As mentioned last week on the corresponding day, some scents take us back in time -- to people or places that hold meaning, sometimes a deep meaning. As a writer I need to keep in mind that not all scents trigger happy memories. But in the scene I'm sharing today, the scents aren't triggering anything except the excitement that the prey is nearby, just up the trail...
#writingthesenseschallenge Day 25 - Scent Details Refined
One corner of her mouth rose in a crooked grin. Long ago, many thought it cute. Now the gesture hovered on the edge of menacing. Back home, her imi’I would’ve scolded such a blatant display of contempt. But here, no one could see it, no one could judge. Besides, since when did she care what others thought? She’d spent most of her life forging her own path in spite of her imi’I’s machinations. Who’d want to bond with a pale Drositir like her? She’d long ago resigned herself to the fact. Oh, yes! They wanted to touch her, but not if it meant bonding.
#fantasywipjanuary Day 25 - Pirates or Cowboys?
If you'd asked me a few years ago, I'd have said pirates loud and clear. But after far too many cheesy movies, I've lost my respect for the storybook pirate. So for now, I'm saying cowboys. I like their work ethic and their general moral code in real life. I like people I can count on.
I can't think of a character who personifies what I perceive as the ultimate cowboy more than The Rifleman. My second favorite actor who portrays cowboys most often is probably Sam Elliot. I haven't seen all the films in which he stars but the ones I've seen, I really enjoyed the characters he portrayed.
If you're playing along with my writing challenge, I'd love to see how you've responded to the prompts. You can share here in the comments below, or on IG by using the hashtag (#writingthesenseschallenge).
Melody Kittles writes fantasy fiction under the name Robin McElveen. She loves God, her family, the arts, a warm cup of coffee or tea, visiting friends, and collecting coffee & Pusheen items.
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