March 22, 2008

Wordzzle / Game 7

I'm getting ready to watch the game tonight. After being robbed of the equalizer in the very last second of yesterday's game, I am still outraged, and my team better win!

Besides. I read today that a "specialist" team of technicians have been looking at the time board, and they have come to the conclusion that there is NOTHING wrong with it... which means some asshole decided to push the button on purpose to start the buzzer just as FBK got hold of the puck in the corner. I'm sure there will be repercussions, but the result will stand.

Game 7 - winner goes to the semi finals, loser ends the season. I am jacked up for this event tonight! Wish me (and my team) good luck!

Anyway. Quickly threw together Raven's Saturday Wordzzle Challenge, and I hope you'll enjoy reading these really short little stories. The idea behind Wordzzle is to write a story, and you need to use the words she has chosen for us. It's a little tricky at times, but a fun little challenge. Check her blog out to see who else played.

Here are the words we had to use this week: horse shoe, antique chest, marigold, lunatic, science fiction, Oregon, previously, 10 billion, google, tree hugger

And here's my story:

Marigold ran for her life.

She felt like a character in a bad science fiction movie. The odds must've been 10 billion to one that the lunatic chasing her would google her name in his quest to murder every tree hugger on the planet.

She had previously put an ad on e-bay, selling her old horse shoe and an old antique chest, and while speaking to a man from Oregon who was interested in bying, she had told him of her love of mother earth.

And now she was chased down the streets by this raving madman.

Marigold ran for her life.

Short and (?)sweet(?). There was a mini challenge too. Only five words to use in that one, and for some reason I found that one harder to do.

These are the five words: pardon me, feather duster, gathering storm, furthermore, magnolia blossoms

And the story:

"Pardon me."

The hispanic maid at the Magnolia Blossoms hotel put her feather duster down and looked at the man who spoke to her.

"Sir?", she felt uneasy about his presence. Didn't really want to speak to him. He looked like a homeless man to her.

"There's a gathering storm out there. I need a room for the night."

"I no have room. Room is in lobby, speak to man in desk, yes." Her english was not the best, and furthermore she needed to finish cleaning up. She wanted the man to go away from her.

"I'll do that. I'll speak to the man at the desk".

As he turned to walk away, she noticed something in the mirror... he wasn't really there at all.

I'll get back to you all with Funday Sunday tomorrow... I hope I'll be in the right mood to do it after tonights game!

Oh, and yes! Have a happy Easter!


Raven said...

I love the cartoon... and the wordzzles, especially the first one. Thanks for playing.

Leighann said...

The evil genius strikes again!! :)

Anonymous said...

You did a great job as always!! I hope you team wins... and the comic at the bottom.. LOL!! That decorated egg would so be me!! I am such a tramp and did not even know it!!


Jay said...

Great job! You went with the REALLY short story this time! LOL

I actually played this week.

Good luck to you team tonight.

Sparkling Red said...

Hilarious cartoon. Good choice!

And good work on the Wordzles. :-)

Happy Easter!

Casdok said...

Great Wordzzle!!
Happy Easter!

Akelamalu said...

Those are great! I love the twist at the end of the second one - he's a vampire???!!!!!

SnoopMurph said...

Hi R.E.H.-just reading all the Wordzzle entries. The first one struck me as here in AZ-there are some frightening stories of Craigslist crazies...never thought about eBay too.

Anyway, I will stop by again!

Tequila Mockingbird said...

if i was an egg, id probably be a spotted one (due to all of the freckles). probably with glitter AKA stripper dust on me too.

i think you would be a green egg, maybe with some stripes.

Dianne said...

great stories REH, I loved the second one - spooky and kooky.

I hope you enjoy the game and don't need blood pressure meds for it ;)

love the cartoon! an old boyfriend and I painted ourselves as eggs one Easter. I'm sure I looked ridiculous!

R.E.H. said...

Raven: Thanks. And, thank you for hosting ;)

Leighann: Evil genius = madman ;)

Single In The City: What did happen to you during spring break? Now you're a tramp? What was it you were arrested for anyway???

Jay: Yeah, had to do it short cause I was headed out to watch the game... WE WON!!! YEAH!!!

Comin' right over to read yours!

Sparkling Red: Thank You. And have a wonderful Easter!

R.E.H. said...

Casdok: Thank you, and a Happy Easter!

Akelamalu: Thanks. Yeah, I kinda hinted at the vampire thing... had to give it something that would resemble an ending ;)

Snoopmurph: Welcome to the madman's realm ;) Love your name by the way.

Yeah, it is something I've considered a few times - how easy it is to access information on the internet, and how some people do use that information in bad ways.

Tequila Mockingbird: Yeah, I think you'd be a fiery orange top half, green bottom half and lots of glitter - of course LOTS of glitter ;)

Dianne: Yes, I loved the game - we won 3-1 easy peasy! On to the semi-finals starting Monday.

Please, tell me you have pics of you and your man as Easter eggs - I wanna see!!! ;)

Kim said...

Great wordzzles! Very cool!

I hope your hockey team wins tonight! (I clicked on the link and had my husband watch it...he's from a small city north of Boston and has been a hockey fan since he was a kid and played street hockey with the neighborhood kids.)

Aunt Jackie said...

Very well played! I might have to check this out sometime... The wordzzle. I haven't done that.

Yes cute cartoon, we have the same taste yes?? :)

R.E.H. said...

Kim: Welcome! And, thanks.

Yeah, my team WON! Fantastic game too - and surprisingly enough there wasn't much fighting going on - I thought it was going to get ugly ;)

Oh, I remember playing street hockey as a kid... that was a lot of fun!

R.E.H. said...

Aunt Jackie: Yes, we do have the same tastes in a lot I've noticed ;)

You should try the Wordzzle out - it's fun.

Jay said...

Hey dude ... Just to let you know, I started over from scratch on my PFC and will be posting it Sunday night/Monday morning.

Knight said...

Ha. Tramp.
Whoever touched the buzzer early should be jailed.

tt said...

Interesting that you used the word 'madman' in one of your stories! Hummmm..
Great short usual you totally rocked it.
Loved the cartoon too.
I feel better now that I've read you today. ;)

Naughty Lakota said...

Leaping into the room!
I needs my goodnight kiss pretty please if I'm not too late?
Post = good, cartoon = funny, Lakota = kiss... 'kay?
Thanks, you da best REH!

Anonymous said...

Happy Egg Day!

Spiky Zora Jones said...

Wha-hey...I've tried to get here but security would nlt let me get here...Hum, They are slacking...that is a good thing.

Hope you have a fab Easter.


R.E.H. said...

Jay: Awesome! Can't wait!

Knight: He should! Jailed or not - he would do good locking himself up, there are quite a few people who would like to take his scalp right now...

TT: Happy to make you feel good ;) And, I did have a little private chuckle as I put the word madman into that one!

Naughty Lakota: Kiss? Absolutely! *smack-a-doo*

Unsigned: Happy Easter! Beware the Bunny! ;)

Spiky Zora Jones: Welcome inside!

What do you mean security wouldn't let you in though? Everyone should be able to get in here... ?

You have an awesome Easter too!

Dana said...

Now you know, when you say "short story" I get in a comfy position and get reasdy to read. These were great, SHORT stories!!

Best of luck to your team tonight (or was that last night - I don't know what day you are on!)

Karen said...

Awesome. I love the cartoon. The Wordzzles were great too. :)

R.E.H. said...

Dana: Thanks. Didn't mean for you to get comfy for such a SHORT read ;)

The game was last night - and WE WON!!! ;)

Karen: Thanks. Glad you liked 'em.

Jill said...

A short ghost story!
A tramp egg?Funny!

R.E.H. said...

Jill: It may be the shortest ever ghost story.

Guilty Secret said...

He he loved the little cartoon!

And you did great at that wordzzle challenge... the first on was inspired!

R.E.H. said...

Guilty Secret: That's a cute little cartoon. And, I'm glad you liked the wordzzle stories - thanks :)

Jill said...

Better check it out, your name might end up in the Guiness book of records!

R.E.H. said...

Jill: I should write them a letter!