sandra went down to the police station bringing in the man they caught, while Stan resumed the search for the penguin, following the marked path the panther made. The panther would make a noticeable paw print.
The police question the man brought in by Sandy and Stan, because they told the police they saw him at The Poets Corner in the kitchen area. The name he gave the police had a Polish sound to it. Stan and Sandy waited to see if they could get some information.
William came upon the panther outside of a barn on a farm. The panther had a bass in its mouth which it caught in a lake it passed by on the chase. There was a sow in a pen in front of the barn door. The panther threw the bass into the pen for the sow distracting it so that they could inter the barn. They were shocked to see the penguin in a sealed plastic box. William and the panther moved toward the penguin quietly trying not to let the polar bear see them as he was occupied getting the ransom from the stuffed bear.

This will continue next week.
I have no mini this week to it is to late and my grandkids need to sleep in the bed in the computer room.


quilly said...

What a place to stop! Quick rescue the penguin! I can't believe we have to wait until next week!

Nessa said...

I'm with Quilly. I'm on pins and needles here. The kids can go to sleep later.

Melli said...

Well, we'll forgive the lack of a 2nd story for the sake of the boys sleep! ;)

How in the world are the police going to work through all this invisibleness? (it can BE a word!) I'm with the others! GRAB the PENGUIN!!!

Raven said...

My favorite line: " The panther is chasing him down, and he is no pussy"... I'm worried for Penguin, but I know he'll be rescued. Hope you and the grandkids got a good rest.

Anonymous said...

What a line:

" The panther is chasing him down, and he is no pussy", said Stan.

Love it. I also agree grab the penguin. I can't wait until next week. Great story Betty :)

Richard said...

I knew polar bears were dangerous, but now I know they make pretty good kidnappers as well.

Hoping for the safe return of the Penguin.

Stephen said...

I liked your story, and the panther that tracked the polar bear. We got to see what the caterpillars were for, too. I can see why the hooded man slowed down and got caught, as it must be awful to have a bunch of crows pecking at you. The episode did end on a tense moment, with them finding the penguin in a plastic box with the polar bear not far away. Serials frequently do that, though.

Stephen from Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

CJ said...

How do they know the penguin is there, if he is invisible? Well, I hope he is rescued. I'm sort of partial to penguins, invisible or otherwise.

gabrielle said...

“The use of the invisible animals makes it complex.” This line gave me a chuckle. Do invisible panthers leave footprints?
I'm intrigued by the hooded man and hoping for penguin’s safe return.

Lori's Minute said...

love penguins but I have no idea why...I think it had to do with when I went through the "I like everything black and white" phase.