Sunday, March 6, 2016

Week in Seven Words #280

blender
Rain spatters the window. The backyard looks like green liquid, a parsley shake.

cloy
The candies are a brightly colored glue of sugar and preservatives.

principle
He doesn't like the cake, but he eats it, because it's cake.

silencing
A spider threads its web across the mouth of a stone lion.

sloshing
His aquarium is a blue tub. The fish are plastic toys, and bob as if they're dead. He pokes at them to make them look lively. They lurch and sway in the water.

underestimate
Throughout the game of Clue he glances at his phone, gets up to eat, and forgets what he asked the other players. He still wins. He's like a fictional private eye who looks unprofessional and gets dismissed as an idiot, only to solve the murder way ahead of the police.

unfruitful
A plot of dirt bakes in the sun. Nothing, not even a weed, grows in it.

3 comments:

Brian Joseph said...

It has been a very long time since I played CLUE. Your observations on it brings back memories. I like parallel that you drew between the player and the fictional detective.

Jay Carr said...

I'll go with "silencing" as my winner this week, with unfruitful as a close second. :-) Cheers.

HKatz said...

@ Brian - thanks; it's a fun game, and I hadn't played it for years.

@ Jay - thanks! silencing was amazing to watch.