Saturday, November 21, 2009

It is Saturday and time to play with words supplied by Raven's Wordzzle
This Week's Ten Word Challenge will be: love is a many splendored thing, trucks, inspector, symbols, rising, organic, liberation, costly, smug, naughty
And for the mini: the nature of the beast, identical, charcoal, braggart, vacation

The Mega Challenge as
The Ongoing Adventures of Agent 012

The very smug Haz-mat now became every inch the braggart as he said to Agent 012 “ When I push this button I help to begin the liberation of America from its false gods. The smoke of three blocks or more will be like incense rising in the temple of truth. And your greed and need for all those rotting organic things will have made it possible. ”
Agent 012 responded “ But you will kill all those innocent people and that’s pretty costly incense.”
“ In war there are no innocent people that’s the nature of the beast “ Haz-mat continued. “Everyone is identical in their guilt. Naughty or nice by your reckoning means nothing. Truth stands above all.”
Agent 012 now confronted him with “ Put down the button or I will have to shoot you.”
Haz-mat laughed and said “ If I drop this button the bomb goes off right at that moment and I become one of many martyrs that are symbols of the coming world”.
“Wrong on every count “ Agent 012 said as he shot him in the knee causing him to fall on the floor and drop the button. There was no explosion There was no burst of fire causing them to become forever charcoal etchings on the wall. There was only silence and then the screaming of Haz-mat.
Agent 012 ran to the pipe twisted off the top and pulled the timer with two minutes left to go. “ You see I knew what devices you bought to set off the explosives and they weren’t electronic.”
Then Agent 012 called for the bomb truck and the inspector to remove this thing. He didn’t want to take any chances. The Agency people came and took Haz-mat away.
Now Agent 012 looked forward to some well earned vacation time . He began to sing “Love is a many splendored thing”.
This was really going to be his day.

The ten word challenge-Poor Little Rich Boy

Fredrick P. Raha III was depressed . You would think that one of the richest men in the world be happy. He could have anything he wanted , no matter how costly. He had an entire fleet of trucks filled with organic food. Not many people can say that. He had his own jet planes that could fly him to naughty Paris on a moment’s notice. He had an army of inspectors that checked everything and kept all his business partners honest. He had all the symbols that belonged to wealthy men. He was hailed in new magazines as a rising star in the health food business. Most men in his condition would rejoice being both smug in their position and knowing that everybody else envied them.
But Fredrick was not most men. For the fourth time that day he listened to the song “ Love is a many splendored thing” and started to cry. The one thing Fredrick wanted was somebody to love him.
Of course, he could have a woman but she was in love with him but his money. The woman he met were not the path to liberation from his depression. In fact each greedy beggar had added to it.
He wanted somebody who cared for him and only him not his millions. But for Fredrick it was just not to be.

The mini challenge- Rich Little Poor Boy

Poor George, the old car wouldn’t start again. “It was the nature of the beast” he thought “ It always quits when I’m in a hurry”. Sally waved good-by as George walked to the bus stop and took the bus into work. There he made those charcoal briquettes for barbecues . It was not an exciting job turning out identical little puffs of gray one after another but it paid the bills. His boss who was something of a braggart said they made the best charcoal briquettes in the world but he didn’t see any difference between them and the others. But he always agreed because he needed the job. Today was his last day of work before his two week vacation. Two weeks he would get to spend with Sally, two weeks of heaven.
On his way home on the bus he thought that this might be the time to tell her the secret. He was afraid that if she knew she might no longer love him. But he so wanted to give her things.
This had to be the time to tell her he wasn’t really George but Fredrick. This was the time to move her to the mansion.
He hoped she would still love him. He really did.
But he was too afraid so instead he made a call on his cell phone . When he got home Sally was all excited . It seems they had won second place in the Raha Organic Foods Company’s sweepstake . It consisted of an all expense paid two weeks at a beautiful Hawaiian Resort with cash to spend. What a marvelous way to spend their vacation.
When he got back the car would look the same but the engine will have been replaced. The charcoal company will have been taken over by a conglomerate and his pay will be increased. There are some advantages to being secretly rich.

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


Nessa said...

I am glad Agent 012 got the best of that stinky HAZ-MAT.

Poor Fredrick.

I want to be secretly rich.

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DawnTreader said...

Oh well done Agent 012.

And the other story just superb.


Melli said...

I always love it when 012 gets "a day"! I'm glad Haz-Mat is being put away!!!

Good for Fredrick -- that was a MASTER plan! (thinking like that is probably what earned him all that money to begin with!) I never thought about BEING secretly rich! I LOVE that idea! I guess you have to BE rich first though, huh? DRAT!

Anonymous said...

Well I'm glad that Haz-mat got what's coming to him and was really glad for 012. Well done. Well good for Fredrick to be a George as well. Staying away from those money grubbing wenches LOL. Well done yet again my friend :)

Raven said...

Excellent work as always for agent 012. Glad he's having a good day. I loved Fredrick's story. I'm glad he found love and hope he eventually comes to truly trust it.

Mama Zen said...

These are wonderful!

Reston Friends! said...

Yay! Agent 012 gets an 'x' in the WIN column! Yippee!

And good for Frederick being concerned about someone loving him for who he is, not what he has!

But I fear for the sweepstakes vacation...I'm sure there's some legal jargon about employees of Raha Organic Foods Company not being allowed to win...

Argent said...

Agent 012 is smart as well as brave! He deserves his vacation time.
... and another great two-parter! Fredrick gets the girl and the love. I love how you do these linked stories each week.

Akelamalu said...

Good old Agent 012!

What a cunning plan Frederick came up with to find true love!