More to wine

A skin of leather, rough and old, a paper crinkled thousand-fold, a dusty room, the scent of pine, would you believe that I mean wine?   A scent of herbs and tar and rose, a land of fog still in your nose, a score of ninety-nine point nine, yet, there is so much more to wine.   A berry colour, dark and red, a million words all left unsaid,…
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Three, Two, One

She saw him three times in as many days and though they never engaged in any sort of longer conversation, by the end she felt she knew him in a way that was unexplainable to her. Years later, she would think back to these early days and smile, but at that time she couldn’t help but wonder how it could be possible? How she could feel close to a…
Vienna
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Chocolate smiles

She awoke to the sound of birds chirping somewhere in the surrounding countryside and the scent of summer slowly finding its way through the open window, nestling in her hair and the bedsheets. It was the kind of feeling that didn’t demand full awareness or open eyes to spread within a person and so she let it settle inside her semi-conscious body, relishing the sense of peace and freedom…
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Chasing Amadeus – Epilogue

Isla, January 27th, 2018 The scent of lavender bit her nose, irritating more than it calmed her. Still, she fought to keep her breath steady, guiding big gulps of the flowery scented air into her lungs, convincing herself that this situation was not at all out of the ordinary. She was not hyperventilating in her seat; she was not digging her fingernails into the skin of her palms; and…
Vienna
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Chasing Amadeus – Finale

Finn, December 24th, 2017 Finn couldn’t help but think back to the first time he had ever told the Mozart story, exactly ten years ago this date. Back then, his grandfather had made him do it and while Finn also remembered the nervousness and anxiety that had come with the commitment, it was now one of the things he was most grateful for. Over the years, telling this story…
Salzburg
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