I was sitting at my desk trying to decide on a writing activity when it came to me from downstairs in the kitchen. My husband did it again. He baked stinking fish. I can't think of another smell that I hate more. My lungs feel like they're being coated with cod liver oil every time I inhale. My nasal passages are swelling shut. My eyes are clouding over and I feel like a lizard with double eyelids. Just the thought of the scales that once covered that dastardly fish in the oven makes me want to toss my cookies (or at the very least, cringe). If he doesn't get a fan in the window soon, I might have to heave...or leave.
Did my words paint a picture for you? Writers, since I'm getting sicker by the minute, I think you should take over.
Write a sentence or two in response to a strong oder (good or bad). Please share!
Teachers and parents, peel an onion or cut an orange and let your kids take a whiff. Ask them to use their senses to describe what they smell. Now would be a good time for you to go into graphic detail. Let the drama of the moment dazzle your young writers! Please tell us how your kids describe their experience.