Bluebell SSS Prompt No. 7 ~ A Safari Gathering …


                 Create a story, a prose or a poem using at least 4 words from the Wordle given above. of course, you may apply all words provided in your entry, enjoy the challenge .

It was spectacular , a treat for the eyes , a canvas splashed in shades of oranges-reds-golds , as the sun disappeared behind the horizon . As the light faded , the sharp outline of the thatched-roof bungalow was reduced to an eerie silhouette . The idyllic beach view of a few hours earlier , complete with white sand and cerulean blue sea forming a picturesque background , was now replaced by shadows , barely visible in the last few moments before the light disappeared completely .


An unmistakeable scent of coconut wafted from the assorted cocktail glasses that were passed around .Twelve committee members were represented at the gathering . They spoke little . Each person occupied with his own thoughts and the story he would contribute . The nearby sea as the tide rushed in competed with the distant music of the jungle night . The heartbeat of the jungle was raw and primitive . It was living , breathing , pulsating ; a cacophony of weird and wonderful sounds that combined to create a unique and sensual rhythm . They could feel it . There was no escaping its power.

In another context , the experience would have been pure bliss . But this was not your average , fun-filled , safari adventure . It was an adventure of another kind alltogether, filled with danger and intrigue . There were important decisions to be made . Peoples' lives would be changed , irrevocably . By the end of the evening , alliances would be forged and longstanding friendships would be put to the test . All the deliberations of the evening would be undertaken with one goal in mind , which bonded each person to the other , in a strange manner ; a goal each one was committed to…

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  1. dan roberson on August 4, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    What a great story thus far!  I'm waiting to see what comes next. 

    • mish on August 4, 2011 at 9:18 pm

      Crikey , does that mean I have to continue with this story … ? I don’t really have an entire plot for it , just wrote it for the SSS …

  2. Marbles in My Pocket on August 4, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    AND? Surely you're not finished! Now I now how my wife feels when she reads my novels one chapter at a time then has to wait for the next one!
    You've got my attention!
    Good writing, Mish!

    • mish on August 4, 2011 at 9:19 pm

      Thank you Charles … I really appreciate your kind words . I am thrilled to have captured your attention !

  3. Daily Journey on August 4, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    I felt transported onto this safari adventure with you.
    Thank you

    • mish on August 5, 2011 at 9:07 am

      You are most welcome ! Glad you enjoyed the adventure ! 🙂

  4. thingy on August 4, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    Ooh, I need to know what happened. Terrific and enticing. : )

    • mish on August 5, 2011 at 9:07 am

      Gotcha ! Glad you’re hooked thingy … !

  5. dakshi on August 5, 2011 at 6:11 am

    wonderful. what would the ending be?

    • mish on August 5, 2011 at 9:08 am

      Well , if I told you that now , it would spoil the fun , wouldn’t it … 🙂

  6. Jingle on August 5, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    amazing, well done.
    love the lingering ending.

    • mish on August 5, 2011 at 3:35 pm

      Thanks Ji … it was my pleasure !

  7. Kay Salady on August 5, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    So well done that you've left us wanting more! xoXox

    • mish on August 5, 2011 at 3:37 pm

      I’m glad to know that you’ve ended on that note … thanks Kay !

  8. Serena Shay on August 6, 2011 at 12:40 am

    Mish, what a unique use of those words!  I would love to know more about what this committee is there to discuss and decide on.  🙂

    • mish on August 6, 2011 at 8:34 am

      Thanks Serena … they’re not there to view the animals , that’s for sure … 🙂

  9. Blaga on August 7, 2011 at 11:46 am

    Safari through your words … nice! Is there going to be another post with the rest fo the story? I'd love to see how your imagination would fulfil the journey!

    • mish on August 7, 2011 at 12:33 pm

      Thanks Blaga … At this stage , I’m still plotting with regards to the rest of the story … 🙂

  10. A.B. Thomas on August 10, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Simply a wonder to curl into, a great set up that got my mind a going on what's gonna happen!

    • mish on August 10, 2011 at 4:24 pm

      Thanks A.B … ah , the appeal of the unknown … 🙂

  11. jaye on August 10, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    Nice…the hook. That is all I hear from my sisters in writing…The Hook…and you got one.
    The story has great potential…I am thinking of which way it is heading…
    I would turn the page

    • mish on August 10, 2011 at 4:35 pm

      I’m still simmering on this one … so many different ways in which it could develop … thanks for the comments !

  12. Morning on August 13, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    adventure with danger or twists and turns are boring, fantastic write.
    keep it up.

    • mish on August 13, 2011 at 7:33 pm

      Thank you Morning ! Twists and turns definitely spice up a story …

  13. Isadora on August 26, 2011 at 11:51 am

    A cliff hanger in this one. I'm sure you will continue. You have peaked my curiosity.
    Well done …

    • mish on August 26, 2011 at 1:39 pm

      I’ve had numerous requests to continue with this one . Perhaps I need to re-visit it and look at the possibility of completing it as a short story … Thanks for taking the time to read and for the great comments , Isadora ! 🙂

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