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In Vino Veritas :Short fiction contest

Jason Evans is doing a great job. Of nurturing writing talent by organising superb contests on his hugely popular blog where each participant has to write a story/poem within 250 words. The the inspiration behind the write up should be the picture that Jason provides on his blog.

My gal took part in the contest few months back and this time i decided to give her some competition. 🙂

Here’s my take on the pic:

In Vino Veritas

“How was your day?”

 “Great…I went shopping! I have to tell you about this sale at Stacy’s.”

 “Good…but keep a watch on your spending habits, baby.”

 “I can manage…you don’t have to worry…I called you twice in the morning…”

 “Ya…had a long meeting with Mark. Did I tell you about the new project? ”

 “Sir, here’s your order…have a nice evening!”

 Gulp.

 “How many times do I have to tell you, it’s not supposed to be had that way”, Judi grunted.

 “Okay. Chill…what’s the big fuss about? Anyway, I don’t like coming to these fancy restaurants and shelling out money as if I have just won a lottery”, Randy retorted. “A beer does the trick for me…plus I feel more being myself with a mug”.

 “Who are you now, then?” Judi snapped back.

 “I am some guy sipping a garish drink who is pretending to be classy with a ‘taste’ for anything expensive”.

 “Oh come on! It’s divine! What’s wrong in having taste for good things in life? A beer makes you bloated and dumb. Wine is for the sophisticated.”

 “Yeah right!”

 Later.

 “Oh baby!”

 “I love it when you do that.”

 “Yesssss…”

 “Oh! My darling Jane…”

 “Whhaa…I knew it wasn’t meant to be…Fuck off Randy!”

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Please let me know if you like/dislike it.

 

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8 responses to “In Vino Veritas :Short fiction contest

  1. Shradha Drolia July 13, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    nice attempt…;)

  2. Shradha Drolia July 13, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    i have a doubt here…was the story only intended to show wine as the truth teller or was is also meant to reflect the motive of this smart wife who was spying over her husband and thus selected the classy wine to get the truth out of her husband who insisted having a beer instead?

    • Rohan July 13, 2009 at 3:13 pm

      Not really…its just that they go to a restaurant…unexpectedly the wine gets him drunk and the truth comes out…the non compatibility is shown throught the dialogue they have there…nothing much…the gal says that she ‘always knew’ because of their non- matching likes/dislikes and thus a strong relationship…

  3. aDi July 14, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    Hmm Rohan… gets me thinking if ANY guy can ever be faithful 😉

    U really brought out the vunerability in the face of Vino… and a natural dialogue! real good.

  4. Ranee Kaur Banerjee July 16, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    Thanks for the comment on my blog, Rohan. See you there again sometime, maybe!

  5. Ranee Kaur Banerjee July 22, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    Hey Rohan. Liked your Haiku on my blog. Looking forward to more.

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