Scent on the wind

Man stood outside bric-a-brac shop

Copyright – John Nixon

An old man shuffled down the side-walk with the aid of his cane, glancing up occasionally to peer at a shop window through his spectacles.

Then he stopped.

He sniffed at the air, turning his head this way and that.  Shooting a glance over to a second hand bric-a-brac shop, he turned on his heel, marched there.

Standing at the open doorway, he smiled at the elderly female shop assistant within as a deep, bestial growl rumbled from within his chest.

Grinning, the tip of her tongue protruding from between her teeth, she responded with a growl of her own.


About TheImaginator

35 year old sciolist living in Tokyo. I like swing dancing, Twitter word games, writing, using, reading, and watching movies. I write stuff on my blog occasionally.
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21 Responses to Scent on the wind

  1. zookyworld says:

    When you hear a bestial growl starting from someone, I think it’s time to run the other way. Creepy!

  2. Sandra says:

    I’m a sucker for a bestial growl. And when it’s reciprocated… well …

  3. helenmidgley says:

    Sounds like it’s taken years to perfect that bestial growl, lol 🙂

  4. Wow! Where did that come from…and where is it going??? 🙂


  5. Jan Brown says:

    Very intriguing story! Cat people? Aliens? Shape shifters? Retired xenomorphs? The possibilities are endless. Well done!

  6. unspywriter says:

    Lots of food for the imagination there! I loved how he sniffed the air to find his, er, mate. 😉 Nice job.

    Here’s mine:

  7. Dear Imginator,

    Sounds like the mating call of two werewolves or two Klingons. 😉 Intriguing.



  8. Okay, that was just plain weird. You really went surreal on us there.

  9. dmmacilroy says:

    Dear Imaginator,

    I agree with Sandra and Rochelle. Good sense of smell for an old beast.



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