Elixir – Daily Prompt

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Johann lived in the country with his wife, Gertrude. He hummed as he worked, trying to prove that his experimental methods work. He bleached the sheep’s wool needed for his wife’s needlework. He was busy developing an elixir of life, using olives, stones, minerals and herbs for longevity. It was amusing to see the light passing through the diverse bottles in the shelves. Cryptic symbolism and mysticism was an integral part of his alchemical work that men thought he was sort of a fool. They laughed behind his back. One day, he thought, when he finally discovered something, these men will topple over like dominoes. (105 words)

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Other “elixir” posts:
https://21stcdee.wordpress.com/2017/03/28/forever-young/
https://andtwobecameone.wordpress.com/2017/03/28/pain-eraser/
https://frankprem.wordpress.com/2017/03/28/hammered-gold-and-gilded-tin/
https://cimmeriansentiment.wordpress.com/2017/03/28/20-plus-one-blythe-mac/
https://thevault2017.wordpress.com/2017/03/28/cursed/