I was going to try and combine my Wordzzle with KAY’S new meme about the 7 Deadly Sins but it just didn't work. This week's sin is Lust and I could not make these words work with Lust. I will be posting a Lust entry during the week so stay tuned for what I hope is a good (and true) story.
And now we return you to our reguarly scheduled Wordzzle.
Netflix, mortgage, skunk, flagrant, the New York Times, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, perpendicular, geometry, crabby, shoveling snow
pragmatic, crystal ball, laundry, safflower oil, Gregorian chants
Penelope Perpendicular and her cousin Prudence Pragmatic were spending a cold wintry day together. The original plan had been to have an exciting day in the city but an overnight snow storm left them stranded at their uncle’s cabin in the woods.
After doing chores like laundry and dusting the cousins were tired and crabby. Penelope had already read every section of the New York Times and Prudence had watched all the movies she had ordered from Netflix.
“Let’s explore Uncle Greg’s study” Penelope suggested slyly. Prudence, being the more responsible cousin, resisted. “No one has been in there since Aunt Greta died, I don’t think we should.” Penelope was already at the door to the study. “I’m going in with or without you Pru.” As always Prudence followed.
With windows on all sides the study was bathed in the light from the sun shining on the snow. Penelope went to the giant desk that sat by the largest window while Prudence began to rummage through the book shelves. “Did you know the cabin was paid off this year?” Prudence asked. “There’s a framed copy of the mortgage here. Remember when Uncle Greg was worried about losing it? Aunt Greta’s medical bills cleared out all his savings.” “I remember how much he hated tutoring those dolts from the middle school in algebra and geometry for extra money.” Penelope said as she open and closed desk drawers. “He would sit in here late at night listening to those dreadful Gregorian chants and staring into this paperweight. I asked him once if that helped, he told me he was hoping the paperweight would become a crystal ball, a crystal ball that could tell him how things would turn out.” Prudence was glancing through copies of the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy series “It was a dark time for him.”
“There is nothing interesting in here” Penelope said. “It’s getting depressing. Let’s go outside. The sun seems very warm.”
Penelope and Prudence spent an hour shoveling snow. They had cleared a path between the cabin and the shed when Penelope’s shovel hit something hard. “It’s probably the grave marker we made for that silly skunk” Prudence said. “The one we called Flagrant Foul. Remember him? We treated him like a cat. Aunt Greta said she had to stop making safflower oil since he used the flower bed as a bathroom.” Penelope was barely listening as she dug deeper through the cold earth. Her actions were becoming more and more frantic. Prudence became alarmed. “What is it? Why do you look so horrified?”
Penelope stared down into the deep hole she had made. In a very quiet voice she said “It’s Aunt Greta.”
Stop by RAVEN’S for more Wordzzle.
And go to KAY’S and check out the 7 Deadly Sins. I think it's OK to post any time during the week. A new sin is posted each Friday. Since the meme just started there's plenty of time to get in on the sin.