I am working on a story where a character is witnessing something being written out but I don't know the correct way to write that.
It will write out death
I wrote out
I witnessed something being scratched into the floor, There was a D then an E, then an A then a T and H
But I can tell this is very wrong and doesn't flow at all but I am trying to show how it's not written out as
D E A T H
I want the reader to know it was being scratched right infront of them letter by letter not just reading the word Death on the floor
I also want it to inflict a sort of fear since it is something abnormal and they are not just reading something they found and are witnessing it.