Tuesday, 16 October 2012
gunpowder in the supermarket
Simple enough, I was leaving the supermarket, having just bought some milk. The doors to the colder outside were open when I caught a tangy chemical smell.
Not damp, more sharp and something that pinged back to childhood. A mix of cold air and something else. Black powder nitrates. The smell from the inside of a sparkler packet.
Strontium, barium maybe copper. Flashback to scarves and improvised displays.
Different nowadays, with most fireworks organised.
Then I spotted the locked freezer-like box in the entrance to the supermarket. Almost stealthily, November 5th is approaching.
Posted by rashbre at 22:29