9 June, 2010 Somehow I seem to have fallen out of fictional inspiration lately, having difficulties finding the time and inspiration to focusing my mind on it. It is still my hope and intention to some day get back to the Wordzzle game and finish off The Slumber Party Mystery story.
The Slumber Party Mystery Chapter 38 - Going to Church
Adam Challenge awoke on Sunday Morning still feeling kind of frazzled and on edge. In spite of this he decided to go to church. There was no telling yet how much the rumours of Friday's events - or Saturday's for that matter - had spread around the village, but church would be the right place to find out about all the juicy gossip. He might just as well take the bull by the horns! As he went outside, he tried his best to put on a sprightly manner. The bees were already busy buzzing around in the gardens and it looked as if it was going to be another warm and sunny day.
Since William had been working at the back of the store all Saturday, handling staple goods, with no one to talk to but his boss who wouldn't listen, he too decided on Sunday morning to go to church. If the news was not already spreading on its own, he intended to help! After all, he had not only been a principal witness, but even taken active part in the events, saving the Brigadier General's house from burning down!
As Adam approached the little wooden church with its crackling white paint, he saw a quartet of women outside who were all patients of his. He would get his earful of gossip alright. He noticed however that their attention was not at the moment directed towards himself. A little red sports car had just driven up in front of the church, and out stepped a young woman in sunglasses, wearing a white skirt and black top. Her hair was neatly tied back; but around her neck she wore a sparkling diamond necklace. This was something he had not counted on. Miss Diana Haven had obviously come to the same decision as himself, about facing the crowd rather than just stay at home wondering.
This is a blog where I wrestle with attempts at fiction, and participation in challenges like Wordzzles.
The Slumber Party Mystery
The Slumber Party Mystery is an ongoing story which is based on the Saturday Wordzzle Challenges from the blog Views from Raven's Nest. Each Saturday, Raven provides 10+5=15 words and/or phrases, which you are supposed to weave into a context. You can use either the 10 words, or just the "mini" 5 words, or all 15 together as a mega challenge, as you please.
I have been partaking since April 2009; my first entry based on Raven's Challenge # 57, and originally published at my blog The Island of the Voices.
I did not really have in mind to make it an ongoing story, but somehow it turned into one. From Challenge # 90 onwards, I decided to move the whole story (previous episodes copied) to this blog instead.
If you are new to the story, or feel that you have lost track of it (I don't blame you!), there is a summary.