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Sunday, March 25, 2012

The crafty alchemist

The crafty alchemist found great joy in sweeping the truth under the carpet. His scientific acumen was widely recognised, and gauged by his standing among his peers, there was very little chance of an investigation. His supple mind had long ago worked out the importance of keeping those rare oils and acids well hidden, leaving only some innocent looking juices out in the open. The herbal mixtures that he invented to sprinkle into these juices hid his real agenda. Meanwhile, his web of secrets grew as he tenderly cared for his true interest, and he also knew that he could never let the world share his knowledge.
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Wordle 49. 
The words to play with were:
craft joy supple alchemist gauge juices 
tender acid oil acumen sprinkled sweep



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12 comments:

Mary said...

I enjoyed this. Slightly sinister in that he will never share his knowledge and sweeps the truth under the carpet. Well wordled.

brenda w said...

I agree with Mary, Inger. This piece had me wondering what the scientist was doing...why was he hiding his knowledge from the rest of us? Sinister, indeed.

Inger-M said...

LOL, I don't know what he's doing either, he's so secretive! :-)

Jules said...

I know...he's transforming everyday items into gold to buy jewels and baubles for his wife! :)

I think maybe he should hire a maid so his wife's skirts won't get dusty or soiled when she sweeps LOL!

Nicely Wordled!

Anonymous said...

Full of intrigue!-Irene

Janet said...

Intriguing, suspenseful...love the ending!

Paula Wanken said...

I loved the pairing of the words to the picture. Well done!

Mark Windham said...

always the secretive art. Well done.

teri said...

Right from the start you highlight the secretive nature of the "crafty alchemist". You play all the way through with just the right place for each word. Great job! Thanks for stopping by my place- so nice to see you here on the Sunday Whirl!

teri said...

Oh and I really love the spider web covered in droplets...it is exquisite!

daphnepurpus said...

I love the intrigue and the art is fantastic as well!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Somehow I think those "innocent juices" aren't as innocuous as they seem. This guy seems like a crafty character!

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