One interesting and amusing exercise that I've picked up from George Szirtes' wonderful blog is to quickly invent ten words and pass them on. The one who picks them up has then to make a readable text using the words. Shortly after midnight on my way to the Land of Nod I quickly jotted down ten such words, went to sleep, forgot about them. This morning I found them and passed them on to my self as it were. And so after a cup of strong coffee to get my brain working I wrote, in ten minutes or so, a piece of text that came easily into my mind. Here it is. See what you make of it.
THE PIGDEN EXPRESS
Lord Heinrich von Scrumble shook the last drops of plinkton from his noyder, examined the organ closely and then tucked it away gently. He quietly zipped-up his kasderoons, washed his hands, shook them under the cold air of the plosklash machine, flung open the door and strode boldly into the corridor. His progress was immediately arrested.
The man's grip on his elbow was firm. The strong voice said, "Sir, your ticket please." It was the masnerat.
"By jingo, sir" exclaimed his lordship, turning flenny and clutching his chest, "you surprised me there, my yetamalt just missed a loopig."
"Don't give me all that twaddle and oink, I've heard it all before. Your sort are always hiding in the nedglim reckoning to be having a piouz. Now where's your ticket?"
Lord Heinrich von Scrumble reached into his inside pocket and produced a small card. Focusing on the script held closely under his nose the masnerat commenced to read:
XOXOX ID CARD XOXOX
PIGDEN ELECTRIC RLWY
- PERSONNEL MANAGER -
HENRY J SCRUMBLE ESQ
Now here's my challenge:-
Using the same 10 made-up words, give them new meanings, and quickly write a 250 word or thereabouts mini-story of your own.
1)- Jinksy quick as my nedglim braves the 10 word challenge. Her illuminating and Carrollesque story will be found under Comments.