Update

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.

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Raven's Wordzzle Challenge #91



Raven's Wordzzle Challenge #91

edge, haven, sunglasses, sprightly, telling, frazzled, juicy, quartet, tied, necklace
bees, crackling, wooden, staple, earful

(Words this week provided by Argent)

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.

8 comments:

  1. Wow, Diana certainly knows how to make an entrance, doesn't she? It's interesting that you have church as a hotbed of gossip - so true in my experience. I'm really enjoying this story and look forward to more.

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  2. Love it! All we need is Officer Skittles...

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  3. Yes. Where is poor officer Skittles? All this time and I still don't know if we even have a mystery. You hang on to us with great writing but we don't go anywhere.

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  4. Couldn't you kill somebody or blow3 something up. Tjese great characters aren't going anywhere.

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  5. Better to face the music with your head held high I say! :)

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  6. The story might seem to some readers of impatient nature (like dragons) to move along rather slowly. May I remind you though, that although in the reader's life 8½ months have gone by since we began, in the story only 1½ day has yet passed! Time in the fictional world is a strange thing...

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  7. That's a great response! It's funny how, because we write and read these things in bite-size chunks over many weeks, we get the feeling lots of time must have passed. I keep falling victim to that illusion in my own story when planning out the next bit. I have to keep reminding myself that only a few days have elapsed in story time.

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  8. Interesting that they went to church for the gossip.

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