The Accidental Goldmine

Clipart image of a bottle and glass of liquor.

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 12 January 2022, essence.

There was once an upmarket distiller,
To his hooch added pods of vanilla,
While the drink didn’t sell,
With it’s sickly sweet smell,
He’d developed a world-class painkiller.

Prompt image for the Fandango One Word Challenge prompt

Author: Mister Bump UK

Designed/developed large IT systems, interrupted by a stroke in 2016, aged 48. Now mix development of health-related software with voluntary work and writing. Married, with an estranged daughter.

16 thoughts on “The Accidental Goldmine”

    1. I remember, as a boy, “vanilla” was the default flavour for e.g. ice cream, and was basically flavourless, but real vanilla is such a lovely scent and flavour, it doesn’t surprise me.


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