Synesthesia: The Colors You Exude, a Fiction Writing Prompt

A 200 character short story based on real science.

I am like a psychedelic mantis shrimp with 12 kinds of photoreceptors. Quicker than the 3 most humans have. Can’t always tell the difference between similar colors but I recognize the color of danger or food. I hear the colors you exude.

Mantis shrimp have 12 photoreceptors. Short fiction with Kimberly Burnham Photo by Dorothea OLDANI on Unsplash

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