Saturday, August 29, 2009

Raven's Challenge 79

It is Saturday and time to play with words supplied by Raven's Wordzzle
This Week's Ten Word Challenge will be: records, impulsive, really cool, bread crumbs, angels, Sponge Bob, magical moment, back and forth, suffering, good fences make good neighbors
For the mini challenge: side effects are generally mild, clingy, rooster, samples, curiosity

A Mega Challenge
A Good Fence

Good fences make good neighbors
Building worthy of our labors
Keeps the old rooster in and the clingy dog out
But really cool ones are built stout
A magical moment and art does flair
And you will find Sponge Bob there
A poster with a message wild
“Side effects are generally mild”
But little birds go back and forth
To eat bread crumbs henceforth
impulsive curiosity tears them down
History records this with a frown
Samples of the things we do
Struggling in life to get though
Suffering angels decry those labors
Good fences still make good neighbors.

Usually we dragons being a bit lazy by nature write only one mega challenge poem. But this week's words from Raven upset us. Raven has gone from fifteen words to twenty nine , when you count them all. That made our use of the words yesterday in the flash 55 very difficult indeed. Then she included a five word phrase that made creating a poem nigh onto impossible. So we are upset and have created another poem to voice our discontent.


A Mega Challenge
Raven's Bad Words

Raven’s words are becoming wild
Side effects are generally mild
Impulsive suffering in the head
Back and forth and seeing red
Sponge Bob now a word becomes
Angels eating bread crumbs
And what in curiosity I ask
Is really cool about this task?
In a magical moment find a word
When the pot is really stirred
Clingy records that won’t play
Rooster samples yet the day
But when all is said and done and you have stopped your labors
Your still stuck with good fences make good neighbors.

The Ten Word Challenge
Dragons Are Like This

A number of you who have visited this blog have asked for more information about us dragons or should that be we dragons? When you speak and write forty languages you sometimes get a little confused on the word usage in one of them. But in response to your request I, Singing Weasel, am going to tell you a bit about us dragons.
Dragons are not impulsive but we are long suffering and believe in Angels. According to the records which make up our Holy Book we were created in a magical moment long ago. We were really cool before the term existed. We don’t build fences because we can fly back and forth over them. But we agree that for you humans good fences make good neighbors. We do like crazy names . The dragon down the street calls herself Sponge Bob. That’s short for Sponge Bobbie but still weird. We use phrases that have passed down from generation to generation like “ bread crumbs to donuts” even though we longer really know what they mean. But they sound right. We are older and smarter than any human on the planet. We can easily change size and we can become invisible. Some of us are even shape shifters and walk among you looking just like humans. Isn’t that scary?
But we do keep our Word and since the Great Accords were entered into we no longer eat people. That’s too bad because you were very tasty.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Flash 55

With a nod to Raven and Quilly
( This week's Raven's words were really, really less than wonderful -29 words)


Friday 55 Flash Fiction is brought to you by G-man (Mr Knowitall). The idea is you write a story in exactly 55 words. If you want to take part pop over and let G-man know when you've posted your 55.
Every week a nice lady named Raven gives us fifteen words and phrases to use in a story. Here we try to use those words and phrases in a flash 55.This week's words are: records, impulsive, really cool, bread crumbs, angels, Sponge Bob, magical moment, back and forth, suffering, good fences make good neighbors, side effects are generally mild, clingy, rooster, samples, curiosity

The Quick Cure

Doctor Sponge Bob of the Angels Magical Moment Society prescribed really cool bread crumbs dipped in rooster blood for people suffering from impulsive, clingy , curiosity who no longer believed that good fences make good neighbors.
According to records of samples passed back and forth the side effects are generally mild and very quickly pass over.

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And Now for something completely different. And we mean completely different.
First there is poetry- written well by a few experts. You know it when you see it.

Then there is poetic drivel- written by many. Lots of fun and often punny.

Then below them all is quivel.
The following is quivel.
It in no way even pretends to be poetry or drivel.
Instead it is something that looks like a poem, uses at least three of Quilly’s words.
In this case it is also a flash 55 quivel since it has elevel lines with exactly five words to a line. Click on the special words for definitions. Please, again, note this is a quivel it does not pretend to be a poem or even poetic drivel.

The Word Fight

Put an operiment on it
Or I will surely quit
Ambition made her speak thus
Raise such a foolish fuss
Pessundate my work you know
Leave no place to go
Her amarulence drives her now
Have to stop her somehow
Hitonious now this silly thing
Needs new song to sing
Let the past take wing

Quillly's words

It is a Quilly day. Time to take Quilly’s three words for the day and write a story.

Click on the blue highlighted words for definitions.
ambition; pessundate; & operiment-plus one other that we took from the vault at the Fortress of Dr. John- amarulence


Her failure to put an operiment on her amarulence not her ambition caused her glowing future to be pessundated.



It was his ambition in life to put an operiment over the amarulence that showed in his lapses in judgment before they pessundated his promising future as a politician.


A dragon without ambition causes amarulence on the part of hard working dragons who put an operiment over the emotion before it pessundates their image among dragons.

My amarulence toward him was exceeded only by my ambition to pessundate him but thus far he had kept a operiment on his activities

.All of the ambition that lead to his getting the new bike was pessundated by her failure to put the operiment on it before the rain and left him full of amarulence.

If you begin to use Quilly's words on your blog people will notice your ambition to increase your vocabulary. For some this will lead to amarulence but ignore them. They seek to put a operiment on everybody's growth. To let them influence you will only pessundate your growth.

So be brave, step up. Use Quilly's words.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Raven's Challenge 77

It is Saturday and time to play with words supplied by Raven's Wordzzle
This Week's Ten Word Challenge will be: blind panic, apartment, fleas, soap operas, cajun cooking, free and easy, legal, sangria, public school, new
For the mini challenge: class, calendar, keeping secrets, boring, fashion



A Mega Challenge
Pity the Teacher

A little sangria in a fancy glass
Adds just a touch of class
To my boring cajun cooking
So free and easy looking
No fleas in my apartment grand
Nor fashion either on hand
But soap operas I adore
Take me to a distant shore
Keeping secrets that will out
Blind Panic all about
Legal problems of every kind
And a guy whose almost blind
But for public school teacher me
Nothing new will ever be
My calendar always the same
That’s how I play the game
But someday I’ll find the man
Standing outside the plan
He’ll sweep me off my feet
Oh! When will we ever meet?

The Mini Challenge
Dragons in the Pot

Blind panic is not something we dragons usually enter into but this week we heard that the new Cajun cook in the public school used dragon meat in his Cajun cooking.
That would not be legal, of course, but that never stopped you humans before. You just love to eat endangered species and your very free and easy about how you interpret the law.
So we went to visit the new cook at his apartment which, by the way, has fleas. Did you know that guy watches the same soap operas as we do. He’s really not a bad chap. Over some very good sangria he assured us it was just a rumor. The school code would never allow it and the state inspector is always coming through.
We were so relieved. We aren’t good at keeping secrets and if he was cooking dragons we would have had to eat him.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Not Together

With a nod to Raven and Quilly
( This week's Raven's words were really less than wonderful -22 words)


Friday 55 Flash Fiction is brought to you by G-man (Mr Knowitall). The idea is you write a story in exactly 55 words. If you want to take part pop over and let G-man know when you've posted your 55.
Every week a nice lady named Raven gives us fifteen words and phrases to use in a story. Here we try to use those words and phrases in a flash 55.This week's words are: blind panic, apartment, fleas, soap operas, cajun cooking, free and easy, legal, sangria, public school, new, class, calendar, keeping secrets, boring, fashion

We dragons couldn't get together on these words and ended up with two 55's

Bad Cook Sally
Sally Sangria whose cajun cooking was first class was in a blind panic in her new apartment.She had been free and easy , not good at keeping secrets and now the legal department of the public school was after her like in soap operas. Her otherwise boring calendar listed fleas of fashion as a meal.

Life in the Soap
Of all the boring soap operas, she watched, "Public School Sangria" was the one with fashion. Now the new Superintendent was in a blind panic over fleas, in the apartment of the cook that did the free and easy cajun cooking and kept the class calendar. Legal warned him that keeping secrets could be dangerous.

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And Now for something completely different.
First there is poetry- written well by a few experts.
Then there is poetic drivel- written by many
Then below them all is quivel.
This is a flash 55 quivel.
Something that looks like a poem, uses at least three of Quilly’s words and has five words to a line for eleven lines. Click on the special words for definitions. Please, again, note this is a quivel it does not pretend to be a poem or even poetic drivel.


A Tadpole?
They called him a tadpole
Was he just her goal?
Viliorated was that his fate?
Then to be shown the gate?
But acquiesce to her demands
Traboccant fate in his hands
Mellifluous his time with her
Love feelings began to stir
Hitonious it all played out
Was there ever any doubt?
With her he was without.

More Words plus Two

It is a Quilly day. Time to take Quilly’s three words for the day and write a story.

Click on the blue highlighted words for definitions.

acquiesce; tadpole; & viliorate plus two others that we took from the vault at the Fortress of Dr. John -vellicle and traboccant

The owner could not acquiesce to having an older woman with a tadpole on each arm , looking like vellicles keeping her from falling, for despite her beauty it still vilorates the restaurant.

The vellicle on which the tadpole hung vilorated his freedom and certainly it did not acquiesce to such traboccant treatment.


The traboccant fungus vellicle on his face vilorated his appearance and yet he would not acquiesce to having it surgically removed by the tadpole of a Doctor..ed


The Supreme Dragon , when only a tadpole of a dragon was captured and attach to a vellicle which caused him traboccant viloration on his leg and was never acquiesced to.

.My good tadpole here would never do anything which would vilorate my good name or to which I would not acquiesce as his trabbocant concern for me is as strong as the hold of a vellicle on a key.


If you begin to use Quilly's words on your blog people will notice your traboccant intelligence .
Little tadpoles will desire to grow up speaking like you. It certainly would not in any way vilorate your reputation. But we would not use a vellicle to keep you here.
So please acquiesce to their use.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Raven's Challenge 76

It is Saturday and time to play with words supplied by Raven's Wordzzle

This Week's Ten Word Challenge will be: superlative, flea market, falling leaves, disinformation, who was that masked man?, keeping kids out of trouble, I'm a believer, bonnet in the attic, staff, generation.
For the mini challenge: deep in the forest, government, charming, heirlooms, flabbergasted

A Mega Challenge
From There to the Flea Market

Keeping kids out of trouble then
Not so hard when men were men
Deep in the forest green
Rode the masked man lean
Who was that masked man they said
As the mighty Lone Ranger fled
A generation long gone by
Never ever asked why
No government to check his tax
No one asking for the facts
The bonnet in the attic now
Worn by her behind the plow
In the flea market down the street
Charming heirlooms often meet
Flabbergasted at what we find
Superlative stuff they left behind
Pictures of falling leaves
Staff hopes they will please
No disinformation in this place
I’m a believer in that grace
The past comes to life again
Free of our modern pain.


The Mini Challenge
High Temple Stuff

This week we want to tell you of the Dragon High Temple. This is the oldest and most important temple of the Dragon Lodge. Here once a year the High Exalted Dragon lights the dragon flame, may it burn forever. The temple is found deep in the forest of a Northern Island. On the outside it is crumbling and looks like something that was given up long ago. In the Dragon accords where the dragons agreed to stop eating people the government made this an official National Relic and prohibited any entrance to the island. The island is well posted to keep visitors out. The last visitor was Greenbeard the Pirate in 1234, so called because he ate a lot of Kelp. He was flabbergasted at what he saw inside the temple. One look at the golden thrown of the High Exalted Dragon, one of our greatest heirlooms, and he began to drool. One look at Green Beard and his men and the dragons began to drool. Being a charming bunch they invited him and his crew to dinner. They were delicious with just a taste of Kelp. But enough history.
In the center of the temple is the high altar where the the High Exalted Dragon, may he live forever, once a year recites the dragon pledge in old Dragon speech. This is not spoken anywhere in the world at this time but ritual is ritual and you do what it requires. Understanding is not important , only the words are important., may they be spoken forever.

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Changing Times

With a nod to Raven and Quilly
( This week's Raven's words were really less than wonderful -33 words)


Friday 55 Flash Fiction is brought to you by G-man (Mr Knowitall). The idea is you write a story in exactly 55 words. If you want to take part pop over and let G-man know when you've posted your 55.
Every week a nice lady named Raven gives us fifteen words and phrases to use in a story. Here we try to use those words and phrases in a flash 55.This week's words are: superlative, flea market, falling leaves, disinformation, who was that masked man?, keeping kids out of trouble, I'm a believer, bonnet in the attic, staff, generation, deep in the forest, government, charming, heirlooms, flabbergasted



Changing Times
I'm a believer and have been since the charming bonnet in the attic was found at the Falling Leaves Heirlooms Flea Market deep in the forest but I'm flabbergasted at the superlative government disinformation on keeping kids out of trouble handed out by staff of a generation who never heard " Who was that masked man".

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And Now for something completely different.
First there is poetry- written well by a few experts.
Then there is poetic drivel- written by many
Then below them all is quivel.
This is a flash 55 quivel.
Something that looks like a poem, uses at least three of Quilly’s words and has five words to a line for eleven lines. Click on the special words for definitions. Please, again, note this is a quivel it does not pretend to be a poem or even poetic drivel.

The Con Man

The tortiloquy of the man
Selling all that he can
Let us to surely see
Montivagant gypsy he must be
No vultuous visage could hide
How to us he lied.
Specious arguments he did spin
Always he could only win
Intransigent until we caught him
Even then acting so prim
His future now is dim.

Quilly's Words Again

It is a Quilly day. Time to take Quilly’s three words for the day and write a story.

Click on the blue highlighted words for definitions.tortiloquy; montivagant; & vultuous

The vultuous appearance of the con man helped to cover his tortiloquy about his montivagant adventures.

The dragon court found the montivagant dragon guilty of tortiloquy despite her vultuous apperance.

The tortiloquy of the politician confused the vultuous , montivagant voter.



He hoped his tortiloquy and vultuous apperance would be enough to get the montivagant tribe to release him.

He had never intended to use his tortiloquy on the vultuous maiden but somehow his montivagant experience caused him to do it.



If you begin to use Quilly's words on your blog people will no longer notice your vultuous apperance. Your usual tortiloquy can not hide the fact that years of montivagant experience has had an effect on you.So I will rogiate the question " Will you use Quilly's words?"" Will you use Quilly's words?"" Will you use Quilly's words?"" Will you use Quilly's words?"" Will you use Quilly's words?"" Will you use Quilly's words?"
Better to use them , isn't it?

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Raven's Challenge 75

It is Saturday and time to play with words supplied by Raven's Wordzzle
This Week's Ten Word Challenge will be: reluctant, sacrilege, territory, humiliating, master of ceremonies, gesture, dirty deed, crumbling, thaw, token
For the mini challenge: official portrait, personal bank account, shoulder bone, unbearable, widow


A Mega Challenge
The Circus Man

Once above them he had flown
Till he broke his shoulder bone.
Humiliating was that fall
A dirty deed to end them all
Widow to be cut the rope
He had been such a dope
Now Master of Ceremonies tall
Joined by the clown so small
Gestured with his token rod
In the circus he was God
His official portrait made back when
The little circus toured Berlin
Unbearable to look at now
Still he took his usual bow
Crumbling round him was the tent
In personal bank account made a dent
Sacrilege his life became
Into it came still more rain.
The economy would have to thaw
Or from this territory he’d withdraw
Reluctant still he went on
Hoping for a bright new dawn.

The Ten Word Challenge
Sacrilege

According to the Grand Master Dragon who is also the master of ceremonies for the big talent show, the crumbling Dragon Temple has been desecrated. Somebody has stolen the eternal flame token of the dragons eternal existence. He is reluctant to accuse anyone of committing this humiliating sacrilege but the Temple is located in the same territory as the High Temple of the Salamanders. He sincerely hopes that Phrog and company were not involved in this dirty deed as relationships between the two groups had begun to thaw in the light of recent gestures by both camps. He hopes it was a deranged polar bear upset by Global Warming and incorrectly believing the dragons responsible. Such a bear had been noticed in the area. A full scale investigation has begun.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Flash 55 - The Portrait

With a nod to Raven and Quilly
( This week's Raven's words were less than wonderful -22 words)
Friday 55 Flash Fiction is brought to you by G-man (Mr Knowitall). The idea is you write a story in exactly 55 words. If you want to take part pop over and let G-man know when you've posted your 55.
Every week a nice lady named Raven gives us fifteen words and phrases to use in a story. Here we try to use those words and phrases in a flash 55.This week's words are: reluctant, sacrilege, territory, humiliating, master of ceremonies, gesture, dirty deed, crumbling, thaw, token, official portrait, personal bank account, shoulder bone, unbearable, widow

The Official Portrait

Dirty Deed Thaw Sacrilege, master of ceremonies and territory Governor, posed for the official portrait despite the unbearable pain in his shoulder bone. The rich widow who contributed much to his personal bank account had demanded this humiliating token gesture. As reluctant as he was his kingdom was crumbling and he really needed her help.

And Now for something completely different.
First there is poetry- written well by a few experts.
Then there is poetic drivel- written by many
Then below them all is quivel.
This is a flash 55 quivel.
Something that looks like a poem, uses at least three of Quilly’s words and has five words to a line for eleven lines. Click on the special words for definitions. Please, again, note this is a quivel it does not pretend to be a poem or even poetic drivel.
Self Centered

The Why? rogitated inside him
Leaving thoughts so very grim.
Solipsistic all his life he
No answer could he see
Nequient to look at facts
Not fitting his mental tracks
Murklins his life was spent
Living in his little tent
Risible his life would be
But for you and me
But this he can’t see

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Quilly Words

It is a Quilly day. Time to take Quilly’s three words for the day and write a story.

Click on the blue highlighted words for definitions.
rogitate; solipsistic; & nequient




I will rogitate the question, “Does your stupidly solipsistic attack on Palin indicate that you are nequient in any real knowledge” , until I get an answer.


Phrog has driven us to rogiate on when this solipistic war of words will end since it seems we are nequient in the art of compromise.


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Rogitate on why Quilly finds such useless words is something I do in my solipistic manner because I have always been nequient in this skill.



Being both of a solipistic manner and nequient in the art of getting to the point I rogiate the same question.

Because he lived a solipistic life and nequient in finding God he rogiated the question “WHY?” after his baby brother died.



We feel a need to warn you that if you don't begin to use Quilly's words on your blog you will discover that you are nequient in word art. This is probably because you are a solipistic person who thinks he is the center of everything. So I will rogiate the question " Will you use Quilly's words?"" Will you use Quilly's words?"" Will you use Quilly's words?"" Will you use Quilly's words?"" Will you use Quilly's words?"" Will you use Quilly's words?"
Better to use them , isn't it?

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.