Rudolph: Reindeer of TragedyRudolph, the red-nosed reindeerRudolph: Reindeer of Tragedy10 years ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
had a very shiny nose
and if you ever saw it
you would even say it glows.
Ok, so we've basically set up Rudolph here as the Protagonist. We've done the polite thing and pointed out his freakish abnormality as soon as possible. Also i'm not a fan of the whole "if you ever saw it" line, are they telling us what to think here? Do they give us no credit to make a judgement of this aesthetic problem?
All of the other reindeer
used to laugh and call him names
What names?! Nose face was my best attempt in less than three minutes. If Rudolph is this thin skinned, he'd have offed himself long ago or spend most of his time putting black makeup on his nose and being all Emo on Myspace. [oddly enough, this line is stuck in italics]
they never let poor Rudolph
join in any reindeer games.
Thanks for informing us that he's a "poor" reindeer, as if there was ever a situation where being called names and being isolated was ever a fun thing. What are