Over two decades ago, I came across some similes that ignited my imagination – not because they were particularly poetic or because they were particularly profound … they ignited my imagination because they are particularly creative in their use of comparing very “unlike” things that somehow seem similar … and because they use the comedian’s best weapon: they capitalize on the unexpected. Even though I have a collection of hundreds of inspirational quotes, I still can’t get myself to get rid of these four similes:
The plan was simple, like my brother-in-law Phil.
The little boat gently drifted across the pond exactly the way a bowling ball wouldn’t. (Maybe this is an anti-simile? ;^)
She had a deep, throaty, genuine laugh, like that sound a dog makes just before it throws up.
The hailstones leaped from the pavement, just like maggots when you fry them in hot grease.
The image comes from Angel Oak Creative.