Saturday, March 28, 2009

Wordzzle #56

Photograph by Vanessa V. Kilmer © March 22, 2009

To see the directions and other players, visit Raven.

Ten word challenge: partition, imagination, salvation, mirror image, green power, highway, roasting marshmallows, serial killer, autograph, cartography

Sean the Vampire, part two (the story continues from here)

It must have been his imagination, but Sean smelled roasting marshmallows. Ghosts rarely ate sweets, so maybe fresh blood could be had behind the partition of the next building.

Green Power sounded like a store catering to the newest fad to come down the highway. Instead of seeing recycled products behind his mirror image in the shop window, Sean saw the autograph of a famous serial killer.

Next to the John Hancock, a sign read,

"We specialize in the cartography showing where this butcher lives."

Sean entered the establishment searching for a map. Maybe feeding on evil men could solve his dilemma and be his salvation...

Mini Challenge: cell phone, Big Mac, panther, legendary, poets corner

Talking on his cell phone
feeling very much alone
with a drive through Big Mac
as an afternoon snack
no longer a sleek panther
just a stodgy old banker
dreams of being legendary
gone on a wisp so airy
his own hope's mourner
to be in Poets Corner.

Mega Challenge: partition, imagination, salvation, mirror image, green power, highway, roasting marshmallows, serial killer, autograph, cartography, cell phone, Big Mac, panther, legendary, poets corner (written with the words in the order presented.)

The partition of Juniper's imagination prevented her from going insane. Salvation came in many forms and the thoughts in her head were the mirror image of what went on in her daily life.

She worked for a company called Green Power. Her job consisted of walking down the highway near her home looking for people roasting marshmallows. A sure sign of a serial killer, burnt puffed sugar was like an autograph of guilt.

Juniper's cartography abilities allowed her to send directions via cell phone to the office, where her boss, Big Mac, took notes. He used her information to stalk his victims like a panther, a legendary hunter.

Or this was just an hallucination in her brain's poets corner.

All 15 words in one sentence:

The legendary Big Mac sat behind the partition in The Poets Corner, talking on his cell phone to his mirror image, Serial Killer, in the band, Green Power, about the salvation of running down the cartography highway of his imagination regarding their new song A Panther Roasting Marshmallows which would surely lead to someone wanting his autograph.


  1. I loved the mini poem and the 15 words in once sentence was genious!

  2. Loved your poem, glad Sean the vampire has found some peace. (Have you read Anne Rice's books? You would probably love them if you haven't.) I think it's very funny that many of us have now tied toasting marshmallows to serial killing. Great wordzzles!

  3. Wow! Were those the same words I got? You did incredible things with them -- and in what looked like an effortless manner. I loved that poem.

  4. I'm not a poet, but I see you are. I just write whatever comes to mind. I know, I'm an awful human being.

  5. the poem is brilliant!! some many of us boomers can identify with that

  6. The single sentence flows wonderfully! And I love the phrase "an autograph of guilt" in the mega. Great job!

  7. That wasn't Marshmallows that Sean smelled; it was Ghost Toasties' body odor.

  8. I like the poem, the words work so well here, and you certainly has this gothic-ness in your writing, is gothic-ness a word?

    anyway, thanks for your visit

  9. Good stories and I really like all the words in one sentence.
    What this world needs is more evil fighting vampires.
    the poem was well done and different.

  10. Nessa excellent I really liked them all especially the poem. Very nice work :)

  11. Sorry I'm so late to comment. Poem rocks.

  12. @Tom and Icy That is my new Marshmallow Cologne that I bought at Hal's Club!
    Sean the Vampire is a chum from the Curmudgeons' Club. We had a big confacce there last night. That's also the word verification.

  13. Akelamalu: The poem was fun.

    Raven: Yes, I’ve read her stories. I like the witch ones best. I did think our similarities interesting.

    Quilly: Thanks. You did an excellent job yourself. I can’t wait for the continuation of your mystery.

    Anonymous: I’ve seen you around all over the place. My mind makes me bad, too.

    Dianne: Yeah, that’s what the second half is for.

    Sara: I liked it too. Thanks.

    Tom: Do they make a deodorant for that?

    Lissa: Love dark and spooky.

    Actonbell: Sort of Junglebook.

    Dr. John: Evil fighting Vampires and the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde of our age.

    Thom: Thanks.

    Bettygram: It looks unanimous.

    Richard: Never too late.

    GT: So glad your vaporous self could join us.