A.Word.A.Day drabble – 6/14/10: “aeolian”
A Word A Day by Anu Garg
aeolian or eolian
adjective: Relating to or caused by the wind.
After Aeolus, god of the winds in Greek mythology. As keeper of the winds, he gave a bag containing winds to help with Odysseus's sailing.
The way to most men’s hearts may be through their stomachs, but for Marty, it was through his nose.
He was weeding his garden when Fate decided to take his life in hand, calling upon an aeolian ally to waft the smells of apple pie, tomato sauce, and coconut oil directly to Marty’s nose.
He followed the scents to their source, the house next door, where his new neighbor had a pie cooling on the windowsill, a pot simmering on the stove, and a toned torso glistening in the sun.
“Hi, I’m Flynn.”
Minty fresh breath. Marty was a goner.