Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The Nose Can Show

After dinner I went out to water the garden while my husband cut the grass. The scent of fresh cut grass mingled with Honeysuckle on the light breeze. When I walked into the house the savory aroma of roasted chicken lingered.

Notice that I didn't have to tell you what time of year it is or what I had for dinner. Instead, your nose told you. For today's prompt we'll exercise the olfactory sense. Practicing to include details that delight or assault the nose will make your writing come to life.


Write a short scene that includes the sense of smell. Choose one of the following or pick one of your own:
  • skunk
  • burned popcorn
  • baking bread
  • a baby
  • cologne or perfume
  • apple pie

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