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Saturday, November 7, 2009
t's Saturday, so it's time to publish the Wordzzles! The blogger is taking a break this week, but Kit and Charly are in their usual stride, with just a bit of mischief in Kit's. To play with us it is simple. Write a short paragraph, poem, story with the 5, 10, or all 15 words Raven provides. On Saturday, you publish and link to her. Raven can be found at Raven's Nest.
WIthout further ado, here they are:
In the Enchanted Gardens Amusement Park, the CHARMING VICTORIAN garden was in bloom. Flowers of all shades were aglow as the sun was setting and the fragrance was beyond belief. Off in the distance a TOWER could be seen and the sound of a train returning to the entrance bringing patrons back for the park would soon be closing. Off to the side under a tree near the RAILROAD TRACKS sat a cat. Spice, the resident cat whose coat was SALT & PEPPER in coloring. He was known as a daredevil in the cat world and as such, was using up his 9-lives with abandonment. As the vibration on the ground got stronger, old Spice moved closer to the tracks. As he sat, his tail swished side to side watching in anticipation of the arrival of the train. While waiting to make the mad dash across the tracks, he recalled the story of his uncle who had also been a daredevil and had met his fate from just such an action. The train coming around the bend drew closer and was sounding the whistle. He heard a dog's bark in the distance between the whistle sounds. As he positioned himself to dart in front of the train, he could hear his mother's voice 'CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT!'....Did it? Not this day. Spice turned his head just as the train was approaching and saw that the dog was practically upon him..being more afraid of the big, hairy dog looming before him than playing adventurer, he turned, tucked his tail, and scooted up the tree. He might be a daredevil, but he didn't like dogs; especially big ones.
They say, 'curiosity killed the cat',
but, I'm here - to tell you true..
This week's words - almost 'killed' Kit,
as she wrote them - for your view..
For, like the lady - who sits at the hearth,
in the lovely and - charming Victorian home..
Kit sat and stared - out of her tower-window,
wondering where - the rhyming words had flown.
But, like the trains - on the railroad tracks,
keep chugging along - this poem will soon be done..
And, if her salt & pepper hair - just turned silver,
What the heck, she's had - a bit, of morning fun..
So, when life throws you - 'hard' words or curves,
don't let them get you down - or worry what others think..
Accept results and know - you did the best you could,
Just as Kit did with these words - that truly 'stink'.
Words for next week's 10-word challenge are: officer, candid, drowning, turtles, sugar-coated, prospecting, shame on you, reclinder, luggage, brains
And for the mini: paragon of virtue, cats-in-the-cradle, swamp, sprinkles, garbage