Anyone have read "The Magic Thief" book? The author Sarah Prineas use this phrase: "misery eel". Or in Indonesian, "belut kesengsaraan".
Do you see how fascinating the phrase is?
Eel is a slippery cold blooded creature. Associate it with a noun, misery.
How do you describe the feeling misery? Lonely? Distress? Discomfort?
Imagine when you're feeling misery.
All those burdens on your back, suffocating feelings, chills in your bones.... Like a slimy cold eel sliding down your neck, stifling you....
"The rain started up again, not a hard rain, but a cold one, just enough to get into your bones and make you shiver. A good night for misery eels."
- the magic thief