Throwdowns With Bears (or: A Muse, Three Ways)

Bear in his infinite whimsy declared that there should be a writing challenge this Wednesday (well today actually), in which the following words must be used.

Juicy, Vain, Star, Hidden, Shaft, Slender, Torch

Since my Muses are prone to whimsy themselves I came up with three responses…

In Script

[snap-FWOOSH] “Whoops!”

“Watch it! You almost set fire to Fred!”

“Hrmph. Arrows would make better torches if their stupid shafts weren’t so slender.” [pause] [snap-snap-FWOOSH] “…That’ll buff out.”

“You wouldn’t need light if you weren’t so vain—the whole point of camouflage paint is to stay hidden not constantly check your makeup.”

“Vain, shmaine, if you weren’t on that stupid grapefruit diet I wouldn’t been in this juicy conundrum.” [pause] [Snap-crunch-FWOOOOOOOOOOMPH!] “Dammit Fred, you really need to learn to duck.”

“You are never coming raiding again, now give me my arrows back!”

In Scribbles

In the grand tradition of Amy’s Mission Report from Imaginary Gate Team 5

Slender shaft of starlight,
In vain the hidden torches hide.
Revealed the Juicy Fruit™!
Now he must share.

In Song

And now for your moment of random.

Achem. *hums*

Shafting O Tannenbaum
Oh juicy star, oh juicy star
How slender are thy torches
In Juicy Juice™ you do reflect
Though vain compare and few respect
Oh juicy star, oh juicy star
How slender are thy torches

…I did mention it was random right?

UPDATE: OMG, Zwingli actually sang this! In harmony even!! I am now not sure which one of us is crazier… ^_~;; heh

Martha Bechtel

My name is Martha Bechtel and I write fantasy and science fiction stories, paint small model horses silly colors, cast resin and plaster magnets, code random code (and Wordpress plugins)... Come on in and join in the fun!

This Post Has 16 Comments

  1. Tome of the Ancient

    Oh, times three! A multiboxing writer! It’s hard to pick my favorite, but in Scribbles is wonderful! Thanks Martha!

    1. Martha Bechtel

      I’m so glad you liked it! 😀 I had a lot of fun with this challenge, it’s been a while since I’ve done anything outside of NaNoWriMo and this was a blast! ^_^

      Tonight I’m going to make the rounds and read everyone elses—didn’t get a chance to do it yesterday! (doh)

  2. zwingli

    This is Full of Win! Great job. I especially like the song. hehehe


    1. Martha Bechtel

      Thank you! ^_^ I’m really looking forward to the chance to sit down and read through everyone else’s posts tonight! 😀

  3. Navimie

    I am still laughing at the song!!!

    1. Martha Bechtel

      Who knew my talents at absurdity would come in so useful! 😉 hehehe Glad you liked it! 😀

  4. Kamalia

    Love the drawings one — that’s a very creative response to the challenge indeed!

    1. Martha Bechtel

      I glad you liked it! 😀 I was too busy yesterday to run around and check out everyone else’s so I’m looking forward to it tonight! ^_^

  5. zwingli

    May I sing your Juicy Star song and put it on my blog?


    1. Martha Bechtel

      O_O … YES! 😀 😀 😀 That would be several hundred kinds of awesome! 🙂

        1. Martha Bechtel

          SO. AWESOME. O_O

          *proceeds to confuse the heck out of her coworkers by singing along*

  6. Gnomeaggedon

    You may continue.. not sure if 3 posts within a post satisfies my needs

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