By Pen Penguin
Copyright 2012 Pen Penguin
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My boyfriend, Matt and I had just moved to a new city. We were taking our time exploring, when we stumbled upon a back-alley apothecary. It seemed kind of shady to me, so of course Matt decides we need to check it out.
"Where's your sense of adventure, Lisa?"
Or so he said in response to my protests. As we entered the shop, a musky atmosphere enveloped my senses. There wasn't anyone else inside, as far as I could tell. It soon became clear that this wasn't a regular drug store. We passed by shelf after shelf of bizarre concoctions. Hair growth tonics, height increasing pills, candy that'll make you sneeze uncontrollably, the list of strange potions went on and on. I wondered if we were going to find some shrunken voodoo heads next.
"Hey Matt, are you sure we should be here? This place is really weird. I bet half of these so-called love potions don't even work."
"I take offense to that, young lady."