Grapes are sour

Daily Prompt – You have to choose one flavor that your sense of taste will no longer be able to distinguish. Sweet, sour, bitter, salty, umami, spicy (not a taste per se, but we’re generous): which one do you choose to lose?


“Grapes, grapes, grapes; fresh from the vineyards. Only Rs. 30/- for one kilogram”, the usual hawker shouting in the daily vegetable market.

“Any bargain?”, asked I. “Oh! Young kid, for you 5 Rs. off.”

I found it a good deal and so I went with it. “I will enjoy these at home today”, thought I.

About 1 hour after my lunch I found myself in my living room with the grapes before me. Only thinking about the grapes filled my mind with enjoyment. Those small bright green balls captivated me.

Just as I inserted the first grape into my mouth, “Arrrr!!!!! Theseee are soooo sour!!!!”

The grapes were so sour that I decided not to touch any other grapes. Maybe the hawker knew it in the first place and gave me bargain just to sell his stock. Even now, I couldn’t blame him; it was I who didn’t taste them before buying (sigh).

I wish I could have lost my sour taste bud. It would relieve me of all the sour flavours out there (including those damn grapes).

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One thought on “Grapes are sour

  1. Poor guy! Well I have a solution. I think you should imagine the sight of round, juicy and wonderful grapes. Imagine eating a bunch of them in one go. I am sure imagination will help your appetite. And look at the brighter side, at least thoses grapes were not bitter 😀

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