Is it just, using an alchemical apparatus within a story?
an alchemical apparatus used to drive the plot, scaffold the story structure, and/or function, also, as a skeleton key?
Transmutate to into art.
The reader and/or audience undergoes the Cathartic process,
like enzymes provoke.
The Apparatus drives the substance of letters/words toward catharsis.
Our story’s technical equipment enables a bunch of words
to BeRead by an audience or reader of the collection.
In this way, words transmutate to a collection, set, Sum, somme
that somehow be-came greater than the sum of its parts
This alchemical thing is but primarily a piece of technical (albeit ‘unscientific’) apparati that is taken-up, in itself, and then applied to a bunch of words such that when those words are taken-up [sic. in the abstracted sense], an epiphenomenon emerges on a different level of scale.