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Riesling Goes With Anything

Published by SCOTTKIKKAWA | Thursday, September 24, 2015 7:22 AM


When in doubt, reach for the scotch. 100 words. Kanpai.


She knew everything.

At least she always sounded like she did.

“Riesling goes with anything,” she proclaimed with authority. Those proclamations always came before an audience of more than me. After a few weeks with her I was beyond impressing.

“Anything?” gasped one of her vapid coworkers, the one who crocheted those doll torso toilet paper covers for office craft fairs. “Really?”

“Sure,” she replied. Big smug, Estee Lauder grin. “With anything on this table.”

Right.

Even with the fucking shoyu chicken.

They all lined up for a pour.

Not me.

I’d seen this show.

I reached for the scotch.



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patpathawaii - Wednesday, September 23, 2015 10:53 PM.


I like the way you get at the relationship in such a short few sentences. Your narrator sounds so jaded, I can imagine a history to this pair.