Saturday, April 2, 2011

A to Z Challenge { B }

We interrupt the regularly scheduled blog posts
 for April's A to Z Challenge!
I'm testing my writing skills with fiction.
These may consist of an opening paragraph,
or might even end up as an entire short-story.
I have no idea where my fingers and keyboard will take me
as I'm inspired with each day's corresponding letter.
Take the journey with me!

I look forward to your feedback.
Today's letter:  B


Loosely based on real-life activites that take place at SI's house!



     Bouncing up and down while her braids bobbled back and forth,  Belinda exclaimed, "Bubbles' belly looks big!"

     Bertie, also known as Momma, browsed into the bowl that held the family Betta fish hoping to be boethetic to Bubbles' botheration, because any balderdash before breakfast always botched up the family routine. While listening to the badinage between her babies, Bertie took a look at their branchiferous pet. Bubbles not only had a balanoid belly, this benthic creature displayed byssaceous strings of blennoid matter that seemed to bob along beside her. What was behind this bellyache?

     If Bertie were to question Bubbles, she was sure the response would be baragouin. At first guess, Bertie would suspect babies; however, there was no Mr. Bubbles in the bowl. Besides, Bertie couldn't perform a ballotement on Bubbles without a buskin of some sort occurring. What Bertie really wanted was to behold Bubbles up close and, like a baisemain, feel Bubbles' belly. Of course, this couldn't bechance without a blench from Bubbles.
 
   With a browse through the Betta fish forums, Bertie finally beliked the basis for Bubbles' bellyache. Bubbles was bound. Boo for Bubbles, for as anyone knows, to be bound is not a blast.

     The Betta fish buddies were brisk to offer advice. Fasting for two days then given a mashed pea, Bubbles buoyant belly was bound no more. Bubbles had a bowel movement and life was back to beautiful.


Special thanks to Noah Webster and his Unabridged Dictionary for providing the 'B' words

Boethetic...helpful, curative
Botheration...problem
Balderdash...nonsense
Badinage...playful repartee or banter
Branchiferous...having or bearing gills
Balanoid...acorn shaped
Benthic...of, like, or pertaining to the depths of the ocean
Byssaceous...delicately filamentous
Blennoid...of or resembling mucous
Baragouin...any jargon or unintelligible language
Ballotement...diagnosis of pregnancy by applying a sharp force to abdomen
Buskin...tragedy
Baisemain...kiss on the hand
Bechance...happen
Blench...to shrink or flinch

Happy Saturday!

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