Food Allergy For Thought

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.

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