I’ll take Red Rum with a Crisp

13 Mar

Trifecta“£5 on Red Rum each way.”

“Smart bet. Red Rum, sir, is murder on turf. You’d never know he’d been lame.”

“So they say. He oughta give Crisp a run for his money.”


The Trifextra challenge this week was to incorporate a palindrome into a 33-word story. (For those who don’t remember what a palindrome is, it’s a word or phrase spelled the same forward and backward.) My palindrome, chosen completely at random from PalindromeList, is in bold above, and I admit, required a Google search for inspiration. I first thought red rum was a variation of the popular fermented sugarcane juice that makes my favorite strawberry colada so enjoyable. It may or may not be…I got side-tracked when Wikipedia informed me that Red Rum was a famous and much-loved racehorse in the UK in the 1970s. Despite having an inflammatory bone disease that caused lameness, his owner recognized his potential and rehabilitated him through training sessions in the sea. Running in the Grand National, England’s most famous steeplechase, Red Rum won three times and came second twice over the course of five years.

WARNING: The first few seconds of the video below may be disturbing to some viewers.

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Posted by on March 13, 2014 in Challenges, Historical Fiction



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