Alchemical

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Scattercat
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Alchemical

Post by Scattercat » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:14 pm

“Eureka!” he cried, trailing papers behind him. He held a scorched alembic in one hand. His beard still smoked, his hair a matted birds-nest atop his head. He grasped my arm, his palms sweaty. “Listen! The secret! I’ve found the secret! You don’t have to turn anything into gold. It’s already gold! All of it! It’s all made of gold!”

I shook him off, hurried away. He shrieked away, down the street.

My skin itched where his dirty hands had touched. I scratched at the spot, felt it peel away in thin strips, saw the metallic sheen glinting from beneath…

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Re: Alchemical

Post by dreamrock » Wed Feb 24, 2010 5:47 am

Interesting twist on King Midas. I like it. :D
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Re: Alchemical

Post by munsi » Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:09 am

i enjoy this one very much. highly entertaining take on alchemy

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Re: Alchemical

Post by Scattercat » Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:30 am

I honestly hadn't thought of King Midas at all until you said something, Dreamrock...

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