Have you ever written a scene that
takes place in the dark? I don’t mean a little dark, but pitch
black, no light whatsoever is getting into that space. The kind of
dark that makes people wonder if they even exist.
I like to write them every once in
awhile just to force myself to explore the senses other than sight.
Sound, touch, feel, taste…all things that we tend to take for
granted until we lose them (and so do our characters).
I think that sometimes, the dark can
facilitate feelings as well, make us feel things on so much more
grand a scale that emotions are heightened and connections are
strengthened. All great things for leading up to a satisfying
romance. Or some serious trouble, depending on how you decide to spin
In last night’s “dark” scene, my
characters were drawn together, then nearly pulled apart, and back to
the beginning again. Since they don’t have a flashlight, their
“dark” could last a long time…or could be over in a manner of
minutes. We shall see.
What’s your favorite “in the
dark” scene, either in your book or someone else’s?
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