clues at the scene

clues at the scene

Saturday, February 28, 2015

The Wine

At left, an image from wikicommons as provided by AndrĂ© Karwath. Lovely snap. Thanks for the use.

I used to be able to drink wine and write prose without difficulty. I drank fairly rough stuff. I'm a fan of Italian reds.

Now, it is too relaxing. I cannot do it anymore.

Scotch - sure. A taste over three or four hours seems just fine ( a taste being one finger).

Burger night here. Had a bottle of red with the burgers. Now, too bloody mellow and relaxed to do the serious harm my stories require.

I'm not up to grinding a character's hand in the disposal.

I think they're upping the alcohol content in the mass market stuff. More sugar, more alcohol.

Anyway - it did me in this evening. There's nothing for it but to tie leaders for fly fishing and generally do "not writing." I could use a break but a chemically induced one is not what I had in mind.

Stay off the juice.

I'll deny it if you attribute it to me. However -

You heard me.  

It's "Noir at the Bar" and not "mellow writers laughing softly at the bar."

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