Thursday, September 24, 2009

Quilly's Words

It is a Quilly day. Time to take Quilly’s three words for the day and write a story.Today we have three words from Quilly Click on the word for a definition:
obstrigillate ;ossifragant ;mariturient

It had been four days since the body of investment broker Hudson Smith was found out at Detective Mallory’s good friend Josh Brannigan’s place. Now somebody called the DA’s office and said they saw Josh’s truck on the road out to the house. The DA ordered Detective Mallory to arrest him, now! Mallory could find no good reason to obstrigillate this direct order and so he went himself to arrest his friend. By this time, however, he was convinced Josh was not the Phalarae Killer but had clearly been framed.
He found Josh in the kitchen making coffee and filled him in on what had happened and that he had to arrest him. But first they sat down together over a cup of coffee while Josh explained to Mallory where he had been. It seems that a mariturient lady named Judith had set her sights on Josh and was practically stalking him. So he got in the truck and went North to his favorite secret fishing spot to escape her. He was alone the entire time and thus was clearly without an alibi. There was no neighbor to see what day or what time he left. He hadn’t stopped anywhere. It was not looking at all good for him.
After arresting Josh , Mallory turned to the coroner’s report on the latest victim. It seems he had been hit an ossifragant blow with some kind of club, possibly a baseball bat. That was different from the other two. Again the victim was shot and no bullet was found. It was almost certain he was shot somewhere else and dumped in Josh’s living room.
Nothing about this case made any sense. There seemed to be no relationship between the victims. They were all shot and then their bodies dumped in a different location. The killer always left deliberate footprints. And why staple phalares to their heads.? And the most confusing of all why frame Josh? He just couldn’t put the pieces together,
Now he was going to interview this Judith person.
To be continued next Thursday

And of course with Quilly's words comes the required quivel.
There is poetry which a few people do well.
Then there is poetic drivel which is more fun and has its own experts.
But below them all is Quivel
Remember to write quivel you must write something that looks like a poem, any style , but is so bad that if it was printed in a book of poetry a true poetic zoilist would tear it out and burn it.
In other words if it contains Quilly's words and looks like a really bad poem it is really good Quivel.

The Wedding

The sound of obrumpent balloons fills the air
But none of the happy revelers seem to care
The mariturient lady on their street
Finally an eligible man did meet.
No need now to obstrigillate her charms
To announce her coming with alarms
Her ossifragant brother no more to fear
She had her victim that was clear
They hoped a uxorious husband he’d make
As they danced around the wedding cake

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


Melli said...

You've GOT me with another detective story! I LOVE detective stories... can't wait to find out what this Judith woman has to say!

That is a WONDERFUL Quivel! A nearly perfect Quivel, me thinks! :)

anthonynorth said...

This one gets stranger by the episode. I like it.
Is our hero getting married next week, I wonder?

Susan at Stony River said...

This IS getting intriguing... poor Josh. Unless of course he really somehow did it. Unless...

Good stuff!

I'm not sure whether or not to applaud the quivel. I want to because I enjoyed it, but then if it's supposed to be bad now does that make it an insult to like it? Hmmm.. Shall go ponder this over a cup of coffee. Because for some reason I'm wanting one.


Anonymous said...

Well this is just getting more and more intriguing. Poor alibi...Well done my friend :)

quilly said...

Your ratcheting up the tension in your detective story. It is getting good. Looks like Josh is in deep trouble.

Loved the wedding poem -- I especially enjoyed the wedding cake topper. LOL!

SouthLakesMom said...

A great quivel! Wow!

And I think the Detective had best appear to be a slovenly creature with this Judith...she may set her sights on him!