August 10: Flash Fiction Challenge – Squish

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August 10, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) include music and berries. It can be fantastical, such as the music of berries or a story that unfolds about a concert in a berry patch. Go where the prompt leads.

 

Squish, squish, squish those grapes

Feel that juice between your toes

Drop your feet in one two three

There’s wine to be made so squish, squish, squish.

 

And so, the song went as we walked in single file around the barrel, the juice oozing out, our feet turning red from the stain of the juice swirling round our ankles.

It was a job, it kept me in cash for the holiday season. But I have to say I was so sick of that boring song all day every day. The free bottle prize at the end was small compensation.

 

Written for: https://carrotranch.com/2017/08/11/august-10-flash-fiction-challenge-2/

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12 Responses to August 10: Flash Fiction Challenge – Squish

  1. Fandango says:

    Your post reminds me of that old “I Love Lucy” episode where Lucy is in Italy, I think, and she and another woman are walking around in a large wood barrel full of grapes making wine. Google “Lucy Stomping Grapes” to view the clip.

    Maybe I’m the only one of the two of us who is old enough to remember that episode.

  2. Jael Sook says:

    I thought of the “Lucy” episode too!!!

  3. I think there could be something pleasant feeling that squish between the toes. The song could get on your nerves though.

  4. Charli Mills says:

    Funny that it was the boring song that diminished the experience! I knew a Minnesota grape grower who made wine by inviting “guests” to stomp the grapes. Not sure I’d like sticky feet. And I do remember the I Love Lucy episode — reruns!

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