shoulders - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
The disease had robbed him of more than his body. The whittling of his muscular shoulders to no more than those of a malnourished child was obvious for looking, but the inner torment was quite hidden. While the doctors worked to restore his body his mind was under siege. Everyday he wore the mask of coping, hoping that by the time he could no longer keep it up it would be redundant; that by then a cure would be found. Until then he smiled at jokes he had no stomach for and complied with every test and procedure. In the hours he spent alone with just the machines he would talk to God, ask Him to watch over his children. He knew He'd do that anyway, but asking helped to ease his worries.
After three decades at a keyboard her shoulders were rounded forwards and slumped. She wondered what she might look like had she escaped life in a cubicle farm for something physical. Would she have those straight and muscular shoulders she so envied from the magazine covers? Maybe, maybe not. But it was all academic now, not even physiotherapy could correct it. The repetitive strain injury, the circular thoughts and the shoulders were all bi-products of a misspent life; too cautious to live her dreams, too scared of failure to have a chance of success.
His shoulders were well developed for an eleven year old, but not through an excess of expensive middle-classed sporting programs. His job was to carry the sacks of grain from the market stall to the customer's cart. Often times he struggled and slipped to his knees and for that he received a blow to the head to complement the pain that travelled right up his malnourished skeleton.
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Her shoulders drooped. She was utterly defeated.
His shoulders were narrow and had a pinched look about them. They gave the impression that he'd never worked out in his life. He'd certainly never make a swimmer.
This shoulders were square, strong and burley like a farm boy.
His shoulders had the rounded look that years of hunching over a keyboard gives.