Descriptions that draw on the senses of sight or hearing sometimes seem to come more naturally than some of the other senses, such as taste. Even though taste can evoke powerful memories and associations, it's usually only related to eating and food (as follower Marcia Hoehne pointed out in commenting on an earlier post about writing with the five senses). That got me thinking.
Are there other situations for using the sense of taste that aren't related to food? Here's what I've come up with from my perspective as a children's writer:
3. Wind/air/dust blown into your mouth
4. Swimming in a pool
5. Swimming in the ocean
6. Nervous behaviour - Some kids chew on clothing, pencils, Lego bricks, and other non-food substances.
7. Blood, sweat or other body substances
8. Dirt (e.g., eaten on a dare or randomly during play)
9. Toothpaste, dental tools and substances
10. Shampoo, soap or other stuff that accidentally gets in your mouth
Can you think of any others? (Keep it clean, kids may read this blog.)