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06 May 2006 @ 08:24 am
Kiloword: Pain  
Yesterday, I moved some heavy lava rocks, one in each hand, from a large pile to an area about 30 feet away where I was helping construct a dry riverbed in a desert landscaping. The large pile was made up of a few hundred rocks. Over the course of two hours, me and another riverbed maker, moved the entire pile, two rocks at a time, over to the riverbed site, and then sat down and rearranged them to form a shallow desert arroyo.

When I finished, my arms, from my wrists to my shoulder blades, were stinging and electric with sharp pain. It was impossible to move without some agony. I couldn't find a comfortable position. The pain sizzled in my arms, the result of lactic acid building up between the previously unused muscle fibers. Acid. Burning my muscle tissue. Ouch.

Pain is relative, though, to the person experiencing it. Some can handle huge amounts without cracking a wince. Some cry at a paper cut. Where does you character fit in that spectrum? For this Kiloword, put your character in pain, small or great, and write how they respond to it. Expand on it. Get descriptive. Explore the details.
Queen Mab of Critiqueaellwynde on May 6th, 2006 03:40 pm (UTC)
Oooo this is good.
felician_logic: kilowordfelician_logic on May 7th, 2006 04:54 pm (UTC)
Excellent:). Will you share the outcome with me? I won't beg for a public post. I'm always curious about what the prompts prompt:).
Queen Mab of Critique: Dabbler by Daneaaellwynde on May 10th, 2006 01:28 am (UTC)
When I do it. I haven't made time to write in the past few weeks. I saved that one though. It inspired me.

I have done some random bits from your prompts. I'll add you if you wanna wade through?