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“The River Runs Red.....”

Description from Elaine aka Belly Chick: This is a story about two young lovers in Mexico that hoping to be together forever. Their parents were afraid that this couple were getting ready to run away and get married, so the father of the girl decided on a scheme to keep that from happening. The night was dark with just a few stars in the sky and on this night, he went out and tampered with the red car that he thought would be used for their escape. Sure enough, the girl sneaked out when her fella showed up. They jumped into the red car and, much to the dismay of her father, it started like nothing was wrong! He stood on the porch in despair watching the tail lights disappear into the darkness.
It was not until the following morning that the families learned of the fate of the young couple. The car had sailed over the edge of the river bank and was swept away. They found the car down river a few days later but there was no sign of the young lovers.
Legend has it that every year on that same date, the river churns over violently and turns a deep, dark red.


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  1. Violet
    Violet says:

    Love your pick and the story Elaine !!!!!!

    I sent you a message a few days ago, did you get it?

  2. Gina P - Delta Chick
    Gina P - Delta Chick says:

    Wonderful pick and story!

  3. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Thanks ladies!

    Yes, Violet, I did get your message and ‘liked’ it…..looking good! Thanks!! :-)

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Great story Elaine!! And a beautiful, rich pick to represent it!
    Hope you’re doing well, haven’t seen you here in awhile. :-D Great to see your presence again!

  5. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Hi Mary! I am busy as always! I do check in every day but don’t spend a lot of time…kinda hung up on Facebook; playing the games and what-not! :-)

  6. Mary Brady
    Mary Brady says:

    Spooky pick and great story!

  7. Kitty Chicky Cat
    Kitty Chicky Cat says:

    That’s SO sad!! ;( But the pick is beautiful! Fav
    How’ve you been, Dear?

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Elaine congrats on this locvely pick being one of the weekly fav!

  9. Gina P - Delta Chick
    Gina P - Delta Chick says:

    Yep, this one is a favorite!

  10. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Wow! I’m shocked that it’s a weekly fave!! Thank you very much, ladies!!
    Kitty Chicky Cat, I’ve been fine….just very, very busy. How is everything with you?

  11. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Excellent Pick & story!

  12. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Elaine, congrats on this fab combo being chosen as one of LB’s Fave Picks of the Week! :D Your story sent shivers up my spine…. 8O

    I sure have missed my twin! Glad to hear all is well with you! Hugs! :D

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