You encounter a mysterious man offering you a magic potion that, once sipped, will make one of your senses (sight, hearing, taste, smell, touch) super sharp — but dull the others. Will you sip it, and if so, what sense do you choose?
As a person who is always looking forward to new experiences and endeavors I would definitely try such potion. Provided the effects have a deadline after which they will fade.
In such case I would like the potion to make my hearing super sharp. It definitely borders on voyeurism but I would like to hear the most quiet, most private sounds the city has to offer. I would like to know so many new stories, behaviors, manners of speaking and little quirks that various people posses. It would certainly enrich my writing style. The biggest tragedy a writer can face is the limitation of the knowledge he or she is able to acquire. One can only meet so many people or visit a certain number of places, get to know only some number of stories. But what if we could expand it? Imagine that you could hear all the people talking? Hear so many voices, so many different personalities.
And let’s not stop at that, if I could have a sharp hearing sense I would definitely want to explore different parts of Earth as well as nature. To hear different birds singing, animals communicating with each other in their own languages, hearing flowers and trees move their leaves, hear the budding seedlings… That would be something. That would be worth writing about.