Freddy: Roses, Violets, and Beef Stew

Rhiannon and I are sitting on a sofa in the living room of Rayley's house - or I should say one of the living rooms, for I think I saw at least one other. Of course, the other one could be called a "sitting room."

"Roses are red," I begin. "Violets are blue." I pause. "That's all I can come up with."

"Well, you want to write two more lines, the second one ending in a word that rhymes with blue," Rhiannon replies.

"Okay," I say, sighing. My tongue comes out involuntarily as I ponder. Finally, I have the answer.

"Roses are red. Violets are blue. I am so hungry. I would like some beef stew."

She laughs, which turns into a silent smile. She continues to stare at me. "What?" I say.

"It isn't very romantic," she replies.

"Oh, yeah." I return to my pondering.

"Roses are red. Violets are blue. Although we just met, I think I like you."

The End

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