Saturday, April 23, 2011


The word today is 'VEPRECOSE': full of prickly shrubs or bushes (
-the veprecose desert-

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    Anonymous Equine Reappears

    By Blimey O'Riley our Desert Correspondent

    Recently I had cause to be in the desert in order to reclassify some of its veprecose flora, when there suddenly appeared before me an apparition I had assumed existed only in legend. Out of the haze came a gaunt figure on horseback, who stared at me as if I was a figment of his imagination, a mirage.

    He started to ride past me, but of a sudden he pulled up. "Pardon me ma'am" he croaked "You're probably not even real, but pray tell me, where am I?" I swallowed hard before replying "You're in the desert, Mr. um, ..."

    He stared at me a few long minutes more, then leaned forward and whispered in his horse's ear. "C'mon xxxxxxxx". I yearned, I tried to hear, as he kicked his heels and they slowly rode away. "Mr, Sir, I never caught your horse's name?" He didn't reply. He never looked back.

  3. Poet Thief Caught Red-handed

    An unknown poet, Woody Takeit,was caught stealing veprecose plants (rose bushes in particular)in hopes of promoting his newest works. Mr. Takeit was arrested on the 13th block of Thorn Avenue after a witness informed the police. He said,"People give to their loved ones this wonderful smelling flower even though it has thorns. My poems express this point sharply." He is later quoted as saying," Beautiful flowers, but one can expect to get pricked once in a while."

    He was fined an undisclosed amount as a penalty for petty theft. The rose robber acknowledged his crime, grateful for having mis de meanor folks in jail.

  4. Veprecose Flats Now a Ghost Town

    Veprecose Flats, NV – The Opuntia Urtica, 73, last resident of Veprecose Flats moved out of the town yesterday to live with her daughter in Dioica. The second last resident left five years. When asked why she was leaving, Mrs. Urtica said, “I don’t have air-conditioning and I have prickly heat.”

    The ghost town is under consideration to become a county historical landmark. A hearing on this will be held on May 31.

    Your reporter – Thorn Bramble

  5. REVLON releases 'ULTRASHEEN', a cutting edge body cream for veprecose and jobless actors.

    The famous cosmetics company has launched its brand new line of body essentials this Easter weekend.
    The Easter bunny commented: 'It smells like roses, not at all my cup of tea.'
    Rory McNettle, the firm spokesperson's response: "This is not a product for egg hunters but for actors going through a dry spell."

    From our correspondant, J-arid Prickly