"Wherever men have lived there is a story to be told." Henry David Thoreau

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

More Sense of Touch

I found another really good example of the sense of touch. It's in Tom Piccirilli's book, The Midnight Road. In this scene, the main character has just fallen through an icy harbor in his car and he's stuck in his seat belt.

"The freezing water raged in, and with it came the intolerable cold and the crushing pressure of a darkness he had always known but had never had to endure before. Every nerve burned and schizzed out at once, and then there was only an insane numbness. The overwhelming terror soon swelled into something like comfort."

6 comments:

asabourova said...

Wow. That's a very powerful paragraph!

ElanaJ said...

That's awesome. Awesome. Awesome.

Strange Fiction said...

Wow! This one gave me chills. My Aunt was driving on the highway headed to her home up north and a tarp flew off a truck traveling in front of her and covered her window. She lost the road and spent 5 hours trapped in her car in a frigid creek.

Linda Sandifer said...

Strange fiction -- I hope your aunt got out of it okay!

Strange Fiction said...

Thanks for asking Linda. The truth is, my Aunt came out of the wreck with a bit of a limp, however; within a couple of years she lost both of her legs below the knee and one arm... apparently due to an unrelated condition... she has since been married and is doing favourably well...

Linda Sandifer said...

Strange fiction -- glad to hear your aunt is okay now although I'm sorry for what she had to go through. Thanks for sharing.