"Peppermint swirled into my nostrils, sharp as glass, then raspberry almost too sweet, like too-ripe fruit. Apple, crisp and pure. Nuts, buttery, warm, earthy."
Mint. The word and the photograph form your prompt. So many possibilities. What pops into your mind first? You could go with that. Or go organic and delve into leaves and patterns. Draw a tea cup with a mint tea bag, alter your page with mint-essential-oil.
"To invent or fabricate: a phrase that was minted for one occasion."
The American Heritage Dictionary
Use a minty color, like this building facade in Prague.
Also! Tic tacs, spearmint, peppermint, candy canes, aromatic plants, herbal tea, mint condition Cadillac, after-dinner mints, Peppermint Schnapps, toothpaste, a ton of money, the place where coins are made, a mint mark. Mint chocolate chip iced cream.
From Shakespeare, Love's Labors Lost:
"A man in all the world's new fashion planted,
That hath a mint of phrases in his brain;
One whom the music of his own vain tongue
Doth ravish like enchanting harmony..."
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