Parched

clipart image of a pair of wine glasses

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 15 July 2021, trinket.

My cheapskate friend’s birthday had tolled,
So to open some wine, I cajoled,
As he poured it to drink it,
Found the glasses were trinkets,
When the plonk all leaked out from the bowl.

“plonk” is what we in Britain call a generic, cheap, nasty wine. I didn’t realise that the name didn’t travel, so I’m sorry if you didn’t get that one.


Prompt image for the Fandango One Word Challenge prompt

Author: Mister Bump UK

Designed/developed IT systems in finance, but had a stroke in 2016, aged 48. Returned to developing mainly health-related software from home, plus some voluntary work. Married, with a grown-up, left-home daughter.

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