Saturday, March 28, 2009

It's Hard Out Here For A Wordzzler

Ten Word Challenge : partition, imagination, salvation, mirror image, green power, highway, roasting marshmallows, serial killer, autograph, cartography

Mini Challenge: cell phone, Big Mac, panther, legendary, poet’s corner

Time once again for RAVEN’S Wordzzle. Isn’t it amazing how Saturday rolls around, it’s like it happens every week.

Mini sentence: I can’t believe I came up with one. I try each week and it never happens.

TMZ caught former Black Panther and legendary rapper Big Mac Mofo shouting into his cell phone at a recent performance by on again/off again girlfriend Rhi Rha Ro at the LA rap club Poet’s Corner.

And the Mega ...

Mac Morgan aka Big Mac Mofo was speeding down Highway 101 after a long night at the clubs. Getting home and spending the weekend with his girls was his salvation. He caught himself smiling in the rear view mirror; his imagination took him to roasting marshmallows Saturday night after helping his oldest daughter with her cartography homework. When had map making become a subject for Middle School? Mac shook his head, his youngest was studying the impact of green power on the California coastline. She might be his mirror image in terms of personality but at 10 she was already much better educated than he would ever be.

The partition of Mac’s two lives was impenetrable. Although his past as a Black Panther was legendary and his present life as the granddaddy of rap was infamous Mac made sure neither persona touched his children. His ex-wife had tried to paint him as worse than a serial killer but he had won joint custody of his girls and he intended to keep it.

Mac’s cell phone rang, he hit the speaker button on the dashboard and the car filled with the sound of giggling. “What are the two of you doing up at this hour”. He tried to sound stern. “Waiting for you Daddy, we’re going to make you breakfast.”

The night of battling autograph hounds at Poet's Corner and arguing with his agent melted away as Mac turned into the driveway and saw his girls waiting in the doorway.

31 comments:

maryt/theteach said...

Dianne, thanks for your good wishes about my ankle! Great Wordzzle - haven't had time for it - I miss Raven.

Fandango said...

Now that was beautiful. My glasses almost fogged. I just love happy endings.

Dr.John said...

Dang dragon. I never know when it will show up.
I liked the mini sentence . But I really liked the longer story. You integrated the words into the story seamlessly.
Well done.

Raven said...

Awww...... I like a sweet story. Brava on the single sentence. Well done!

Cherie said...

That was lovely and sweet. And congrats on the mini sentence! :)

Dianne said...

mary - I know what the ankle feels like, rest up!

fandango - I thought dragons had perfect eyesight ;)

dr john - dragons are like that. I'm glad you enjoyed the story

raven - It reminded me of Reverend Run although he never had a checkered past

cherie - thanks!!

Akelamalu said...

Aw Big Mac wants quiet life with his girls now - that's nice. :)

Quite a few of us used Big Mac as a nickname - great minds and all that eh? :)

Bob-kat said...

I don't know how you do it! You are so creative! :) I love both but the mini was inspired!

Lisa said...

You are truly amazing.
What a wonderful ending. What daddy wouldn't melt with two girls waiting up for him? awwww...

Travis said...

I like this a lot. Even though this is fiction, I like to imagine that more celebrity lives are like this outside of the red carpet.

quilly said...

I have seen some great writing today, but so far I think you did the most seamless job of writing a coherent story and using all the words perfectly. If I could vote with the dragons, I'd give the Wordzzle Award to you!

Richard said...

Very much liked the parental side of the rapper. Wonder if his lyrics will reflect his love of children and fatherhood. That's a rap song I might be willing to pay to hear.

Great story.

aims said...

Having started off my early morning with Dr. John's wordzzle over at his fortress...well - this rather nicely finishes my blog reading for the day.

You turning out your lights tonight girl?

Dianne said...

akelamalu - I'm only half thru reading all the wordzzles and yes, I have noticed Big Mac as a name - we are indeed great minds ;)

bob-kat - thanks!! I struggle to find one word that speaks to me and then the rest comes

lisa - I felt the need for a happy ending :)

travis - I like to imagine the same, and I think it might be so

quilly - thank you! how kind!!

rich - having lived in the projects when rap was starting it does have a lot of roots in true stories - original rap anyway - some of the newer kids just don't get it

aims - I'm so glad you enjoyed :)
I doubt I'll go dark for an hour although I think it's a great idea for large buildings - I'm looking forward to seeing a darkened NYC
we turn things off and down all the time

Thom said...

Awesome Dianne. I love the names you gave your characters and the words were terrific. How sweet to have daughters waiting at the door :)

lissa said...

very nice use of the words, they all fit together so well, I do like the devoted father and you give him an interesting background

Nessa said...

Your sentence was very topical. I like the ending of your story.

Melli said...

I liked the way the mini lead into the mega... and I LOVED the mega! What a great story!

bettygram said...

Great job on the sentence. The love a father for his children, with a complicated life was such a nice story.

Jeff B said...

I wish more celeb family stories were more like this one. Very heartwarming.

Carletta said...

Loved your story! Rap singers for the most part aren't my cup of tea but you made this one a normal loving Dad!
Your single sentence was superb!

Daryl said...

Like how cool are you Mama!

Ivanhoe said...

I wonder where the inspiration for the mini challenge came from ;o)
I, personally, would kick his behind, pack up my things & leave, never looking back. Ahhhh... the young ones have to learn their lessons on their own, don't they?

Great job!

Reb said...

Well done!

Bond said...

Weird, I came by earlier and left a comment...

HI DIANNE!

Your Wordzzle's are always top notch

Dianne said...

THANKS EVERYONE!!

I appreciate all of you reading my silly story and your kind comments

Ivanhoe - I WAS thinking of Rhianna and my advice to her is - if they hit you once, they will hit you again - leave and don't look back!!

Bond said...

WAVES....HI DIANNE

Jew Wishes said...

This sounds like fun!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

LOVE this story, Dianne.....I just marvel at how you always get in all the words and it is such an interesting story....I'd kive to read more about these people....He certainly is a larger than life character---And, so devoted to his children. The Beginnings of a book or screenplay here?

Anndi said...

My Chicklet inevitably heard of Rihanna being hit. I have a policy: if she asks a question, I don't BS her. So I filled her in saying we don't know all the details but giving her the basics. She just shook her head and said: "girls deserve better".

Yes, they do.

San said...

BRAVO. Great job, milady.