The sense of hearing is one of my favorites.
I use it a lot in my own writing.
It's an easy sense to forget.
So I was particularly fond of a biography written by a fifth grader in a recent workshop of mine.
This kid is tuned into sounds.
Some excerpts (all by the same student):
- “Bam Bam.” Another shiny silver nail was being hammered into the rough wood as the fort was getting taller and taller.
- Just by the sound of the car rumbling over the dirt path, he knew that they had arrived at Rocky Point Amusement Park.
- “Ripppppp”, was the sound of Richard ripping open an envelope.
- “Knock knock” was the sound of opportunity knocking at Richard’s door.