I’m just curious if I’m kind of alone in this boat. xD
My mystery thriller has quite a few disturbing scenes which kind of resemble dead people or dead animals. And they’re very descriptive. Haha The story is meant to be this way (when I put it on here, it will be rated Mature), but with the last chapter I wrote, I’m just noticing how disturbing my descriptions are and might be a bit too much for some people.
Like for example, my characters had just gone hunting and I described the process of gutting the animal. It’s necessary because it’s how my MC starts to make the connections between the murders that’s been going on.
Bile rose in my throat as my hand reached in, the warm air tickling the edges of my skin. I did as he said, with my hand now hovering over the top organs that must be its heart and lungs. “I’m there.”
“Good. Now, I want you to cut the edges of the organs out, like the muscle that’s attached to it. This way, when we pull it out, it all comes out almost at once.”
I began slicing the knife through the small patches of nerve that stretched out to hold the organs in place. Some of which weren’t cutting through, so I had to hold onto one of the organs to stay in place while I broke the muscle’s attachment. The touch of it disgusted me as a shiver ran down my spine. “Oh, god.”
Have you ever written a very disturbing scene? Was it descriptive?