Saturday, August 16, 2008

Wordzzle #26

Time for another round of Wordzzle fun. Please go by and visit Raven for all the details.

I skipped the mega this week. I was having a heck of a time making anything legible out of the word combinations. I did manage to put together the mini and the ten word, both with a bit of sinister undertones. That's not typically my writing style, but hey isn't that part of what these exercises are for? - experiment and have fun right? Well good, bad or ugly, here are my offerings for this week.
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Ten Word Challenge: exponentially, Nightshade, braces, impossibility, the beginning of time, barracuda, playful banter, delve, automatic, bewildered

And for the Mini Challenge: fragment, hemoglobin, insipid, flourish, juxtapose


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The Ten Word

The leader of the not so infamous Nightshade gang, Darth Mater, found it a near impossibility for people to take him serious when his teeth were clad in those shinny braces. Ever since the beginning of time, or at least the begging of his time, he'd wanted to be revered with fear, but was finding it exceptionally difficult to accomplish when every one's automatic reaction to seeing his braces-puffed lips was, "He looks like a barracuda!"

Still he delved deeper and deeper into the dark arts, somewhat bewildered that they thought their not so playful banter would go unchecked. He had already formulated his plan, and when they least expected it, they would all pay for their sneers and jabs.


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The Mini-

Bryant's words were spilling out in fragments. Inside his head he knew exactly what he wanted to say, but the state of his condition had taken its toll, making speech nearly impossible. The microbes in his hemoglobin were flourishing and multiplying at an alarming rate. He looked up at Roger with pleading in his eyes as he tried to formulate the words that would save his life. Try as he might though, they just could not leave his lips. His colleague looked down at him and said with an insipid tone, "Quite the juxtaposition, eh Bryant? The spores that you developed are now surging through you own veins."

The last sentence confirmed his suspicions. He knew it was only a matter of time now before he would die a slow and agonizing death, and his lab partner who'd warned him of the terrible consequences of developing such a disease was now the one exacting his revenge.

13 comments:

Jay said...

Good think Darn Mater never met Bryant the mad scientist. You know he would have used those spores in some evil way.

Great evil Wordzzling dude!

Raven said...

I love jay's comment! That would be something.

I think these are both really great. They are terse and complete and create fully developed characters/stories in very few words. Well done.

Kimmie said...

Mater??? Is that like a Tater Mater? ;-)

Great Job this week! Very evil indeed.

I did the Vanity Wordzzle again.

Hugs,
Kimmie

katherine. said...

I really admire how you do these...I need more discipline.

Jeff B said...

Jay- I should have used that as my inspiration for the mega.

Raven- Thanks, and I can't wait for you to take over the sord selection again.

Kimmie- Bingo! Tomato=nightshade=mater (as in ta-mater)

Katherine- With your gift of writing, you'd be a natural at these.

Carletta said...

Hi Jay,
I came from Raven's to check out your wordzzle.
Terrific.
I'm amazed at the ten word so concise pargagraph. Great job.
The second reminds me of the Hulk. :)

Dianne said...

I like your darker side ;)

you really delivered very pulled together stories

I especially like the mini - I'm a sucker for revenge by bio-meds.

Jeff B said...

Carletta- I wasn't thinking about that at the time, but you're right, it does have a "Hulk-ess" ring to it.

Dianne- Thanks, I may try some more of this style again sometime.

Sandi McBride said...

Wasn't Darth Mater in a Bond movie? He sounds familiar...and did anyone give Bryant a dictionary for his birthday so he needn't ask what the hell everyone was talking about? You done good...again!
Sandi

Akelamalu said...

Ooooh dark and sinister - I like it! More please. :)

Travis said...

Sometimes the words just naturally head in a sinister direction, don't they?

Nice job!

Matt-Man said...

It sucks to be Bryant. Juxtapose...I love that word. Cheers Jeff!!

Jeff B said...

Sandi- I don't think Ian Flemming ever wrote him in, but he could be a good villian. Ha, now there's an oxy moron...a good villian.

Akelamalu- I'm toying with continuing the story with next weeks words.

Travis- These did lend themselves to that.

Matt- Yah, when you're having a bad day, just remember, you could be Bryant instead.