Saturday, 25 July 2009

Saturday Wordzzle

Once again, I only managed a mini and a 10-worder. Go to Raven's Nest to find out what the heck is going on.

Words to include: riverboat, procrastination, drank, demons, invisible, candle, enough, film stars, summer job, computer For the mini: general demeanor, surprisingly, masked man, reach, standards

The Mini
He was a masked man of the old school, you know? His general demeanour was surprisingly threatening given he was only four feet ten. When he robbed you, you knew you were being robbed by a hoodlum with standards. Yes, sir, just because he could hardly reach the counter top didn’t mean you could mess with him. See this? He gave that to me when I was working security for First National. Damn near shot my kneecap off. I'm not complaining though, if it’d have been one of these young drugged-up punks like you get these days, they’d have been carrying me out of there in a pine box. Yep, standards.

The 10-Worder
So, after a few weeks' procrastination, Harold got himself a summer job at the Riverboat Inn. This came as a bit of a surprise to the rest of his fellow demons, as infernal folk generally did not do well in customer service jobs, preferring instead to make a living in the computer industry where their particular talent for tormenting mortals to distraction were richly rewarded (who do you think came up with the Microsoft paper-clip?) . Harold, however, knew that many famous film stars drank at the inn and he was an avid follower of Lolita LaChaise, rising young starlet and heroine of the cult movie Invisible Candle. Sure enough, in she came one night. Harold plastered on his friendliest smile.
"And what can I get for Madame tonight?" he asked.
"I'd give my very soul for a properly mixed vodka martini" she purred.
Harold's grin widened...


  1. That Harold is one tricky demon. Great job on both.

  2. I laughed out loud at the infernal folk & customer service jobs - that was hilarious. Maybe I'm a demon & don't know it? I am really BAD at customer service too!

    You're right - I think I would enjoy trying this. I'll check it out once we FINALLY get moved into our house - one more week!

  3. I enjoyed both the mini and the 10-worder, especially the 10-worder. Funny and clever.

  4. I liked the stories, particularly the one with the demon. Last week's stories were good, too.

    Stephen from Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

  5. These were excellent ---and finally I know where that #*!!$# paper clip came from. I have a Mac and never had to deal with it ---and then I got a job about 8 years ago ---and on my PC it was impossible to make it go away. About a month before I left the company, i got a new computer without the #*!!$# thing.

  6. They are both fabulous. I just loved the first one. You just don't mess with short robbers.
    I can just see the smile on the face of the demon in the second. Well done.

  7. I liked both stories, but the demon one the best.

  8. He he - i loved the one about the four-foot bandit: wonderfully told.

  9. lol!...... I never tire of reading your stuff! I love the tiny bandit, I can imagine him perfectly... bravo! bravo!... good to see you're keeping busy with the music too !-)
    Our international super group is getting closer to reality!... hehehehehehee! cheers!


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