Wednesday, November 14, 2012

R is for....

R is for....
RED
There are five different shades of red in this doodle (plus some shading and highlighting).
Read...
Raymond Richards rebuked himself roundly, realizing that Rita would see red when he told her that he had run a red light. A $500 fine was ridiculous but realistically he knew it was really what he deserved.  They wouldn't be ruined by the fine but their savings were rapidly dwindling and his real estate company was on the rocks due to the recession. Resources for college for the kids were drastically reduced since last year.  Then yesterday there was the red tag sale at Ross's where their daughter, Rosie, had ragged on them until they'd bought her a whole new wardrobe for next week which she would be spending with Rianna, a rich, Redlands coed, who somehow thought she was royalty and was relentlessly recruiting Rosie to the same rank.  Thank goodness Rick was not reaching for a similar goal.  He had the regimental leanings of Ray's father and relentlessly pushed himself towards that goal by first joining the ROTC.
      
Ray redirected his route by taking the ravine road down to the river to ruminate upon his revelations.  He turned off the radio which had been playing "Red River Valley" and was now recounting the latest responses from Red China to the recent re-election of the president.

Perhaps we will have to refinance our home, he thought remorsefully.  There'll be no more watching the Redskins at the stadium, he resolved. Resolutely he realized they needed to cut back rigorously on their recreational weekends at the Radisson Resort and Spa.  At least he had time to reverse their reservations for next weekend. 

It wasn't just the $500 he realized.  They needed to refresh and renew their budget rigidly.  But Rita loved their ritzy life style.  She reveled in her social contacts and she certainly wouldn't relinquish her role in the Red Hat Society.  But their bank balance was close to being in the red.

Ah well, it was beginning to rain and he was ravenous.  He could almost smell the redolent barbecue ribs waiting for him. As he pulled into his residence, Rover, his retriever came racing rambunctiously to greet him.  Rita was waiting at the front door.  His heart sank.

Well this is it, he thought ruefully,  I hope it doesn't end in a major row. He reluctantly moved towards the front door.  Rita, red-eyed and crumple-faced, rushed towards him.

"Oh Ray!" she recited, "I rear-ended a police car today!"  Then she burst into tears.

This post is for participation in Mrs. Nesbitt and Roger Owen Green's ABC Wednesday.
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17 comments:

Terra said...

Your R is pretty and the post is cute.

Roger Owen Green said...

This is a RIOT!

Wanda said...

Oh my goodness, a Rightious Riot! What a hoot....I think this will be the best R this week!!!

snafu said...

Well done 'r Chris!

Black Jack's Carol said...

I have Recently grown Really fond of the colour Red and I Relished this post. What a great story too! My greatest Response of laughter, for some Reason, came at the mention of Red River Valley. Thank you, Chris. Marvellous post and your inchie was fabulous as well!

photowannabe said...

Really, Really Riotous.
Chris you have outdone yourself. You definitely get the prize.

Leslie: said...

What a fab story! Well done! And yes, it was windy both times I was at Rhossili.

Leslie
abcw team

Carver said...

Great story and I like the illustration too.

Sirisha said...

Red a powerful color I think across various cultures.
Nice post and I liked the story

Sia

claude said...

Thank you for this post, Chris, You red R is very beautiful.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Great 'Red' creation ~ lots of work ~ and fun post ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Chubskulit Rose said...

Red is my favorite color!

Reminiscing
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

kaybee said...

Words fail me ...this is great, Chris -- the doodle and the story!!

mrsnesbitt said...

Love it! Really!
Thanks so much Chris xxx Weather report looking good for Sunday - we may just get over to Flamborough!

Lisa said...

love it! what a Riot!!!

Gattina said...

Like the doodle ! looks nice !

sandy said...

wow, just wow! and that painting is so rambunctious looking and really really really red and regal.

Loved what you rote!!
you're a rather good riter.