Monday, September 13, 2010

One Word Says It All

Joanie
So, I was sitting here on a rainy Saturday cleaning up some tasks before revising a synopsis I’ve written. A synopsis made up of words.

Words?

Hmmmmm…..

So I latched onto my trusty Google (I do NOT like their new process for searching.) and looked up word games. Word association! What a fun challenge for our Lair, both writers AND readers!!!

So we’re going to do a little experiment. I’m going to start by posting the first word. The winner of the GR will take that word, put it in a sentence then post the next word. Yes, ya’ll will have to find the last comment to get your word and …there will be some overlap but how fun to see how different people think!!!

(I was going to do ink blots…put that scared me :-0 )

The poster with the most original sentence wins a ten dollar gift card from Borders. So gang…let’s go. The first word is BALLOON….

66 comments:

Linda Henderson said...

I hope he is mine.

Linda Henderson said...

I was walking along the bay when I looked up and saw a balloon flying overhead with a chicken attached to the cord.

Next word COLANDER

Anna Campbell said...

Linda, congrats on the rooster! I think he needs a day off. Nancy had him working really hard! And then Nat's twins tormented him for a whole day! Poor bird is almost wondering whether a life of virtue is better than his current nefariousness! Nefariety?

Anna Campbell said...

OK, JT, have I got the rules right? I need to make up a sentence with Colander in it? Oh, well, here goes...

The chicken was using a colander as a safety helmet - silly bird, it's full of holes!

Next word: Ballerina

Daz said...

The safety helmet that the ballerina had to use as part of her costume for her upcoming performance did not fill her with delight.

Next word: UMBRELLA

Daz said...

Linda, have fun with the rooster. Do not let him take advantage of you and run amuck.

Kim in Hawaii said...

But the ballerina borrowed an umbrella and the wind blew her up to the chicken flying overhead with the ballon.

Next word: Biscuit

(still thinking about Tim Tams)

Daz said...

*picturing a helmet wearing ballerina carrying an umbrella floating in the sky next to a flying chicken attached to a balloon* ... oh if only I could draw but the best I can do are stick figures.

Anna Sugden said...

When the chicken tried to peck at the ballerina's umbrella, she threatened to serve him up with biscuits.

Fun game, Joanie!

Next Word: Submarine

Helen said...

Well done Linda have fun with him

Joanie this is going to be lots of fun

So the chicken and the ballerina with the umbrella and the colander decided to look for biscuits in the water and found a submarine to play on

Next word egg

Have Fun
Helen

barb said...

congrats Linda

the submarine was so hot as it was the middle of the day and the sun was shining down they were able to fry eggs on the top that they found in the tower


Next word Mermaid

Maureen said...

Milly the Mermaid was not happy since she had plenty of other things to do besides looking for her runaway dolphin.

Next word Fairy

Anna Campbell said...

Hey, I'm having fun with this! Great game, JT!

Joan said...

Hey Linda!!! Congrats on getting the chook...but then...it appears he made a quick escape with a balloon LOL

Joan said...

Hmnmm....Anna...how did it get filled with holes? And...silly rooster...doesn't he know you use colanders to drain noodles...that you serve with CHICKEN??!!

Joan said...

Wow Daz, having just attended the ballet Sat. night and the way the ballerinas "tippy toed" I'd think the colander costume difficult to hold onto. LEAP, LEAP, CLUNK

Joan said...

Now Mary Poppins is a ballerina? LOL Good job Kim!

Joan said...

Ahhhh...Anna S. A southern cooking ballerina!

It's breakfast time over here...I'm now craving hot, buttered biscuits!

Hmmm...maybe the GR and Madame Dances with Colander could float by and bring me some?

Joan said...

Wonder what the defense department will say when they find fried egg on their submarines?

Joan said...

Awww...poor Milly the Mermaid.....I guess dolphins can be as capricious as kittys....who are currently shreading my newspaper

Joan said...

Little did Milly know that her dolphin had been taken to the Fairy Humane Society off the coast of Ireland.

Next word: Pint

Susan Sey said...

Good morning, Joanie! What a great idea! But for me--as my brain is utterly fried what with the beginning of the school year & proposals & whatnot due (something you're quite familiar with, I'm glad to see)--I won't impose my version of creativity on anybody today.

:-)

But I did want to say YAY YOU for putting together your irish proposal! I love that story & am looking forward to it getting into submission!

Joan said...

Waving excitedly to my duckling, Susan!!!

I can't wait for YOUR next book so....I'll wait patiently outside the cave door for you...

flchen1 said...

Milly flew to Ireland immediately, only to discover that the entire staff of the Fairy Humane Society was off having a PINT or five at the local pub.

Next word: DIRT (that's what's outside my window) :)

Nancy said...

Linda, congrats on the bird!

Fedora chose "dirt," so . . .

Ermingarde the dragon digs into the DIRT to find a cool spot in the summer.

Next word: dragon

Fun game, JT!

Terry Odell said...

I popped in to tell Anna Campbell I'm enjoying Captive of Sin (delightfully autographed in gold at RomCon). And now I see I'm supposed to make up a sentence using Dirt.

From my WIP - Mrs. Fitzsimmons was the town champion when it came to dishing dirt.

And do I get to choose the next word? If so, I choose Dictionary.Com's word of the day:
TITTLE

MsHellion said...

It was clear that Sir George didn't know TITTLE about DRAGONS, being he passed by three of them without recognizing them for what they were.

Next word PERAMBULATE

hrdwrkdmom aka Dianna said...

Since Sir George didn't know TITLLE about DRAGONS, the dragons he passed by decided to PERAMBULATE to a place where they would be appreciated.

next word Homogeneous

Janga said...

With dolphins and dragons and faries and mermaids and ballerinas, the world of Fantasie was becoming quite homogenous, but even so none of its inhabitants were prepared for the appearance of Walter, the Were-Duck.

Next word:BODACIOUS

Cassondra said...

Oh, I was too slow!

I like yours better Janga.

Walter the were-duck had a bodacious beak.

Cassondra said...

Next word----feathers

TerriOsburn said...

But Walter's bodacious beak was nothing compared to his golden feathers.

Next word: Serendipity

Suzanne Ferrell said...

Really, TerriO? Serendipity?

Having golden feathers kept the Chinese chef in the next building from cooking Walter, so his feathers were heavy, but true serendipity for him.

Next word: Precarious

Trish Milburn (Tricia Mills) said...

But those heavy feathers put Walter in a precarious situation since the black market for heavy were-duck feathers had recently heated up.

Next word: laundryt

Trish Milburn (Tricia Mills) said...

Oops, ignore that "t" on the end of "laundry".

Nancy said...

Is it bad I haven't yet done the LAUNDRY from DragonCon?

next word: knight

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Fun game Joanie!

And way to go on capturing the GR, Linda. I hope he isn't giving you too much trouble. Just guard the chocolate and liquor! ;-)

'Twas laundry day in the Lair and Sven ordered everyone to hang the wash outside to take advantage of the lovely sunny fall/spring day.

Next word is calorescence (I opened the dictionary and that was the first word I say)

AC

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

OOPS! Nancy and I were composing at the same time...
Doing the Knight's laundry involves Brass-o!

AC

Anna Campbell said...

Hey, Terry, cool on Captive of Sin! Thanks for letting me know!

Snort? Janga, a WERE-duck??? You gals quack me up!

Becca Dale said...

Oooo I wanna play too.

Fortunately for our ducky friend, dragon fire had hardened his feathers to armor but when he shifted to his human form a strange calorescence emanated from his skin.

Next word: Superfluous

Kim in Hawaii said...

Aloha! This morning I wake up to very funny sentences ... I haven't stopped laughing at the introduction of the submarines!

I power walk along the Pearl Harbor channel each morning, where the majestic subs come and go. Sometimes the sailors are "manning the rails" on the tiny crow's nest. I'll make sure they know to look out for balloon floating chickems, umbrella flying ballerinas, and possible egg bombs!

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Hey Becca,
I'm not being superfluous when I say, "Way to use calorescence!" and work in the were-duck too!

I am in awe!

AC
P.S. the next word is PIQUANT

TerriOsburn said...

Walter the Were-Duck found himself smack in the middle of hunting season, but escaped the roasting pan due to his reputation for being piquant.

Next word: inconvenient

Gannon Carr said...

While Walter the Were-Duck found hunting season inconvenient, he took advantage of the situation by looking for his future mate.

Next word: HUBRIS

jo robertson said...

Cool, Joanie, I love word games!

Congratulations, Linda! Maybe the rooster can help with your sentence. On second thought, I'm not so sure he's good at cerebral games LOL.

Hilarious game, Joan! Oy vey on the big words.

My sentence: Hubris has been the fall of many an arrogant male (female) who thought he could go his own way without others' help.

My word is SLICK!

Nancy said...

Guys who think they are SLICK are really just oily.

Next word: hyperspace

Anna Campbell said...

Nancy, oily guys should be blasted into hyperspace.

WORD: Quantum

Pat Cochran said...

Those arrogant, oily fellows should
be forced to consider a quantum leap
in personal knowledge!

Pat Cochran

Pat Cochran said...

Forgot my word: superlative.

Pat C.

Helen said...

And the superlative chicken rang along the beach chasing the waves

Longing

Have Fun
Helen

Cassondra said...

He looked out over the incoming tide and had the worst longing to see Milly the Mermaid again.

Cassondra said...

Oh...word..

cunning

Helen said...

The cunning chicken spotted Milly The mermaid and drooled

New Word Desire

Have Fun
Helen

Joan said...

LOL, Walter the Were-Duck??? LOL

Ya'll are doing amazing. I have these vivid pictures of Ducks and egg bombs and balloons over submarines...

Ah, Milly the love of his life, thought Walter. It would take great cunning to snatch her from the clutches of The Society for the Study of Amphibious Tittles....

Halcyon

Joan said...

Helen and I crossed internet paths, lol

Christine Wells said...

But the halcyon days of their love was over and all he had left was this pulsing desire...

Throb

catslady said...

And the start of a throbbing migraine but he was sure the were-duck, or solphin or ballerina, or chicken or Milly the Mermaid or the dragon would have a cure.

next word foil

catslady said...

that was "dolphin" lol

Suzanne Ferrell said...

Of course who knew the "cure" would include a helmet made of tinfoil to keep out the alien voices?

Next word: petulant

hrdwrkdmom aka Dianna said...

The duck and the ballerina both became quite petulant when the wind picked up and they were blown off course and could no longer follow the submarine.


Next word Nefarious

Anna Campbell said...

But little did Walter and Milly know that the nefarious groper wanted a nefarious grope of a mermaid who had interesting tittles.

Word: Facetious

Louisa Cornell said...

I say in all earnestness that none of this is the least bit facetious as I saw this entire adventure on HBO last night in a series called True Blood of Mad Men Who Are Closers of Weeds Named Dexter starring Richard Armitage as Walter the Were Duck and our own La Campbell as the ballerina of the colander helmet with Joanie as the submarine commander and her two kitten crew with their dragon chef Irmagard. The GR, of course, played himself.

Next word : Bathycolpian

catslady said...

And I thought putting facetious was hard to put in a sentence.

We all know Milky the mermaid was showing off her bathycolpian figure to attract GR.

word: tasse

Joan said...

LOL Louisa...but man....can you imagine the litter boxes inside a sub?!!!

Ya'll have come up with some fantastic words and unique sentences. Cricket, Grayson and I will have to mull them over. Watch over the next few days for the winner announcement!

Joanie's next word.... Nighty Night

flchen1 said...

"Nighty night," whispered the GR as he gently closed the cover of the latest creative efforts of the Banditas and buddies.

Anna Campbell said...

Wow, Louisa, that's one bodacious sentence. And I don't even know what bathycolpian means!

Ha ha! I just looked it up. Deep bosomed. I suppose our mermaid could be bosomed of the deep?