Because my oldest daughter was born with a sensory disorder, I am reading a book about our senses and how they develop from birth through adulthood. I realize that I take my senses for granted. Because I have not lost my sight, my hearing or my other senses, I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about them in my own life. Because my father has lost his hearing and my daughter faces difficulties related to all of her senses, however, I do know how disrupted life can be when we face challenges related to our senses.
So here’s my writing challenge:
In at least 500 words, describe a scene that involves sight, taste, smell, hearing and touch. The descriptive words have to let us as the readers know what is being seen, heard, smelled, tasted and touched by a character. Don’t go over 1,000 words.
Follow this challenge by describing how a person reacts to the same scene or setting when they have lost three of their senses. They must encounter the same place or situation but without the same abilities. You can choose which senses the person has lost (sight, hearing, etc.).