Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt.
Electric shock. A shock of surprise. A shocking development. Shocking news. Going into shock. A shock of blond hair. Shock and awe.
Say the word shock ten times, fast, and you’ll be laughing.
You can shock someone with unexpected news, making them very upset or very elated.
Sometimes I have felt the shock of a mild earthquake. Since I grew up in the midwest, where earthquakes hardly ever happen, I had no idea what was going on when I experienced my first one in Portland, Oregon, when I was 12 or 13. Yeah, that was a bit shocking.
You can turn white from shock, as the blood drains from your face. Why doesn’t the blood drain from your feet, upward? I guess that wouldn’t be draining, which carries the sense of down, not up. Still.
My kids used to think it was fun to slide across the carpet in the winter and then touch each other, creating a spark of shock.
Of course, falling in love can create a spark of shock, too, but of a totally different nature.
I think I’ve about worn out my options, so I’ll stop.