5 min writing prompt "Three Grapes" #freewrite
He stares down at the grapes left outside his door. Three grapes. After glancing up at the silent and empty neighbourhood, he slips silently back into his house.
Susan and the kids still aren't up. He should go back out there and remove the grapes. But he can't just yet.
They won't even know what the grapes mean. But he does. And later...
He rushes to the door. But now the grapes are gone.
He'd wanted the vineyard to himself. At the top of the vat, so many years ago, Marcello had held three grapes over the wine below. "I always add three special grapes of my own," the old man had said, and as he leaned over to make his offer, the younger man had taken his shot.
They'd found the body a day later and it had been ruled an accidental drowning. He was in the clear.
Written in five minutes from the writing prompt, "Three Grapes" as part of the #freewrite exercise. You can view the prompt here and check out the other entries; they're all finely aged with a velvety turn and a crisp finish. Thanks to @mariannewest for creating and running this well fermented writing challenge.
As well, if you enjoy my writing please check out my latest short story "Morning Jog" - it's a somewhat longer tale that combines elements of futurism and nostalgia. I think I've managed to make those two things blend in one story, and I hope you will agree. It's also based on an original song of mine that you can listen to at the end of the story, and an original image of which you can buy prints. A three-in-one artist created combo mosh, one of several that I've got going on here on Steemit.