We are sometimes told not to 'dwell on the past' but this is exactly what a writer does, from time to time. A remembered image, sound and, especially, a scent can be the spark that releases the emotions of the past and sets you on the path of a story. If you think of  Proust and the madeleine cake which resulted in the many books of 'Remembrance of Time Past' and you'll get the idea. Eve, one of our group of writers which meets at Toast By The Coast illustrated this point perfectly. She used a sprig from a flowering bush which her protaganist picks and smells to evoke a  time in the past when she sat with her lover hidden from her grandmother by such a bush. The result  though short contained all the elements of a structured short story thast was impressive. Give it a try. 

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