S is for Synesthesia

Synesthesia refers to a technique of presenting ideas, characters, or places in such a manner that they appeal to more than one sense, like hearing, sight, smell, and touch at a given time.


This is the first time I’m learning this terminology. I like the idea of appealing multi-sensorially through choice of words.

One More Move

His shadow loomed loudly over her; his eyes bitter black; exposed skin saggy and dank; breath puckered yellow; tongue lashing sharply.

She stood still; a silent protest of galvanized grey; icy tears drowning her fear; eyes burning cold, daring him to make just one more move.

I liked this technique. Certainly I’ve used it before but never so intentionally.

“S” in Zapfino Typeface
Zapfino “S” Found Pattern

Be well,

1 Comment

  1. Nice piece! I’ve often wondered what it would be like to experience synesthesia. The S pattern is interesting. You really have me looking at letters differently, and that’s always fun.


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