Do You Smell That?

The smell was getting much stronger now.  He had to be close.  Any minute now and he would see it.  How long has he been following it, trying to find the source of the smell?  He hadn’t been paying attention to where he was going, and he was completely lost now, but it didn’t matter.  He had to find where it was coming from.  Peering ahead into the early morning fog, he expected to see it around every corner.  He knew that it would appear suddenly when he came upon it.  The shock of finally seeing it was probably going to be a lot to handle, but he could do it.  He was young, strong, and fit.  What would it look like?  Would it be large or small?  It didn’t matter, when he found it he would know what to do.  The suspense was killing him.  The smell was so powerful now that it completely overwhelmed his senses. 

He saw other people walking around, seemingly unaware of the smell.  How could they not notice it?  It was so powerful that it practically knocked you over!  But, they were walking in the other direction, going on with their lives, unbelievable!  It was clear by the looks on their faces that they had no idea what was possibly just around the corner.  They didn’t how close they were to what was causing this unbelievable smell!  It didn’t matter to him.  He would find it.  Then his search would be over and he could go on with his life. 

This has happened to him before.  He remembered that the last time had taken him forever, but he what he discovered had changed his life.  This felt like one of those times.  The anticipation was really getting to him now.  He knew that his search was almost over.  It was just around the corner.  Finally, as his eyes adjusted to the sudden flash of light, he saw it!

What do you think the smell was coming from?

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I write short stories, love to travel, install auto glass, and collect Beatles memorabilia.

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