Friday, April 12, 2013

Writing about our sixth sense

We perceive the gross or seen world through the five physical senses (i.e. smell, taste, sight, touch and sound), our mind (our feelings), and our intellect (decision making capacity). Many people literally get a gut feeling before something bad happens. Our viscera warn us of danger even if our conscious mind doesn't always get the message.

At The Writers @ Lovedean this morning we discussed our experiences. Most of us have felt that extra perception but how would we express those strange feeling on paper? Tough one. One member a self confessed fainter at the sight of blood, couldn't explain how she could sometimes get a hurt relative to help before hitting the ground in a dead faint and at others was out for the count instantly. Why do we sometimes instantly like or dislike a person? How can we know if someone has been into the house when we have been out?

So after a good sharing of some weird moments in our life and trying to look for rational explanations we have decided to focus on trying to write a few paragraphs exploring how we feel or how our characters react to the following;

- meeting someone for the first time and taking an unexplained dislike to them
- the feeling someone is watching you
- when someone stands too close
- when a cat or dog responds to something in the room we can't see
- deja vu
- knowing the house is empty before you knock
- knowing someone has touched your things or have been in your room
- knowing who is on the telephone before answering the phone

Please feel free reader to have a go to.

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