There’s a rare condition called lexical-gustatory synesthesia in which people involuntarily experience food tastes when they hear, read or say a word.
I’m allergic to milk. A severe reaction can lead to anaphylactic shock, which isn’t fun.
If I were also allergic to words, would uttering “milk” make me swell-spoken?
In college I wrote a story about the time milk almost killed me in the fifth grade. People thought I was exaggerating my symptoms. I wasn’t.
If you must write, risk your life to write. Every sentence, in the end, is a death sentence.
If writing doesn’t make you sick to your stomach, you’re not doing it right.