[he/she/I] was devastated by [...]
[feeling] was experienced by [...]
[person/thing] was possessed by [...]
Here's another 100, well in this case 99, words in Emma's story. If you've missed it, most of the story can be found under the One Night in Dusseldorf tab up top. The last 100 words were posted yesterday under No Passive Voices!
Kris turned without a word and led James and me deeper into the woods. He moved with an incredible grace. His walk had to have devastated hearts everywhere. Kris had powerful, wide shoulders as well. But it was the confidence flowing from every step that kept drawing my attention. That kind of self assurance was magnetic.
A predator, I thought, That’s what he reminds me of.
Walking behind him, I experienced a déjà vu feeling. Something attracted me to him and this place.
Little did I know at the time how right I was about Kris and his magnetism.