Saturday, March 05, 2011

Day 5: Gourmand

Somehow, this just got more difficult. Maybe because it's a weekend now? I don't know.

I'm thinking about something bigger either later today or tomorrow, whenever I have time. Probably crafting related, and hence costume-related. Either a complete post about the blue-jean bustle, or the first part of corset-making.

Also, I don't know how "Gourmand" turned into this. I think initially it was going to be someone fishing in order to have fresher fish for dinner. But this seemed more fun.

Paul knew enough about alchemy to tell how little he knew. His professor lectured for hours on the necessity for fresh ingredients. But what did newt eyes lose in preservation? What disappears from a sealed jar?

He hated plunging his hands into the warm body cavity of a just-slaughtered goat, to extract the bezoar. What would a stone pulled from the stomach of a goat lose upon extraction? Paul didn’t know. But it was tantamount.

With a dreary sigh, he dropped the oozing stone into his cauldron and washed his hands. The potion bubbled. Time to clean up the carcass.

1 comment:

Leah said...

It does seem difficult to keep it up but I am enjoying them.