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Aromas and Love Part I

Her urine smelled faintly of lemon and was a tad briny as it splashed against his chest and cascaded down his torso. ‘Reminds me of getariako txakolina from the Basque part of Spain,’ he mused. ‘Now there’s a wine for fried seafood and shellfish! Perfect for soft-shell crabs. And, no wonder, duh! That’s what they fucking eat in San Sebastian.’ He could almost smell the salty snap of the sea air on the beaches of northern Spain and marveled at how a wine making town could capture its own aroma in a wine. He longed to be sitting outside at a quiet café gazing out over the ocean, with little bowls of salted almonds and fried calamari, the sound of the waves in his ears and a cold glass of txakolina in his hand.

She finished peeing. Coming back to the moment he released her hips from his clutch and she scuttled off him like a crab moving along the rocks.

Date Written: March 23, 2004
Author: John Slocum
Average Vote: 4.9

03/26/2004 qualcomm (5): that last image will haunt me.
03/26/2004 Craig Lewis (5):
03/26/2004 Dylan Danko (5): My oh my. I need a tissue.
03/26/2004 Mr. Pony (5):
03/26/2004 Will Disney (5): this *is* magnificent. Could there have been some more wine references though?
03/26/2004 qualcomm: i picture her scuttling like the claymation creatures of the sinbad movies, or like medusa in clash of the titans.
03/26/2004 John Slocum: Will: I could have put in more wine references, but I didn't want to overdo it.
03/26/2004 Jimson S. Sorghum (4): Yeah, that last line is so wastelandish.
03/28/2004 scoop (5): Are we talking bluefin crab from the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland and some parts of Virginina? Or a fatter but less succulent crab trapped and pulled from the Gulf of Mexico? Or perhaps you meant a Dungeness crab from the icy waters of Alaska, the preferred variety of Dungeness crabs thriving in the Pacific? Regardless, excellent, excellent, excellent short.
03/28/2004 John Slocum: Thank you scoop. I was thinking peeky-toe all the way.
05/20/2004 TheBuyer (5): Splatter
10/14/2004 Jon Matza: !!!
10/14/2004 Jon Matza: Not here, mother!
10/14/2004 Mr. Pony: I agree with my vote (see below).
10/15/2004 John Slocum: What's yer mom doin' here? Can she show us her panties?
03/9/2005 Mr. Joshua (5): You're right, Mr. Pony, I do have an opinion on this fine short, written by one of Acme's finest and most decent authors.
04/14/2005 Front (5):