I find it hard to believe that it is a whole week since the last Challenge . You must be so tired of hearing me say that the time is flying , but it is . I must be getting old !!!
Well , you all know the drill by now and so without more ado I will just mention that the rules and words can always be found on Matt's blog page http://miblodelcarpio.blog.co.uk/ and you can follow Matt on Twitter too, he is @miblodelcarpio .
The words this week are ;
PERKIEST , REAPING , DONNED , SWIRLED , AVERTING , QUEER , POLISH , FACTION , HOARDS , TASTED , DAUBS .
Beaulah , peel me a peach .
" And so, Miss Moronso . Have you enjoyed your first experience of Pantomime ? ". The journalist tried desperately to gain the ageing film stars attention . There were hoards of people milling around in the First Class Lounge at Heathrow and slap bang in the middle of the melee was the flamboyant figure of Lila Moronso , sprawled on a chaise longue , stroking the hair of her new pet .
" Well, hello honey , gee it sure is naice ta see ya agin . Beaulah , git this young man a chair !"
Old Beaulah looked around and , seeing a spare bar stool , dragged it across the thick carpet of the lounge and the journalist perched on the edge .
" So, can you tell the readers of 'Film World' exactly what you have been doing ?".
" Why sure , honey ! Ah got me a new pet , as ya can see . Ain't he just the cutest lil' thing in the world ?"
She held out a tit-bit and her pet tasted it and then wrinkled his nose .
" Oh, babykins , dontcha like thayt ? Oh, cruel Momma . Beaulah , peel baby a peach ! Oh, nah honey , where was ah ? Oh yes , mah baby . Well, there ah was , jest walkin' along Bond Street when ah looked in this window and there was this gorgeous thing , being groomed . Ah said, 'Beaulah , ah jest gotta have me one of those !' He really was the perkiest lil' thing ah ever did see . Much purtier than anything Marilyn ever had ! And let me tell you , she had every pampered lil' thing you can imagine , from all over the world too . !"
The journalist sighed and tried another approach,
" So, Miss Moronso, did you enjoy your part as an Ugly Sister in ' Cinderella' ? "
Lila swirled her many bangles around her wrist and glanced at her scarlet nail polish . Then she planted a huge kiss on the top of her 'baby's' head and sighed ,
" Oh sure honey, it was so much fun , ya know . But it ain't no more than ah deserve . It's like Mr de Mille used to say ' You'll only , kinda , er be reaping whatever it is ya sow ' or somethin' like thayt . Ah have given mah life to th' films , it was only right ah should git me a good part in the the-ater ! Beaulah, help me with mah shawl , will ya ?"
The faithful companion rearranged the silken piece of frippery around Lila's heaving bosom and the journalist , averting his gaze , tried one more time ,
" So , Miss Moronso , perhaps you would like to tell us about some more about your new companion ?".
Lila Moronso donned a huge smile, leaned forward intimately and breathed ,
" Oh sure honey, ah thought you'd never ask ! Beaulah , go quit your fussin' girl , go sit down . Well, ah jist love him to bits . His previous owner spoilt him at first but then she treated him real bad and abandoned him . Ah mean , how could ya ? At first he didn't take to me at all , he jist looked away . But ah jist rattled ma jewellery and got the lil' guys attention and he started to show an interest . Ah took him back to mah hotel and fed him and , oh ya know , pampered him a lil ' and ah soon had him eatin' outa ma hand . It's jist a matter of trainin' them right from the start , ya know and now he is besotted with me . Of course , there are some queer folk , a certain faction who will say ah took him from his Momma way too young , but ah jist had to have him come back to the States right now . Mah housekeeper is already hanging fresh drapes and preparing for his arrival . His room is all ready , a couple of Picasso daubs on the wall , ya know , jist to mek him feel welcome !"
Just then an immaculately tailored , airport aide approached the party ,
" Excuse me Miss Moronso , but would you care to board the plane , we will be departing shortly ? "
Lila Moronso rose from the chaise longue and , taking the arm of her young , tanned gigolo, she swept out of the room , pausing in the doorway to blow a kiss to the assembled press. The young man accompanying her also turned , winked , smiled and said ,
" I say , Beaulah , do hurry along old girl . I'm simply dying for a glass of champagne "