Signs – #writephoto

Sue’s #WritePhoto prompt:

The warning signs had been clear enough, yet still, Randolph plodded on.
It wasn’t fair that his twin Rudolph had been picked from obscurity, just because of that stonking great red conk of his!
Honestly, you’d think he was something special!
Their mother had been quick to save all the Christmas cards that were sent showing that rotund fellow in red, sat on his sleigh, with the group of reindeer pulling him along, and Rudolph leading the way.
She all but forgot about poor Randolph.
He decided to leave home. Not knowing where to go, he just followed his heart.
In the distance, a large, yet sombre castle came into view.
It’s a shame he couldn’t read.
Or that he was too lost in his own sorry thoughts to see the large board displaying three deer skulls, complete with horns.

Igor the Targeter surveyed his grounds.
It had been a while since he’d had to train his eye and protect his precious lawns from those pesky animals. They were constantly nibbling at his grass and finely trimmed hedges.
That sign had been a perfect deterrent.
Or so he thought…



37 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Don Royster
    Oct 09, 2017 @ 03:42:23

    This is how Randy always felt.

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  3. Nisthur Anadi
    Oct 01, 2017 @ 11:45:40

    You are so consistent and beautiful with words.

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  4. AJ.Dixon
    Sep 29, 2017 @ 23:55:23

    This is a fun little story 😊
    Poor Randolph. He really had no eye-deer!
    …sorry. I’ll leave quietly.

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  5. Erika Kind
    Sep 29, 2017 @ 20:33:21

    Oh, looks like Randolph not only chose the wrong family…

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  6. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Sep 29, 2017 @ 17:58:54

    Randy was a dandy… this left me shaking my head for deer everywhere

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  7. robbiesinspiration
    Sep 29, 2017 @ 17:05:50

    Oh dear, looks like he may be put out of his misery sooner than he expected.

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  8. Frank Hubeny
    Sep 29, 2017 @ 16:47:28

    Interesting seeing that as a warning sign to animals who might be trespassing on the lawn. Nice description of Randolph jealous of Rudolph.

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  10. syl65
    Sep 29, 2017 @ 02:13:51

    Poor, Randolph…no reindeer games for him either!

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  11. Michael
    Sep 29, 2017 @ 01:38:11

    Very clever ritu..well done….gave me a giggle.

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  12. OIKOS™-Redaktion
    Sep 29, 2017 @ 00:52:15


  13. Fourth Generation Farmgirl
    Sep 29, 2017 @ 00:00:45

    Who will write a song for dear Randolph? Surely he deserves one. 😉 Great story, Ritu!

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  14. willowdot21
    Sep 28, 2017 @ 23:29:53

    Great post Sis, poor old Randolph you have to feel sorry for him 🌹

    Liked by 1 person


  15. dornahainds
    Sep 28, 2017 @ 21:42:01

    Aye! Poor Randolph. 🥀🥀🥀 another Excellent short story, though.

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  16. Sue Vincent
    Sep 28, 2017 @ 21:36:12

    Oh dear… (sorry!) poor Randolph… 😀

    Liked by 2 people


  17. mihrank
    Sep 28, 2017 @ 21:08:16

    you have such creative method – wow

    Liked by 1 person


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