I can smell a slight hint of ozone and the fresh dampness in the air. A rich dark aroma of coffee and freshly baked croissants wafts passed me. A slight whiff of damp rust from the iron framed balconies above. Clean, newly washed pavement warming and drying as it feels the creeping warm of the sun.
Hearing, Sight, Smell, Taste, Touch
Welcome back to my mini-series on the five senses. This time we’re working with Smell. I hope today’s post doesn’t turn out to be a stinker. (Okay… sorry. You know I can’t resist a play on words.)
I meant for this installment to be extremely lighthearted, and a scene from Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers quickly came to mind. Descriptive as it may be, it doesn’t really exemplify the point I wanted to make, but for fun, here’s the tidbit from Episode 20 anyway. In this snippet, Felicity, the woman in trousers, is tipsy from the physical reaction Absinthe (the Green Fairy) had when he was abruptly frightened.
It was no accident, I thought to myself, that the Green Fairy looked like a tiny green skunk, albeit one with gossamer wings. Much like a frightened skunk could spray a…
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