The aroma of coffee brewing, the minty scent of your grandfather’s aftershave or the salty smell of the beach.
What are the smells of your childhood? List three that pop into your head.
Start your story with one of them.
Maybe your character has a flashback when she smells something.
Or, the scent can be used as evidence in a crime.
Perhaps an unfamiliar perfume will reveal someone’s infidelity.
Make sure to use all five senses as you follow the scent to reveal your story.
See where your nose takes you!
Robin Stein muses, meditates and creates in Newtonville, MA. Her work has been displayed on the Martin Poetry Path and in the Story Dispenser at Wellesley Free Library. Her book, My Two Cities: A Story of Immigration and Inspiration, has been featured at many schools. She enjoys crafting crosswords, walking in nature and playing piano. You can read more at robinsteincreative.com.
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