Walking away is not an option... dialogue must prevail.

"A good listener tries to understand what the other person is saying. In the end he may disagree sharply, but because he disagrees, he wants to know exactly what it is he is disagreeing with."
- Kenneth A. Wells

"I do not want the peace that passeth understanding. I want the understanding which bringeth peace."
- Helen Keller

Saturday, September 27, 2008

another wordzzle!

I'm stuck with a headache and the feeling that my arms weigh a ton. And I'm exhausted. The kind of tired you feel when you're emotionally drained.

Didn't much feel like writing... but playing with the words helped take my mind off my worries. Since I can't concentrate much today, I only did the ten word wordzzle.

The words we were given to attempt a coherent paragraph with were: exacerbate, leotard, path, tomato, Jungle Book, vagabond, parade, limber, storage, Maharajah.

Here goes:

Antoine walked briskly down the path not wanting to miss the Mardi Gras parade. He deserved a break. He had just spent hours organizing the storage locker his vagabond mother rented just off the French Quarter. She kept such an odd collection of items. He found her old, dog-eared copy of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, signed by Louis Prima. She’d met him when she ran off to become a singer only to be told she was tone-deaf. There was her leotard from the “ballet” phase. She wanted to be in movies and dance with Gene Kelly. She gave that one up when she realized she wasn’t limber enough... let’s just say catching a tomato upside the head during a recital might have precipitated her decision. And there were the boxes of love letters from all her suitors, all as odd and varied as her collection of tchochkes. All the lifting he’d done exacerbated his bad back but it was worth it. Rolling Mother up in the Persian rug the Maharajah had given her after their torrid affair would allow him to discreetly dispose of her after nightfall.

Thanks Raven for hosting us... and thanks MommyWizdom for the words!

Don't forget the visit Raven and the other participants
via Mr Linky.

I'm going to go back to bed, snuggle with Sharkdog and watch a movie or something...


Raven said...

Wow. Didn't see that coming. Great job. Poor mother.

Travis said...

Alighty then. That was a double eye-blinker of an ending.

Anndi said...

Raven: Antoine saw Psycho one too many times. ;)

Travis: I've been watching too many cop shows.

Dr.John said...

I sure didn't see that ending coming. Good little story.

Ron said...

Your closing line on this story was freaking BRILLIANT!!!

Enjoyed this, Anndi!

Melli said...

Hooooly curry spice Batman! That ending came from outta the BLEACHERS! Good job!!!

Brian o vretanos said...

There's nothing like a puzzle to take your mind of things. That's great.

Akelamalu said...

WOW I didn't see that ending coming - brilliant Anndi!

Lu' said...

Ha! the ending was delightful. Hope you feel better sweet thing *hugs*

Dianne said...

Feel better kiddo!

I hope the story released some negative energy! It was stellar!

Dana said...

Good job, precious friend!

Carletta said...

Hi Anndi,
I've had a migrane for four days so I didn't participate this week.
Yours is wonderful! Your ending really took me by surprise - I loved it. You are good at this!

Anndi said...

Dr John: I try and surprise people when I can. Thanks for stopping by.

Ron: hehehe... I had a vision! LOL

Melli: This happens to me a lot with this challenge. I'm enjoy this quite a bit.

Brian: No there isn't.. well, nothing you can do alone. Thanks!

Akelamalu: Thank you my dear. I like twists and turns.

Lu: I'm starting to, Thanks!
Glad you liked it.

Dianne: It did help! It's like therapy.

Dana: Thank you my darling Queen. You know, writing helps chase the black clouds away. *hugs*

Carletta: I'm so sorry to hear you've been under the weather. I get migraines but never for so long. Feel better dear heart. Thank you, I'M glad you liked it.

Bond said...

Nice job again. I always told you that you had a talent for writing...

Anndi said...

Bond: I think it takes more than short paragraphs to make me a writer, but it helped me take mind off some hurt... and that was a good thing.

Mimi Lenox said...

Hope you're feeling better Anndi.

Turnbaby said...

Loved the end. I too hope you are feeling better.

Anndi said...

Mims: I am. Thank you for your kindness.

Turnbaby: You would love a twisted ending LOL. I'm getting better.