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Sensory Exercises — Week 2: Taste

August 20, 2006

Because I will be out of town this Wednesday, I post this exercise early. You still have until Wednesday to finish your stories from last week and move on!

Last week, we wrote two short pieces. One concentrated entirely on the scent of hibiscus. My colleague Judy, over on the iVillage Writing Life board pointed out that the scent of hibiscus tea is quite different than the scent of the live flower. What a wonderful observation!

The second story contains the scent of hibiscus, but is the story that will be revised each week, adding on the additional sense.

This week, we deal with taste. What are the descriptive words that come to mind when you think about taste? Salty, sweet, savory, spicy, bland, milky, sharp?

How does the scent relate to the taste? Do some spells provoke the taste in your mouth?

The taste:

Single malt whiskey.

The challenge:

Write a short piece where the taste is the primary focus.

Edit last week’s Story 2 to include the taste of single malt whiskey along with the scent of hibiscus.

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One comment

  1. Hmm… Interesting exercise. I’ll have to try it when I’m fleshing out my next WIP. 🙂



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