Re: RE: Need description help

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Hi Lisa,

Since most people already have memories of how these things smell, why not just say, “The musty scent of rust and burnt gunpowder invaded her nostrils as he held the six-shooter against her face.” This allows the reader to participate in the story by invoking their own past memories. You can also include the smell of his sweat mixed with the scent of the gun to heighten the senses.