Saturday, November 22, 2008

Gollum's Decorating/Writing Game



I saw this challenge at Donna's Story and thought it would be so much fun to join in. It was started at Designs By Gollum please go there to see how to play.

Here are the rules to her game.

1. Make up a decorating story that involves this setting:

2. Then watch the video and /or listen to the song. The song with this photo is Windmills Of Your Mind - by Sting

Write sketch about the photo and the song, and use the following words:

French blue
Daylight or (rain)
Cinnamon or (cloves)
Invitation
Smooth or (rough, crinkly,glassy)
Clock
Circle or (circles)
Apple
Keys
Summer
Lovers
You don't have to use all the words just use at least 5.


It was in the heat of summer, and vacationing in Switzerland with his family, was not as I had planned. We'd started a celibate relationship only two months earlier, but he was beginning to change. Intriguing at first, he appeared to be a man of self control. But now the pressure I feel by his wise cracks and his boasting of the number of women that would love to be with him is quite overwhelming. I can take no more of the love he feels for himself. His stroking of his own ego is more than I can stand and I can hardly wait to kiss his back-side goodbye. I will be leaving here tomorrow little does he know, but today I would host a pretend game with members of his family that are just as full of themselves as he.



The invitation was at the spur of the moment and not my idea at all, for if it was, I would have planned to poison them all. Yes, I would pour it right from that bottle of fine wine and into those pretty little rose stemmed glasses that I'd found in the cupboard.

Everything was so good in the beginning, we met at the Airport, he had come from Washington to New York on business and I had just flown in from Chicago. We both were checking our baggage with difficulty and in our wait had struck up a conversation. It wasn't long before our conversation turn into dinner and dinner into a night cap at my place. I had made it clear that that was all it would be and he agreed. I had had my fill of smooth talkers that only had one thing in mind and he'd assured me that he was not that kind.



It was daylight when he left and we made plans for that evening. He was due back in Washington in a couple of days but would return in two weeks. We spent endless hours on the phone together and when he returned endless hours in each others company. At the end of of his last business trip in New York he told me that he'd arranged a trip for us both to Switzerland. It was to visit with his family, and to last a month.



I was reluctant to give him an answer right away but I thought that maybe I could get ideas for the ending of my upcoming book by taking in the beautiful scenery's there. It proved to be the worst move I could have made. He thought that by my agreeing to take the trip I would be consenting to a lovers bout, but he was in for a big surprise. Needless to say that after the first week we had absolutely no interest in each other. I was planning to skip out on this liar and free him up to do what he thought he was put here on earth for, and that was, for his good looks and abililty to lie his way into the under garments of trusting women.



The invitation was to his mother and father, and of course, his brother and his lover. I found that he had also told them of the trouble that was between us because she thought she'd tell me about his little flock of fools that he could have anytime without a doubt. I told her if she thought that her little story would change my mind that she must be in a drunken stupor, I could tell she was a boozer by her glassy eyes and the dark circles that she tried to hide with her gobs of makeup.



All in all I tried to remain the gracious host, though his mother did all the cooking. She thought she should have her own cooking show but I think she ought not to bother. I served them poison-free wine and lit the candles on the impeccable table that I'd set with the lovely French Blue tablecloth. I watched the clock praying for the time that they would all leave. I sat there pretending to be apart of the group but I was really just admiring the countryside that I could see through the window glass. Tomorrow I will be going home.

29 comments:

Kitty Scraps said...

What an interesting story!

I scrolled thru to your kitchen post and I have to say I love how you have it decorated! You've got great style *smiles*

Have a wonderfully blessed weekend!

squawmama said...

Well, well, well has Gollum created a whole new batch of writers... Very well done I enjoyed every word of it my dear little Deb... Great Job!!! Have a good one...

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Bridget said...

Deb, thanks for visiting me and I'm glad I came to find your story! I want to know more. This has been so fun. I am having the best time reading everyone's interpretations of the story.
Bridget

Buffie said...

Are you kiddining me? I think this was one of the best so far..ooh poison!!! Good one!!! lol! Loved it..I wanted it to go on!

Buffie :)
I'm going to add you to my blog list if that's ok?

Buffie said...

BTW, nice ot meet you! :)

Buffie

Kathi said...

Deb the authoress. You've got another hidden talent. Very interesting.

Kathi

Ma'dame French said...

Great job Deb;) Love the setting in Switzerland~~~funny to see how everyone interpreted the story;) French

Ma'dame French said...

Great job Deb;) Love the setting in Switzerland~~~funny to see how everyone interpreted the story;) French

jerseygirl211 said...

Hi Deb,
Thanks for the visit. I enjoyed you little story, and I'm happy that you posted a comment for me, so that I could visit your blog. I think we all have a story in us, leave it to Gollum to draw it out.

Enjoy your holidays.

'D'

Happy To Be said...

GM Deb...wow girl I have seen you all over blogland and I just loved your story..I really take my hat off to you for even trying to do Gollum thing..I can talk girl but can't write a lick..I am going to add you to my list Deb so I don't lose you now...thanks for coming by all my PINK silly stuff today...hugs and smiles Gloria

Donna Marie said...

Wow Deb!!!! I knew you had it in you! I think we all have a little something! :) I sooo enjoyed your story especially that it took place in Switzerland! I thought it was funny when you said you were serving them poisonless wine as if your sweet character would have actually went through with the poisoning the wine! (LOL) Oh and the fact that you mentioned the scenery in the glass was EXCELLENT. I could picture you sitting with your back to me, in the chair with the pink pillow, gazeing at the refelection of the beautiul scenery in the window.

You are the Bomb Girl!!!!

xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
Donna

nikkicrumpet said...

This has been so fun reading all the stories prompted by Gollum. You did a great job. As I was reading...and nearing the end...I was thinking...hey why is it so short...she isn't done yet! GREAT JOB!

Raxx - A day in the life said...

Deb I'm here smiling from ear to ear! Loved your story, the setting and story line was different and brilliant!

What was super interesting is that there is no conversation between you and 'him' but we get to know so much about him!

Picket said...

Wow Deb!!!! This is a whole new side to you girl! lol Great job on the story...you sultry little thing you! lol lol have a beautiful weekend sweetie!

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

This was awesome, Deb! I really enjoyed it, but part of me wishes you would have put a little something in his wine that would make him get the scoots! lol

My story posts Sunday morning.

Kady

Bo said...

Hey Deb, what was the scoundrel of a player thinking?? that he could have you on a whim just because he seduced you into goiing to beautiful Switzerland??? You showed him & his ol' boozer of a mom too! Atta girl...love this!
Hugs, ;-) Bo

Deb said...

Thank you guys so much for your lovely comments about my story! It's been very exciting to read everyones stories and I'm sure that there's a true story writer in all of us. Deb

mrsben said...

I was over at Donna Marie's and thought I'd pop in to read 'your' story. Great Gollums it certainly had a different twist.
I LOVED IT!!!!!

Deb said...

Thank you so much Mrs.Ben!, I tried to pop over to thank you but, found you're not set up for comments. Deb

Gollum said...

I must quit taking Lipitor (cholesterol is sky high) because I read this and thought I left a message. Waaaaa. This is great! I forgot to add a picture to today's post (damn Lipitor is clogging my brain with fat), and I'll go add that now. But go where the Muse leads you. This is SO GOOD, Deb. Keep going with these characters. I think you should get them their own blog! (I have a character with a secret blog, lol_.

Hugs

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

Just wanted to stop by and wish you a happy, happy Thanksgiving, Deb!

Smiles,
Lea

Helen said...

I loved reading your story .. this is my first ever visit to your blog. You must share where you found those amazing chairs I can see in the first photo. Have a great day, Helen/livebold.

Raxx - A day in the life said...

lol!!!! Deb you caught me!! Like the big sis you are! lol!! I really just want to read more and more of these stories because I am just too lazy to write one! lol!! NOt to mention reading them is really fun because they are soo good!

PAT said...

Deb, this is great! I love your story.

I want to write one too, but haven't had time yet. We just arrived at the lake a little over an hour ago. My battery needs charging. When that's done, I'll be going around reading everyone's stories.

Have a great week!

This Country Girl said...

Interesting story, Deb! So now I know you have another hidden talent...you have a way with words!

Tam

Sharon Kay said...

Deb, Oh what a story teller you are........so good, I will check out her blog and see if you win the writing prize. Always enjoy my visit with you and enjoy your pretty decorated home.

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Deb, This is fantastic! You have one sassy little character there! LOL! Loved it!

Hope you have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving! :) ~Hugs, Rhonda

Jan Parrish said...

What a fun game. I'd love to play but I am busy with Beth's labor.

Kathleen Ellis said...

Pretty table...love the Currier & Ives plates...I remember the Christmas cards with their scenes on them from when I was a little girl! I always loved them with the beutiful scene and the sparkles all over!
Thanksgiving Blessings~