Another week, another word game . This is the invention of the marvellous Matt Mascarenhas and you can find the rules on his blog page at http://miblodelcarpio.blog.co.uk/ . Basically , the object of the game is to write a story or article using all the winning words from todays Countdown TV programme .
Well , todays words were the usual strange assortment but this is my effort ............
The words are ;
JOKED , PHRASES, COUGAR, WIZENED, METALS, DARTING, NAILED, HOUSES, RATIONAL, QUESTION, TONGUE.
Aloha Baby .
" Don't get eaten by a cougar !" Were the very last words he said to me .
We had laughed and joked about the question of our holiday . I wanted to go camping in the Rockies and he wanted to go to Hawaii . But , after the laughing came the shouting ..... the arguments !
That summed up our relationship nowadays , we never could have a rational discussion ! He would frown and scowl and his features became all wizened and I knew that was that . End of story !!
So I thought " Sod it ". If we can't agree , I will go my way and he can go to bloody Hawaii !
I told him my decision , with a few choice phrases for good measure and then I stuck out my tongue and flounced off ! Childish , I know , but so what , I'd had enough .
I phoned my best friend Lucy and she came over straight away . We were all excited and soon we were darting about , packing our rucksacks and tent . She's an artist , she sculpts with various metals and stuff. Really talented too , but as shes 'self employed' she can take time off at a minutes notice .
He watched us pack and laughed in a derisory manner . He was grinning and saying how marvellous it would be in the sunshine of Honolulu and how quiet too , without my incessant chattering . Funny sod ! I don't think he ever thought we would actually go . But , once we had the packing nailed , I kissed him goodbye and leapt into the car . He was still laughing as his last words to me drifted in the air and I accelerated past the houses and off Westward into the setting sun .
Well, Lucy and I had a wonderful time and we came back tanned and happy . Him ? Oh yeah , he went to Hawaii ......... thats where the shark got him !
So , dear readers , why dont you have a go . Its great fun . I'd love to see what you come up with .