The Day The Words Took Over The HubNuggets
Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own. ~~Carol Burnett~~
Truer words were never spoken
As you read this little Hub;
About the day the words came into town
And robbed us of our treasures.
They ran away with our golden HubNuggets
And made us very sad;
We got them back as you will see
And brought them back for all to read.
And so it begins...
There we were sitting with our newest batch of HubNuggets discussing what each one of us felt was the most important one thing that made an award winning Hub. That was silly of course, but it was a silly day. We all know that there is no one thing that can stand alone in making a hub an extraordinary hub. But there we were just throwing out suggestions as to what we personally thought was the most important one thing.
Little did we know that in the shadows of the garden there were little, well ... I don't know how to describe them. Were they creatures? No, not really. They weren't really alive but you certainly couldn't tell them that. They were short and funny-looking. In the blink of an eye everything around us seemed to be made up of words. How very odd. The trees were still trees but the leaves were made up of the word leaves and the trunks were words saying trunk. The clouds were shaped out the the word clouds. And... well, I think you get the idea. Everywhere you looked everything was made out of words.
Meeting the Word Tribe
Behind the rose bushes made up of...yes, you guessed it, the words rose, leaf, stem and thorn was a particularly imposing figure made of the letters I..M..P..O..S..I..N..G. We all waited for him, or rather, it to speak. "I am the Leader of the Word Tribe." It must be true because he certainly looked the part.
As he spoke a whole bunch of other words came sneaking out from behind the flowers and bushes. The were all shapes and sizes, fat, thin, tall, short, wavy, straight, each different from the other. Each one spelling a different word.
"We have taken your HubNuggets this week as hostages for the egregious insult you have paid to us."
Insult, what insult? We had no idea what they were talking about.
Seeing our confusion the King of the Word Tribe said, " I see you are confused. Let me explain. When you were talking about what makes the HubNuggets great you mentioned everything but us WORDS. Don't you realize we are the most important of all? We have decided that you will not get back your HubNuggets until you solve our word puzzle. Maybe then you will have more respect for us. You will find the puzzle over there behind the word of trees."
The Words Word Challenge
- wdsor ________________________
- saherecr _____________________
- rnegevere ____________________
- ningwrtkoe ___________________
- ehnic ________________________
- ctffira ________________________
- obrcuhse ____________________
- eubstjc ______________________
- ocitp ________________________
- inkginl _______________________
- nfsa _________________________
- wokderys _____________________
- rosdawd _____________________
- myarsum _____________________
- otcntne ______________________
- irpectsu _____________________
- deovsi ______________________
- eoiplrf ______________________
What to do, what to do!
Well, what were we supposed to do with this? It didn't take us long to find out. The Words Tribe was more than happy to tell us. Apparently we were supposed to figure out what each word was. It was a old fashioned word scrambler. If we could figure out each word we could have our HubNuggets back. My oh my, we certainly had our work cut out for us
We worked and we worked and we worked. Apparently we needed to figure out some kind of theme. After much discussion we decided that the words had to have something to do with the HubNuggets themselves. Once we found out it seemed to be clear sailing.
Fortunately we were able to get our scrambler done and we got back our precious hubnuggets. It was hard work and quite mind bending but we did it. But, that wasn't the end, oh no. We had to figured out just what the Word Tribe wanted us to understand. The answer was really quite easy once you set your mind in the right direction. What they were looking for was for us to understand is: Without words there would be no HubNuggets.
Try our puzzle yourself and see how long it takes you. But first, take the time to vote for your favorite HubNuggets.
Now, Some Important Words For You
How do I become a HubNugget Wannabe?
You gather together your creative talents and create a well written, well presented Hub. Of course you need to be one of our new writers, with HubPages less than 90 days and with an author's score of 75 or above. The Hub that will be nominated will have been published within the last 7 weeks and have a hub score of 55 or more.
Why would I want to be a HubNugget Wannabe?
Why, fame and fortune, of course. Only kidding, sort of. :~) Your traffic is going to absolutely soar. More traffic means more readers, more readers means more ... well, you see what I mean. The title of your Hub will be posted on a forum thread, you will receive a wonderful congratulations letter form HubNuggets team members, and you will be featured in our newsletter.
What are the guidelines?
The first thing you need to do is choose a terrific subject. Then you need to compose a well written, well presented article of about 800 words or so. Make sure you add a relevant picture of two and maybe even a video. Link to some other hubs that are related to what you have written, add a amazon link of two, and maybe a poll, if relevant. Last but not least, check your work. Make sure the pictures are copyright free, your words are spelt correctly, and your sentences make sense. Edit, edit, edit, then push that publish button. By the way, make sure you make a visit to the hub learning center for any questions you might have. http://learningcenter.hubpages.com/hubnuggets/
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