#Writober Day 8: Scent

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#OctPoWriMo

Today’s OctPoWriMo theme is Scent. I wrote a post about smell back when I started this blog and did a series on exploring the senses.

Passing Thyme

Passing the pots on the porch, I fondle the herbs
Thyme lingers on my fingers
surprising me later with a trip to my past
a pizza party with rainbow bubbles
from a pipe organ
giggling while writing song requests
dancing and running around the long table
interrupted by the arrival of gooey-cheesy pizza
oregano and thyme hiding in the sauce.
I return to my herb garden
and pinch leaves between my fingers.

 

#Writober4

The image for Day 8 on the Pinterest board shows two children approaching a large glowing object or creature in the woods.

My take: An alien has set up shop in a forest and is luring children to it for nefarious purposes.

Micro-fiction:”Ugh, Mary. That deer carcass smells horrible.” “Ignore it, Christian. Come on. I want to get a closer look. What do you think that green glow is? Do you hear it calling? It’s like it’s singing to us.” “I don’t like that song.” “I think it wants to give you something, Christian. It’ll be just like Christmas. Come on.”

Writing Process and Tools

Plot-o-matic: A nutritionist–Wants to save her self-destructive child–calls a radio talk show

Creepy verbs: dread, panic, forebode, agitate, concern, worry, perturb

Story Cubes Symbols: man parachuting, alien, fountain, apple, book. magnifying glass, postcard, arrow, erupting volcano

Woodland creature: chipmunk

Horror trope: Frankenstein’s monster

 

 

Happy Reading and Writing!

 

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