Herbert woke with a start in the morning, the sound of his alarm clock reverberating in his ears and the flashing of hot pink colors obstructing his view. He quickly reached out and switched off the alarm clock; the obnoxious sound and overwhelming pink immediately went away. He was aware of his dog barking outside as much by the sound as by the orange colors he saw on the edges of his vision.
The person in the story has a condition called synaesthesia. This is where there is a mixing of senses causing the person to experience such things as colored hearing, gustatory sights, and auditory smells.
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