Friday, February 12, 2010
THE WRITER GAMES, Part 5: Snowboarding
Welcome to The Writer Games, a series of contests inspired
by the Winter Olympics and set to hone your writing skills
and your sense of humor, hopefully.
Just like the real Olympics, there are different events each day,
and winners will receive medals, interviews and prizes.
However, unlike the real Olympic Games, you do not have to discreetly hide your scowl if you don't win gold.
Check out details in Monday's post.
Today's event: Snowboarding, or Mix Your Own Metaphors.
A metaphor compares two unlike things without using "like" or "as".
"That kid is a bulldozer."
[Speaking of bulldozers, I'm going to share
a little known fact with you. My dainty sobriquet
in middle school, given by my adoring peers
was "milk truck". Yep. Formative years.]
Love and Olympics being in the air these days,
write a metaphor, or three
on the subject of Love, Winter or Sports.
You have until midnight on Friday, February 19 to enter any of The Writer Games events.
Good luck, and may the best words win!
My try at metaphors:
Her love was a sadly wrinkled dishtowel frozen on the clothesline.
But it didn't help that his love was all stray dog eagerly sniffing round the back alley for any vixen in heat.
If love is a piece of that cake, get me out of the bakery.