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#MWWC9: Time to Vote!

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Life threatening?

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For the last few weeks I have been mulling over the MWCC#9 challenge word postulated by the drunken cyclist, the winner of the MWCC#8 challenge: Fear.  Puttering in the vineyards, cleaning up in the cellar, shifting bottles, pouring wine for customers, studying and trying to fit that word into the world of wine that I know.  There are plenty of apprehensions, concerns, moments of anxiety and disappointments – but being afraid?  No.

This developed into my thinking about life in general and what prompted me to succumb to sick-stomach, tense-jaw, weak-limbed Fear.  These days, I am gratefully secure and happy, not unaware that there is danger, but not directly threatened either.  Wine, in fact, is a larger part of my life because of my associations with Fear and the reality that I could’ve been long gone and have missed savoring so many joys of life, including wine.  My stories are nothing…

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Fear: Love Wine, Hate to Write

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#MWWC9 Fear
I’m not a writer.  I don’t have a novel inside.  I’m not compelled to write.  I started my wine/food blog as a way to explore social media, but writing always has been and continues to be a challenge.  Food and cooking?  Great.  Wine?  Love it.  Photography?  Great way to hone my eye and expand my skill. Writing? Ugh.

There it is.  The keyboard, staring right at me. There it is. The keyboard, staring right at me.

Along comes the Monthly Wine Writing Challenge. I was happy to participate in the first few sessions. I incorporated food, wine & photos into the story.  I thought I had a shot with a photo essay in #MWWC7 Devotion. Nothing, nada.  Discouraged, I let #MWWC8 pass without an entry.

Then I started to think about fear.  What am I afraid of?  Not winning? Really? I have a new group of friends with a common interest.  I’ve met other photographers, cooks…

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Previously, on OfMustAndMash… #MWWC9

Of Must And Mash

Wine and olive This blog is starting to look like an old hut in an abandoned vineyard. Shame nature cannot take over the digital world as brilliantly and fascinatingly as it does in the real world. A blog wasteland is just not as poetic nor does it have any purpose.

On the plus side however, there isn’t much tidying up to do when I come back to it. So what has happened since the last time there was any light in the cabin I hear you ask…?

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Monthly Wine Writing Challenge Entry/ Subject-Fear

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Madman on the Loose, I Could Die Today

On a sunny bucolic vacation day, The Bam, bam bambambam of an automatic weapon splintered the birdsong and rustle of the breeze through the treetops.  “Wait! Were those real gunshots?  Was it someone target practicing? Should I be worried?” we sat on the deck in the sunshine, pondering.  “It is a bit countryish with huge lots in this little seaside enclave of vacation and retiree homes. People could target practice here, I guess. And yet…”

In the twenty years we had been coming to that cabin for a women’s retreat week, we had never heard anything like this.  After all, it is Cleone, a tiny community where the grocery store, post office, and gas pump are rolled into one, where the one restaurant (with consistently awesome Mexican food) opens whenever the owners feel inclined to cook or do business, where the community’s…

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Chinon & Beaujolais: A Harvest In Burgundy – What’s So Scary About That?

We have another great entry into this month’s challenge (#MWWC8) from Chinon & Beaujolais.

You can check out her entry here:

A Harvest In Burgundy – What’s So Scary About That?

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Remember the deadline for this month’s challenge is Today (Monday)!