[100 Words is a story in 100 words or less, based off the word in the title.]
You don’t even need anything around your neck. You don’t need hands wrapped around your throat, or food stuck in your throat.
You get words, threats, coercion. Agree to the rules that are ever changing. Fail them, and you will be punished.
You might not have anything around your throat, but you still feel the spike of panic that you have no where to run.
Nowhere to escape to.