Saturday, March 21, 2009

The First Wordzzle of Spring

Ten Word Challenge: humanity, shadow, ricochet, wrong, pluralism, mathematics, personhood, printing press, ink spot, choral society
Mini Challenge: kingdom, take names, best seller, three times, inner demons

Pithy Pluralism was the new head of the Cholera Choral Society. She had come to the small Texas town from a village in the United Kingdom to help the group become the first American choir to win the prestigious Personhood Award. The award was bestowed upon the one choral society that best exhibited its commitment to humanity through its music.

Pithy was at the printing press creating the new program as the choir begun arriving for practice. The former head of the society, Missy Mathematics, was always first to arrive. True to her cheerleading and beauty pageant roots Missy immediately ran across the room to hug Pithy. This sudden exaggerated gesture of fake friendship caused the ink cartridge Pithy was filling to ricochet off her hand leaving a huge ink spot on her silk blouse. “Oh I’ve done something wrong again” Missy squealed. Pithy assured her that the permanent damage done to her expensive garment was not a problem. “I’ll just wear it only at night Missy, people will think it’s a shadow, don’t bother your pretty head over it.”

Pithy was rescued from Missy by her assistant Evan Devine. “Let’s get organized people” he called out, clapping his hands. “If we’re not ready to begin in 5 I’ll take names and it will not be pretty.” He joined Pithy in the corner as all the others scurried to get in place. “I see Missy’s passive-aggressive inner demons caused another accident” he whispered, eyeing the ink spot. Pithy laughed. “I guess it’s not as bad as the day she accidentally backed into my car – three times.” Pithy was laughing so hard she had to hide her face in the freshly printed programs. “What will you take away from all this grief if we don’t win?” Evan asked. Pithy took a deep breath to stop the laughter and exhaled slowly.

“Win or lose I’m writing a best seller about Missy and the girls.”

Happy Spring Everyone. Stop by RAVEN’S PLACE to read more Wordzzles.


Thom said...

I do believe that Pithy will have a definite best seller on her hands. Poor Missy..she tries so hard :)

Thom said...

And Dianne...great use of all the words. I thoroughly enjoyed this story.

Sylvia K said...

I agree I believe Pithy will have a best seller, too! You are good! Fun read!

Fandango said...

WE hope they win.
How could anybody back her car into another's three times. You humans are so strange.
We will be giving out an award to the tastiest or the best wordzzle of the day around 6:00.

bobbie said...

Wordzzle is a great way to start the day - and Spring! Yes, I am sure it will be a best seller.

Happy Spring, Dianne.

Raven said...

First wordzzle of Spring and a grand one it was! I love Pithy's name and her attitude.

Akelamalu said...

Aw how kind Pithy was to Missy (gosh that was a mouthful to say without sounding as though I have a lisp!)after her clumsiness. :)

Dianne said...

thom - thank you :)
I think Missy tries a little too hard

sylvia - ex-cheerleaders in a Texas town! what could possibly go wrong ;)
I'm so glad you enjoyed, thanks

fandango - we humans are strange indeed ;)

bobbie - thanks!! so glad you start your day with me :)

raven - thanks!! I like Pithy too

akelamalu - ahhhh yes! the Pithy/Missy mess is quite the mouthful - hehehehehehe

Travis said...

That made me smile!

Finding Pam said...

Dianne, that was a lovely story about the Cholera Choral soceity. I thought Pithy might be a little naughty, but much to my delight she was so gracious to Misty.

I enjoyed your story and you were right, we were on the same page about our stories.

Take care.

Richard said...

Pithy pragmatically prognosticates, palpably performing perfectly, or something like that. As always, love the names.

Carletta said...

Well Dianne, you got the hard words all out in the first paragraph - well done.
I loved the story. Usually people in charge aren't as gracious and forgiving as Pithy.

lissa said...

love the name - Missy Mathematics - and you're quite good at using all the words

thanks for your visit

Cherie said...

"Pithy was at the printing press creating the new program as the choir begun arriving for practice..."

Did I detect a dollop of alliteration in the submition for the day? Lovely! :)

Roger said...

Awesome word dazzle! Hot momma!! :D