Saturday, June 28, 2008

Let the Wordzzle Flow ...


Two bloggie mentions before we get to the Wordzzle.

IVANHOE is celebrating her 100th post. Please take a moment to say congratulations and read her 100 list. She’s done a lot of interesting things and traveled to some very cool places. Ivanhoe gave all her readers a gift for her 100th. It’s right there at the top of my sidebar. Thank You Ivanhoe.

Our Wordzzle Mistress (sexy!) gave me the lovely Scribe award also there at the top of my sidebar. Thank You RAVEN! When you guys go over to check out her Wordzzle and all the other entries please peek in on her awards post and tell her how much she deserves the two awards she received this week. She hates that LOL

And now let the Wordzzle flow …

Ten Word Challenge: fabulous, aristocrat, tricycle, soft summer breeze, cat litter, silver-tongued devil, curtain rod, lilacs, Abraham Lincoln, garbage can

Mini Challenge: strangle-hold, revelation, dormancy, tripod, space cadet

I did something new with the mega. I continued a story! I’ve struggled with that in the past but Finola seems to speak to me.

The first part of Finola’s journey is HERE.

The further away from the school she got the better Finola felt. If the old jalopy she had stolen would just go faster than a tricycle she’d feel fabulous in no time. Finola giggled to herself, that silver-tongued devil Mr. Bugley thought he had a strangle-hold on being clever. Hah! It had taken her no more than a moment to get his car keys away from him. Now here she was, well on her way to the mountains. She had a brochure for Dormancy Estates and a road map. Once she found the Abraham Lincoln Expressway it would be an easy trip. The estates had been abandoned years ago and Finola was sure she could stay there for days without being found.

A soft summer breeze wafted in through the open windows. It smelled of lilacs. Such an improvement over the tiny room she had shared with Adele the Arian Aristocrat. Stupid, silly bitch; and her miserable old cat Space Cadet! What a pair they were. Adele had never cleaned Spacey’s cat litter and poor Finola drifted off to sleep each night with the smell of cat piss permeating her nostrils. Lilacs were certainly an improvement. Having never driven before it came as a revelation to Finola that if she switched gears the car would go faster. She was having a hard time keeping her foot flat on the gas pedal. The seat was stuck so far back, it appeared to have a curtain rod or a tripod wedged against it from the back to keep it upright.

Speed was crucial to Finola now. She needed to put distance between her and the hand grenade she had dropped into the garbage can by the school’s entrance. In her confused anxious state Finola could not remember if she had pulled the pin.

And my 10 word:

Adam Abraham Lincoln sat by the window in the club’s tiny crowded dressing room. He always made sure to get in early so he could feel the soft summer breeze on his face. He kept a vase of lilacs on the vanity to help fight the fierce combination of scents coming from the alley – tonight the house blend was day old garbage can full of food scraps and cat litter. Adam was well into having his face on when Sol the Silver-Tongued Devil burst into the room. “Would you believe I tripped over a rusty old tricycle? What the fuck is a tricycle doing back here!? And why aren’t the curtains drawn? Every crack head in town can watch us change”. Adam was used to Sol’s pre-show antics. “I’d close the curtains honey if there were any to close, the curtain rod has been down for weeks; we’re not exactly handy now are we?” Sol laughed, Adam always eased his jitters. “No dear I suppose we’re not, but we are the most fabulous duo the Aristocrat Club has ever seen”.

And the mini:

Mad Max was mourning the long state of dormancy within the robotic space cadet program. It had a strangle-hold on his dreams of universal domination. Max was well into his second bottle of Scotch when he had a revelation. If he stuck the program director’s severed head on a tripod

31 comments:

Akelamalu said...

Oh Dianne you are just so amazingly good at these! I just love them, especially the way you carried on the story from last week. :)

Raven said...

All wonderful as always! I hope we get to continue Finola's adventures? Did she pull the pin on the hand grenade? Will we ever find out? Tune in next week...

Hope you get your big project finished quickly so you can enjoy your weekend.

Jay Simser said...

Wonderful as always. Now perhaps we will have two soap stories going. Finola and the Salamander Sisters. By the way Finola Hughes is back on General Hospital - I love her almost as much as I love your writing.

Casdok said...

Very clever!

Ivanhoe said...

All this attention about little moi - how very sweet of you, Di! Thank you and enjoy your weekend!

Dianne said...

thanks akelamalu! I'm pretty happy with the continuing story too, especially since I didn't think I could do it.

raven - I think I'm going to try and keep Finola's story going for a bit - I really love her.

jay - I adore Finola Hughes! she's such a strong, sexy character. and a spy!!

casdock - thank you!!

ivanhoe - 100 is a big deal and you were so sweet to give all your faves a gift on YOUR anniversary.

Richard said...

I sense a theme here from previous stories. Something akin to the weather underground of the sixties. Escape and hand grenades, my, my, my!

And who or what is waiting up in those mountains?

Loved it

Rich

Dianne said...

oh wow Rich, the weather underground! now that's a hell of a plot twist. I love the way you think.

bobbie said...

Yea! You continued Finola's story. Hope that will continue to happen. Love your little stories.

magnetbabe said...

I love Finola! She's twisted, in a good way.

Jay said...

Oh wow! Not only did you continue your story from last week, you STILL did the big wordzzle and the mini-wordzzle! I thought about doing that, but it was beyond my talent level. haha

Great stuff Dianne! Clever and interesting as always!

Tammy said...

You blow me away every time with these. WONDERFUL!!!

Dianne said...

bobbie - I think I'm going to keep Finola going for a bit ;)
I like her and I'm glad you do too.

magnetbabe - she is!! thanks.

jay - your talent has no bounds! I've just hated this work project I'm doing so I needed to be creative. Glad you liked it!

tammy - thanks!!! you're always so kind to me :)

the walking man said...

Dianne there really isn't anything to say that hasn't already been said...so simply said "Thanks for killing a few minutes of time with Fionas continuing escape."

Clarence said...

Oh god, what's that about a director's severed head? What has Mad Max been up to?!

I love Finola. She's v. cool. Looking forward to reading more on her. :)

Kim said...

I'm baaaack! And boy am I glad! I see you're just as awesomely great at Wordzzles as you were when I "left"! Another great Wordzzle entry!

Odat said...

I'm loving Finola too! Is she going to make it to the grenade??????

Peace

Dianne said...

mark - it's always good to have murdered a few minutes on something fun and easy, it soothes the cluttered mind.

thanks clarence - Mad Max was just a silly sentence. Finola on the other hand I'm starting to think is real! lol
I hope you do another wordzzle next week - I really liked yours!

kim - welcome back!! and thanks

odat - it's so cool how many people like Finola

San said...

Great job on all three!

Love the humor of the ellipis ending in the mini. And your fabulous, Aristocrat Club duo are a stitch too. That Finola on her way to Dormancy Estates--I do wonder if she pulled the pin.

Daryl said...

Great job, Dianne! And the award is much deserved ... your blog is (my new word) Blog-a-licious!

:-Daryl

Charlene said...

nice writing and good use of those wordazzles~
~~~PLAWYK~~~~

Charlene said...

nice writing and good use of those wordazzles~
~~~PLAWYK~~~~

the teach said...

Dianne, you've hooked me with Fiona's travels... and I love the gory 5-word wordzzle - I just watched "Sweeney Todd." Talk about gory...! Yikes! :)

Singing Bear said...

Dianne: Thanks for visiting my blog and for your kind words. I shall take some time to read yours and please accept my apologies for not finding you before now. I'll get back to you.

Bear.

Dianne said...

san - thanks so much for such thoughtful comments

daryl - thanks! I'm so glad I found your blog too.

thanks charlene!!!

singing bear - there's so many wonderful links everywhere, it is impossible to find everyone :)

Dianne said...

mary - I got out of order!!
I'm glad you like Finola and I'm getting excited about continuing her story. I loved the gory one too!thanks!!

ETK said...

Wow, Dianne - those are all amazing. I love seeing the three together - each so different yet using the same words. Wow.

I really hope we get to continue the Finola story and I did like the head on a tripod. :)

Dianne said...

thanks etk! the head on the tripod just made me giggle - I suppose that says something about me ...

Matt-Man said...

Does Sir Walter Scott ghost write her blog posts? Cheers Di!!

tt said...

If I ever get another female pet...her name will be Finola!
I love that you're continuing her story.....of course that means I'll have to wait to see if she pulled the pin...right?? ughhhh..
missin' you!!

Dianne said...

matt-man - there's all kinds of ghosts round here.

tt - I loved the photo of the pink flamingo hanging out of the car and I'm honored that you came by while on vacation.
miss u too!!