A short story …

For Ragtag Daily Prompt which today is hosted by Christine and the given word is Appealing.




I enjoy nothing more than luxuriating in a bubbly bath, don’t you? Candles here and there, gentle music wafting ‘twixt drifting clouds of aromatic steam. With of course, a glass of red wine to hand.

Last I night I had a slight accident whilst wallowing.  I knocked my glass of Tempranillo Grande Reserve ‘09 into the bath. Such a waste, but the blushing water got me thinking. Surely, the ultimate soak extravaganza would be to bathe in red wine!

That chap Anonymous once said (and he said an awful lot of things) ‘where there is plenty of wine, sorrow and worry take wing ’. I like that.  To lay there in a cheeky little Chateau  Branleur with a hint of blackberries and plum, inhaling an aroma reminiscent of balmy summer nights (as it says on the label!) is quite appealing. 

Actually, it would be more like marinating than bathing, and I’d probably emerge looking like a life-sized strawberry! So perhaps beer might be a better idea, a well crafted pale ale perhaps. That might even give me a tan!

In the meantime, I’ll make do with my usual squirt-and-a-bit of citrus dishwashing liquid, and pretend it’s gin, with tonic and lime!



19 thoughts on “A short story …

  1. Christine Goodnough Jan 24, 2021 / 15:06

    You could try bathing in Lime-ade. You’re colour would be a great conversation opener. 🙂
    Thanks for adding your tale to today’s prompt.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Jan 24, 2021 / 16:51

      I’d come out looking like Shrek- again! I once applied green food colouring to my face for a fancy dress party and I had to take several days off work while I tried to get rid of it!

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      • Christine Goodnough Jan 28, 2021 / 16:21

        I can’t believe I made that typo! Your colour. I am burgundy now!


  2. ahtdoucette Jan 24, 2021 / 15:59

    I love the addition about the dish soap instead at the end. It does make for a really great bubble bath alternative. Because I have done that, it ties the rest of the train of thought all together for me. Too funny.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Jan 24, 2021 / 16:47

      I’ve done it, and I’ve spilled by bathtime wine too! Thanks so much Anne.


  3. hilarymb Jan 24, 2021 / 17:25

    Hi Keith – would you heat the wine? Also I’ve had enough of coloured bodies for a while … could you give us a break! But enjoy a sip or two shortly – or now?! Will it snow or not … cheers for now – Hilary

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  4. relaxitsallwrite Jan 24, 2021 / 17:58

    Might even give you a tan…funny concept lol Knowing your humor, I half expected your wife was going to walk in shortly after spillage and assume you had done the ultimate deed, to which you would respond, “Worse, I spilled my wine!”

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