I’ve been collecting sense imagery like a magpie lately. If you do any type of writing, this kind of word scrap booking is highly recommended. Here’s a few I gathered this week (don’t steal mine – get your own!)
The best writing is sense- bound. It puts you right there in the experience.
Cutting your finger through yellow rubber gloves
The rhythm of someone filing their nails
Fragments of a saxophone riff barely audible in the distance
The pungency of toilet duck
Nameless, faceless mannequins in the window of David jones
A rough hand brushing your bare arm
The little burn inside your lip when your latte is too hot that you can’t stop biting with your tongue even though it hurts like nothing else
The smooth shine of hospital floors.
The sting of dettol on a raw blister
Accidentally stepping on a small stone with bare feet then hobbling all the way home
The slick of sweat down your back after a long run
The second skin of a duvet when it’s bucketing outside