Saturday, August 1, 2009

Raven's Challenge 74

It is Saturday and time to play with words supplied by Raven's Wordzzle
This Week's Ten Word Challenge will be: fair warning, hormones, journalism, philanthropist, burgeoning, running the bulls, saturation, tossed in the towel, whine, indelicate details
And for the mini: hard labor, lurid, quick fix, sizable contributions, trumpet

A Mega Challenge
Television News

Sizable contributions to burgeoning chests.
Journalism that fails all the regular tests
Fair warning isn’t always fair
Leaves the honest hanging there
Trumpet stuff that isn’t news
Like running the bulls in purple shoes
Lurid hormones on the loose
Killing the proverbial goose
Indelicate details we want to know
Makes the story grow and grow
Gone is the hard labor of years ago
Replaced by the whine of reporter ego
Philanthropist tried a quick fix
Tossed in the towel and said nix
Saturation of the airways with junk
On this stuff we are drunk

The Ten Word Challenge
Look Out Salamanders

The High Dragon Council met on the same day as running the bulls took place. They issued a stern but fair warning to Phrog and his salamanders to stop trying to spy on the dragons. Until they discovered the spying they thought that Phrog had tossed in the towel and all hostilities were ended. Some on the High Council felt that such saturation spying was in itself an act of war.
One of the female dragons that worked in the journalism department of the High Council was accused of working with the spy but the indelicate details are being withheld until they can be verified. She is said to have whined there was no spying just a matter of hormones.
To make matters worth the philanthropist who is the largest giver to the High Council has announced that unless this burgeoning conflict can be worked out he will cease his support.
Phrog does not know how lucky he is that he doesn’t have to be the leader of dragons.


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  2. Running the bulls in purple shoes? That's a great line! I thought hostilities with Phrog had died down too...Ah well, makes for great wordzzle fodder! Well done, dragons!

  3. Thanks for taking the challenge. Deleted though, for some people have called that spam.

  4. Television News is very true. Smart dragons.

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  5. Rabbit, Rabbit!

    Oops, almost forgot to wish you well. Don't eat them today though.

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  6. Great poem this week! Spot on. I hope you and Phrog can work things out. I'm so very fond of both of you.

  7. Frandango once again you have mastered these words. Phrog is a pain to you. I so hope you get it settled. Too bad there's not a Junk TV folder LOL.

    Rabbit, rabbit!

  8. I guess Blaming things on hormones is a good cover-up/ great story.

  9. I thought the poem was very good. The story was good, too. Will there be a trial for the dragon that helped the spy?

    Stephen from Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

  10. I thought that feud ended last week.

  11. Oh You dragons drive mad and happy at the same time. Insist on calling me a spammer and fire will get out of my mouth.And another dragon will be out there, everywhere--- So be careful with this sweetie little thing I say I am!
    Thanks a lot for your contribution which this time I will not delete. Instead post it, though as yours of course... Copyright and all. :-)

  12. Great dragon !! Nice post too..Thanks for sharing..I am now your follower..Unseen Rajasthan