Is it just me, or have you guys noticed a lot of "bile rising in the throat" of characters in a novel.
This has me thinking. Does anyone really feel bile rising in the back of their throat outside of having a stomach flu? I've been in some pretty scary and upsetting situations, but I do not recall that particular sensation.
Is this phrase a crutch we're starting to use more and more to try to tell our readers, 'this character is affected deeply by what just happened.' Or do I just have a particularly strong stomach?
So for this week's poll, I'm asking: