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Saturday, 29 August 2009

Raven's Wordzzle Challenge #78

The Slumber Party Mystery
Chapter 26 – At the Hospital

The Wordzzle Challenge this week (10+5): records, impulsive, really cool, bread crumbs, angels, Sponge Bob, magical moment, back and forth, suffering, good fences make good neighbors, side effects are generally mild, clingy, rooster, samples, curiosity

At the hospital, a male nurse by the name of Robert Sponge, generally called Sponge Bob, had had a difficult time getting blood samples from the Brigadier General. The female nurses, on the other hand, found the old man to be rather clingy. It was hard to understand what he wanted, because when he tried to speak, it sounded most of all like the crow of an old rooster. But one of the younger nurses going back and forth between the beds showed a bit more curiosity, and said she was sure he kept repeating the word angels. "I think he is an old darling and really cool, just a bit impulsive," she said to her older colleague, while brushing some bread crumbs off the General's chest after trying to get him to eat a sandwich for supper. "I think maybe he is trying to tell us he had a magical moment, like a near-death-experience." The other nurse looked sceptical. "Good fences make good neighbours, that's what I always say," she said mysteriously, while drawing the curtains between the beds.

Now Sponge Bob was back, trying to convince the General to take some pills a specialist had prescribed after checking his hospital records. "The side effects are generally mild," Bob said. "Trust me, the doctor does not want to cause you any more suffering." The old man sighed, and reluctantly swallowed the pills.

To read previous episodes, click the label "SlumberPartyMystery" below this post. For the rules of the game, and for more stories, go to Raven's Nest.


Argent said...

Robert Sponge - classic! Really enjoyed that. Poor old Brigadier!

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Richard said...

I loved the Robert Sponge wordplay as well. Hope the Brigadier makes it.

Reston Friends! said...

I love, love, love the use of the "good fences" line with the disapproving nurse look and the sliding curtain! Excellent!

Raven said...

The poor General.... Brilliant way to dispose of Sponge Bob.

Dr.John said...

You gave the poor policeman a week off. Good development of the Old General.I hope he doesn't die.

Stephen said...

I'm glad we got to see the General again. I think he might have more to say than they think he does. I liked the story.

Stephen from Scottsdale, Arizona, USA


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