Deb, over at Nope, Not Pam, has this weekly challenge called A Letter a Week where she gives us a place, an emotion, an adjective, a verb, and an animal all starting with the same letter. Then she asks us to write a post using those items and the letter she has given us, which this week is the letter R.
Here are Deb’s R-words:
Place – Rome
Emotion – relief
Adjective – rhyming
Verb – run
Animal – robin
“They say what happens in Rome stays in Rome, right?” Frank said.
“Actually,” Tim said, “you’re thinking of Las Vegas. The saying about Rome is, ‘When in Rome do as the Romans do.’”
“What does that mean?” Frank asked. “What do the Romans do?”
“I don’t know what Romans do, Frank, but let’s just run with it, okay?” Tim said.
“That’s a relief,” Frank said.
“What’s a relief?”
“That we don’t have to know the Romans do,” Frank said. Then pointing up, he said, “Hey, look at that bird up there on the wire. What kind of bird is that, Tim?”
“It’s a robin,” Tim said.
“You mean like Batman and Robin?” Frank asked.
“No, Frank,” Tim said, shaking his head. “It’s a robin, as in that old song with the lyrics, When the red, red robin comes bob, bob bobbin’ along, along.”
“I didn’t know you were so good at rhyming, Tim,” Frank said. “Robin and bobbin’. That’s really good.”
Tim rolled his eyes. “You wanna hear another rhyme, Frank?”
“Sure, Tim, I like this game.”
“Okay,” Tim said. “It’s midnight in Rome, so it’s time to go home.”