Wednesday Words – The Oil of Sage

The aroma of apple wood burning in the grate reminded the elderly man fleetingly of summer. He bent over, lighting the taper in his hand and straightened carefully. The day had been mild, even for this late in the year. But the nights were drawing in and evenings were cool, making his bones ache. He stepped around the small room, lighting the beeswax candles set on shelves. After the seventh candle flickered into life he extinguished the taper and sat down in his favourite armchair. As the candles burned, the oil in the metal cups above them heated, releasing the clean, strong relaxing scent of sage…
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© Freya Pickard 2016
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2 Comments on “Wednesday Words – The Oil of Sage”

  1. Libby Says:

    Intriguing – can’t wait to read more!

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