If you'd like to check out some of the other participants in this fun little weekly challenge of word usage, please go by and visit Raven. You'll be glad you did.
The words for the week: gouged, symmetrical, Spanish moss, ATV, parallel parking, Luscious, origami, amphibian, turkey, gravy train
And for the Mini Challenge: pouring rain, mastiff, church bells, wedding dress, stock car races
I created the shortest ten word story I think I've ever done. I generally have a hard time controlling the urge to ramble on as I write, but thought I'd try a condensed version for a change. Here goes:
Luscious Leftwater the self appointed amphibian origami master gouged symmetrical lines through the Spanish moss as he practiced parallel parking his ATV. "Taking my driving test tomorrow is going to be like riding on the gravy train," he said. "Don't be such a turkey Lu," his friend replied, "now focus and try again."
And now the mini, which is just a slightly longer the previous one:
Bonzo was a mammoth sized bull mastiff with a bad case of the slobbers. His master had to leave him in a makeshift kennel in the back of his pick-up when the gate attendant at the stock car race told him there were no dogs allowed inside the stands. Not wanting to be caged, Bonzo broke free and ran through pouring rain, across the dirt parking lot following the sound of distant church bells. Like a beast possessed, he barreled through the doors and charged up the isle to the alter. The guests jumped to their feet and gasped in horror as Bonzo shook wildly, flinging mud and mucus all over the brides wedding dress.
I'll be looking forward to a much quieter week coming up. Should have the time to do some catching up with you all then.