In Vino Veritas

Grief unsettles me. I do not pour it lightly on the page. You dredge the lees of my words, claiming this is needful, this cleansing of the palate. What I taste is absence.


This post was made in response to the Trifecta Writing Challenge weekend Trifextra prompt:

This weekend we’re asking for 33 words about a new beginning.

An ending is a beginning, is it not?

24 responses to “In Vino Veritas

  1. 😦 ooooh I love this – sad piece – but I love it

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  2. fun play with words meanings and metaphors:-)

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  3. Wow, this is great! Love the tasting of absence in the last line.

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  4. Loved this morsel of love,laced with absence:-)Amazing play of words.

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  5. Wonderful, I enjoy your darker take on the subject.

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  6. Yes, it is. A blank plate is ready to b filled!:D

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  7. Oh, the words here come from such a deep place in the heart. Loved this.

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  8. An ending is definitely a beginning. It’s all one big circle. (:

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  9. Beautiful and haunting. Lovely piece.

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  10. This is good. Sometimes you can taste absence. Unexpected and apt! 😀

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  11. LOVE. Indeed, endings are the only beginnings, sometimes.

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  12. The lees of my words.. I love that. And tasting absence – nice piece!

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  13. Terrific gustatory romp!

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  14. Terrific use of words.It is unfortunate that it’s necessary, isn’t it?
    dk

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  15. I especially love the title, giving even more weight to the 33 words. Well done!

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  16. Very poetic. And, yes, every ending can also be a beginning.

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  17. The wine analogy is so good! Sending you some happy.

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  18. Love the title but the ending hung on and stayed with me. I read this 3 times. Adding the sense if taste made this so powerful.

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  19. I loved this. What helps one person cope doesn’t always work for others!

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  20. “An ending is a beginning, is it not?” I remember there being a song that had a chorus along the lines of: “every new beginning starts from some other beginning’s end”. You did a tremendous job with the prompt!

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  21. oh, breathtakingly beautiful!

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  22. Absence does have a taste – stale, bitter, yuck. This was a great way of looking at the prompt. Amy
    http://sharplittlepencil.com/2013/01/13/the-journey-trifecta/

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  23. This is haunting. And true.

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