Simile Twallenge Top Ten!
Well, now – we had a bunch of entries, more than double the number we had for our "best first sentence" Twallenge earlier this year and, so, choosing a shortlist of ten was like standing at a Ben and Jerry's display cabinet. Many were in, then out; many more were out, then in, then out again, a few of the top ten were in from the beginning, others yelled at me – and here they all are together and in no particular order: Your Top Ten Best Similes.
Much as I like having the iron fist of choice, I'd like you to put your tiny hand in mine and choose your favorites. Schmooze me, flatter me (worship and adoration works), try to sway me, see if you can influence my choice - you be the democrats trying to to persuade the autocrat: in short, pick your Top Three and we'll all have even more fun.
And thank you, each and every one, thank you so much for being such fun correspondents, for being so good-humored about it all, and for the delightful, willing spirit you showed. Watch this space for news of the winners…
Top Ten Best Similes.
@FictionWitch The post came through the letterbox like a gunshot.
@paulinembarclay The hour creaked by like the sound of an old rocking chair.
@BuggedProject The house was as sturdy as a good man's soul.
@rebeccablood He gazed up at the pole dancer like a baby watching a ceiling fan.
@drjosh81 My similes fit worse than underwear without a waistband.
@mustbehavingfun Heavy sunlight poured like thick oil through a crack in the clouds.
@drjosh81 Ke$ha's voice sounds like a brick in a blender.
@ieatmypigeon the remains of a black umbrella – twisted and bent, like a mangled bat wing.
@rebeccablood Her boasts were as implausible as her dandelion yellow hair; her self-doubt as dark as her roots.
@MrCCMiller She felt utterly superfluous, like the final "like" in, like, this simile.