Flash Friday Fiction

After the Crush

The late afternoon sun filtered through the vines; early autumn was her favorite time in the vineyard. The warm, sweet scent of fruit hung in the air like temptation, the crush just past, grapes trampled into the earth – a heady aroma filled her mind with the possibilities this harvest would bring.

Buying this place had been her dream, a dream they’d shared. Now, she faced her first year alone, determined to carry on for them both.  Losing him had cost her more than she believed she had to give.  Picking up the pieces had taken everything that was left. This was his wine. She already knew its name:  Amour Duré.  Love Endures.

The photo prompt is courtesy of Madison Woods. Her story can be found here, along with links to all the other Flash Friday Fictioneers.

© Erin Leary

41 thoughts on “Flash Friday Fiction

  1. Beautiful. Good combination of sadness and determination to carry on, something we all have to do at some point in our lives. I’m glad she made it through and will have this place and wine to remember him.

    • I’m so glad you enjoyed it. It felt right – but then after reading all the variations that others came up with, I have new ideas. Every Friday is like that….

  2. Bittersweet. It must be hard to pick up the pieces and go on without him. Not easy taking care of a vineyard alone. Yes love endures but hope he left her a nice insurance policy.

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