Saturday, August 29, 2009

Raven's Challenge 79

It is Saturday and time to play with words supplied by Raven's Wordzzle
This Week's Ten Word Challenge will be: records, impulsive, really cool, bread crumbs, angels, Sponge Bob, magical moment, back and forth, suffering, good fences make good neighbors
For the mini challenge: side effects are generally mild, clingy, rooster, samples, curiosity

The Mega Challenge as
The Ongoing Adventures of Agent 012

Agent 012 discovered, as he had suspected , that there was mix up in the school records and after some back and forth discussion with the school registrar he got his son transferred from Fashion Creation to Wood shop. His son , who had been suffering from just the thought of a semester of dress making thought it was really cool the way his dad fixed things.
His wife, however, was very upset because their new neighbor was building a fence around his property. “ Remember dear, good fences make good neighbors” he reminded her.
“But this one is ten feet high and a real eyesore” she replied.” Don’t you have any curiosity as to why such a tall fence?”
“Nah! Maybe he’s going to raise roosters or something and doesn’t want us to know. Or he could have a clingy wife that embarrasses him.” Agent 012 suggested.
“ Are you insinuating that I’m clingy “ she grouched.
He took her hand in one of those magical moments, looked her in the eye and said “ I’m not building any fences.”
Unfortunately that was when the Agency called and summoned him to the office. The worst part is he knew just what they wanted. How was Mute finding Thaw. It was as if there was a trail of bread crumbs to the safe house. On the way in the answer came to him. Being impulsive he stopped at headquarters picked up some equipment and a Doctor.
Arriving at the safe house he turned on the equipment and sure enough there was a signal coming from the room in which they were holding Thaw. Entering the room he found the signal coming from Thaw’s backside. In fact it was coming from the Sponge Bob tattoo that was just below the two angels tattoo. The Doctor was called in and asked to remove the chip surgically. He administered a local anesthesia of which he assured Thaw that the side effects are generally mild and proceeded to remove the chip.
That chip now had a number of important uses. It could be compared with samples of other chips and the maker could be determined. It could be used to lead more Mute Agents into a trap.
This has really been 012’s day.

The ten word challenge- The Fence

Robert Angels who was nicknamed Sponge Bob had decided to build a fence around his yard. After all he kept reminding himself good fences make good neighbors. He was tired of his neighbor’s beer cans and other garbage ending up in his yard. His suffering had started the first day the new neighbor moved in and had gone on for a year now. He and the neighbor had gone back and forth over the problem with the neighbor always promising to change but never keeping his promise. He was not an impulsive man and the fence was a carefully reasoned out decision. He calculated that it was cheaper to build and eight foot high fence than to take his neighbor to court and he was probably right, lawyers don’t come cheap. He had even checked at the Hall of Records to be sure he knew exactly where his property line was.
So on a really cool Fall day the fence was started. It was almost a magical moment. He felt like a bird finding an unbelievable amount of bread crumbs or a squirrel discovering enough nuts to last the winter. He saw it as a turning point in his life.

The mini challenge-Brothers

Fredrick wondered if it was legal for him to paint a rooster on his side of the fence that separated him from his neighbor. He had never liked that fence and wanted to make it less harsh to look at. Perhaps, he thought, I can get some of those big plastic clingy rooster things and stick them on the fence. Then I can pull them off the fence if he complains. His neighbor was always complaining. Prior to building the fence he had complained about beer cans and a few small things that somehow ended up rolling into his yard. Now he was complaining about the noise.
All of this had given him a real migraine headache and his Doctor had given him some samples of a new drug . It said right on the bottle that the side effects are generally mild but now he had this rash all over his body. Indeed he was suffering the pain of a thousand points of itch. He called the Doctor and asked” Doc, just in curiosity, is a whole body rash a mild side effect?”.
The Doctor said that it sounded more like Poison Ivy but he’d have to come into the office to be sure.
At this point Fredrick Angels really wanted to tell his brother Robert about his misery. But since the fence they really hadn’t talked.
This was clearly not a magic moment.

Of course the dragons were busy today you can see them HERE.


Reston Friends! said...

I read the first, loved it and thought, "this is the best one." But then I read the second, and it was great too, and then I read the third with a surprise ending. I surrender -- they're ALL wonderful!

Argent said...

A chip in Thaw's tattoo - genius! Let's hope that 012 can use this to great advantage. As for the other two stories, brilliant as always. I love how you do the two-side-of-the-same-story thing. Must try and do that one day.

Anonymous said...

012 is a good agent he may have to be called on to locate Shelby Lynne's sister. All great reads good use of the words.

Raven said...

I love it when Agent 012 has a good day! A chip in the butt... didn't see that coming.

How sad that the brothers are feuding... but entertaining too.

DawnTreader said...

Very clever of Agent 012. But I think he should be more worried about the fence. There might be a spy hiding behind it.

Argent said...

I messed up on Mr Linky and the link goes to the wrong post. You can see my Wordzzle by clicking Here.

Richard said...

A trilogy of good stories this week. I was glad to see that 012 got his answer to the troubling question of Thaw's ability to be located. It all worked out in the end. (HeHe)

I enjoyed the stories of the fence and the brothers as well.

Anonymous said...

These are all great. I so like it when Agent 012 has a great day :) Well done

Stephen said...

I'm glad that Agent 012 found out how Thaw was being found and had a good day. The wall his neighbor has could be a problem, though, if his neighbor is really an enemy. The two stories about the brothers and the fence were good, too. I also liked the two previous Wordzzles.

Stephen from Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

CJ said...

I'm so glad Agent 012 had a good day. He needs one of those once in a while. How clever those bad guys are, imbedding a bug in a tattoo. Now, maybe Agent 012 can lure them so they can be caught.