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Sunday Micro Fiction: Say it Slant

Reuben & Rose­mary

Orig­i­nal­ly appeared in FRiGG

He intro­duced her to slant rhymes, for orange and por­ridge, and she won­dered at first if it were enough that her menus near­ly rhymed, if burg­er and bul­gar tru­ly inclined to each oth­er nat­u­ral­ly or if it were forced upon them, until one day it didn’t mat­ter, when beans and steamed met, slant­ed, like ham steak and pan­cake, radish and sand­wich, the wait­ress who loved rhyme with her toast and the man at the counter who loved her almost.

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From Todd B Stevens

of course orange and por­ridge you are ask­ing for knowl­edge, and noth­ing rhymes with orange. 

To wit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhyming_slang

I do like when beans and steamed met, Ran­dall.

Thanks, Todd, for the arti­cle. It took me a bit to fig­ure it all out, but I think I got it. 

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