Here are your words for this week’s challenge. Thanks Pat!
1. raspberry jam toast
2. firing squad
3. sibling rivalry
4. goldfish (the animal)
6. rock opera (i.e. the rock band Queen, The Who or Meatloaf composed songs that had elements of story-telling in the tradition of opera – use this as your point of inspiration to get a feeling for the idea)
10. clamour (n. or v.)
* 12. smelter – bonus points if you can make this into a verb that somehow ties in with your creations
I remember the Rock Opera “Tommy”. I was going through my ‘let’s try something different’ phase, and the boyfriend of the time pushed for us to go. He hated it, whereas I quite enjoyed it.
I’d had a go at composing when it dawned on me that I needed to expand my horizons, but somehow my style was more twinkly starlight compared to dealings of gloomy dungeons or lost souls.
Music had always been a trigger for sibling rivalry though.
For me it had never been a means to clamour for my parents attention, it was just as it was. Sometimes I felt I was facing a firing squad of temper when hours of sheeted practice resulted in very little success whereas for me, one or two hearings and I was playing without music at all.
Mind you, we all had a damn good laugh when my nephew shared his raspberry jam toast with the keyboard thinking it was a huge mouth.
Sorry, but try as I might I couldn’t (sensibly) get smelter or goldfish into my tale.