19 Apr 2012

A - Z Writing Challenge: R

The letter for today is: R, where I feature rude and radish.

I don't want to write about the word rude. The reason for this is I'd rather not let rude behavior influence my life. Yet unpleasant things must occur in writing if I'm to show every human situation. Right. Pull your socks up, Francene. Get down and dirty.
To my mind, rude behavior would go this way:
"Can I get you a drink, sir?" the barmaid asks.
"What else do you think I'm here for?" the scruffy workman says. "Not your fat arse, that's for sure."
Enough. You get the picture. Now: to link a radish to the word rude. This is a toughy.
We'll start with salad and then sneak up on the subject. Various crunchy, soft, savory and sweet ingredients combine to make a delicious mixture.
But here comes Mr. Hot—a radish. He's the rude ingredient of the salad world. Uncaring about the acid sweetness of Miss. Tomato, or the cool cucumber, Mr. Radish muscles them aside, even overpowering a spring onion.
Radish is so rude.


  1. Thanks for visiting my blog but if you don't like rude, you shouldn't come visit. But I think secretly you like it...

  2. My little son LOVES radishes. Especially, since I named them 'Fireballs'. He's convinced they'll let him spit fire like a dragon :)

  3. Diversity is the spice of life!!


  4. What a creative way to approach the A to Z Challenge! I love the juxtaposition here! Very cool!

  5. Bad Radish! Bad!!!! I hate rudeness with a passion. Truly. Being polite isn't even slightly difficult.


  6. H'm one of the few foods I dislike are radishes. and there's a very fine line between rude and abusive.

  7. Love your analogy. Yes, rude would fit a radish perfectly, ruining a perfectly good salad like that! Can you tell I don't care for radishes?! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  8. I don't think that I've ever eaten a radish. I'm not opposed to trying one. :)

    Thanks for stopping by P.S. Annie! and commenting there. Have a great weekend!

  9. Okay, this made me smile. Nice little post :D

    Best wishes,

  10. Haha. It is rather overpowering, isn't it?


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