Saturday, December 12, 2009

Raven's Challenge 92

It is Saturday and time to play with words supplied by Raven's Wordzzle
Words for this week's 10-word challenge are: sugar, mortgage, logical, roller skates, outlandish, Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus, cumberbund, unexpected, photo album, scarecrow
And for the mini:tomatoes, turtles, basement apartment, circumference, make my day

A Mega Challenge
Newspaper Adds

Beautiful woman wants sugar daddy
One with an outlandish Caddy
Basement Apartment people need not apply
They just don’t qualify
Have large mortgage need to pay
Come make it go away

For sale my roller skates
And my set of weights
Unexpected bargains these
By them won’t you please.

Statue of scarecrow with sitting crows
New wife says out it goes
It’s logical to assume
A real bargain does here loom.

Fresh tomatoes from the farm
In a basket that will charm
Make my day and buy two
Special price just for you

Live turtles with circumference fence
Raising them makes good sense
Photo album pictures there
Show that you really care
Cumberbund –used just once
Used by a real dunce
Help pay my alimony
Cut down the acrimony

A DVD of a movie with no flaws
Yes Virginia , There is a Santa Claus
Film will make you cry
I’m not sure why

The Ten Word Challenge
The Great White Dragon

You humans might think it logical that our little dragons wait for Santa Claus just like your children do. But they don’t. So phrases like “ Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus “ have no meaning to us. Instead they wait the coming of the great White Dragon.
The Great White Dragon wears what looks like an outlandish comberbund but is really a container for the sugar scarecrows he gives the children. Our children do love those scarecrows. There is not a dragon family photo album that doesn’t have a picture of a happy little dragon with a sugar scarecrow.
The Great White Dragon also gives what is called “ the unexpected gift”. You never know what this will be. One year he gave roller skates. There is no funnier picture than dragons on roller skates. If cameras had existed then they might have made a movie and sold it for enough to “pay off the mortgage “ ( pay off the mortgage is a dragon idiom taken from you humans and it means to pay all we owe.)
The origin of the Great White Dragon is lost in antiquity but the legend says that he was the only albino dragon to ever live. He was picked on and made fun of as a little dragon. When he grew older he decided he wanted to help children have a better childhood than he did so he went around helping little dragons to have more fun in life.


  1. Why is it that reading dragon history always leaves me feeling so good? This stuff should be bottled and sold.

  2. I love the dragon histories also. Can the White Dragon visit me?

    Six Random Words

  3. The story of the White Dragon is indeed a feel-good-one. :) Sugar scarecrows and unexpected gifts sound like fun!

    Good advertisement poem, too!

  4. Haha, what a great poem! Very evocative of the eclectic miscellany one gets in the small ads. You dragons must have been reading a lot of human newspapers!

    I love the Great White Dragon and his sugar scarecrows! I'm glad dragons have his visit to look forward to.

    I'm really enjoying the dragon history and folklore.

  5. Excellent work as always. I love the story of the Great White Dragon. The unexpected gift. What a nifty idea.

  6. Excellent my friend. I love the Dragon history :)