Favorite similes and metaphors?

3 months ago | AdamBolander (Member)

The best similes are like someone lost in the woods... I forgot where I was going with this.

Hit me with your best ones!

Author of The Gray Ranger, The Slayer and The Sphinx, Juryokine, Amber Silverblood, and more! Read for free on http://www.bolanderbooks.com

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  1. Walter (Member)

    Posted 3 months ago

    Responding to this post is like setting an elevator full of dogs on fire... I'm legally prohibited from doing it in Texas.

  2. Sharkerbob (Member)

    Posted 3 months ago

    Fixing a car is like making love to a woman. You just gotta pound on it for like twenty seconds. Thirty if you're feeling romantic.

  3. AdamBolander (Member)

    Posted 2 months ago

    Here's a new one I just used.

    "I brought [the hammer] down on the front door, shattering it like I was a wrecking ball with anger issues demolishing a gingerbread house."

    Author of The Gray Ranger, The Slayer and The Sphinx, Juryokine, Amber Silverblood, and more! Read for free on http://www.bolanderbooks.com
  4. Rhodeworks (Member)

    Posted 2 months ago

    It's too long. 'Wrecking ball with anger issues' or 'wrecking ball demolishing a gingerbread house' are both more effective than combining the two. The impact of it is lost before the end of the sentence.

  5. Sharkerbob (Member)

    Posted 2 months ago

    From a friend of mine: It's like killing two birds by picking up one bird and throwing it at the other.

  6. Kraken Attacken (Member)

    Posted 2 months ago

    I remember one I heard from someone in an improv comedy group, "Our love is like the moon landing, 19 and 69."

    Writing Fantasy: Welcome to Transcendence - Ongoing
    And Sci-fi:The Ascendant Age - Hiatus
  7. TanaNari (Member)

    Posted 2 months ago

    "It feels like a baboon cracked open my skull, climbed inside, and is now having its way with my eye socket from behind."

    ~ Me, describing my migraines.

    ... I get some seriously horrible migraines...

    Author of Price.
  8. Sharkerbob (Member)

    Posted 2 months ago

    Look, all stories can be boiled down to one of three basic conflicts:

    1) Man wipes his butt.

    2) Man wipes someone else's butt.

    3) Man versus giant butt monster.

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