And I’d add a 6th sense – what does something “feel” like, the emotional sense, so to speak. A most important addition in my book.
The more we can evoke emotions as a writer, the more we’re going to touch the reader, and isn’t that what we’re all about? 🙂
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.
Absinthe, the Green Fairy
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…
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Hi Christine — and thanks very much for reblogging.
I wasn’t sure how well these posts would be received… but maybe I’ll do a bonus at the end of the series for a sixth sense. The heroine in my novel relies heavily on her very unreliable intuition. So maybe I will at that… We’ll see. Hugs!
Keep up the good work!