Write at the Merge, Week 7

writing promptIt’s Write at the Merge time again. Our creative writing prompt offers up two … somethings… for your inspirational pleasure. Find where they intersect for you and write on! Sometimes it will be one, sometimes both; you’re welcome to bring fiction, memoir, and poetry to our table.

The link up is live  until Thursday at midnight PST (Valentine’s Day, for those who observe.). On Friday, we’ll offer up a little recap. Do come back by. We hope you’ll enjoy reading your colleague’s offerings as well.

This week, be inspired by the sense of smell. It’s said scent is the strongest tie to memory, and aroma is a powerful force—for good and awful! Is your nose engaged? Now I give you the word Elixir:

elixir |iˈliksər|
noun
a magical or medicinal potion: an elixir guaranteed to induce love.
• a preparation that was supposedly able to change metals into gold, sought by alchemists.
• (also elixir of life )a preparation supposedly able to prolong life indefinitely.
• a medicinal solution of a specified type: a natural herbal cough elixir.
ORIGIN late Middle English: via medieval Latin from Arabic al-’iksīr, from al ‘the’ + ‘iksīr from Greek xērion ‘powder for drying wounds’ (from xēros ‘dry’).

Happy writing!



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