give sorrow words

“Give sorrow words.”  William Shakespeare, Macbeth

Every once in a while someone puts words together in such a way that they seem to change the molecular composition of our hearts:

“No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.”  C.S. LewisA Grief Observed

When evoking something as subjective as grief, give it tangible properties so your reader feels, more than thinks it.

Writing prompt: convey a way to know grief, by showing what it feels like, without ‘telling’

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