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6. Writing on Surprise

Show rather than tell by describing body language blinking breathless voice clutching one’s chest with one or both hands covering one’s ears with hands feeble voice gaping jaw hiding one’s face with hands or hair legs that tremble pressing a hand against one’s chest, with fingers splayed wide pressing fingers against one’s gaping mouth quick flash of a frown on one’s face quickly elevating one’s eyebrows with “flashbulb” eyes raised and curved brows raising one’s chin raising one’s eyebrows shaky voice sudden audible inhalation through one’s mouth touching one’s face or lips with fingers widening one’s eyes so much that the whites show wrinkles across the forehead

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