it’s like this

A metaphor is an implied comparison between two things that are unlike each other but have something in common. When used with restraint, metaphor is a way of conveying depth and complexity without ‘telling’ your reader what to think.

“Metaphors have a way of holding the most truth in the least space” Orson Scott Card

Think about how an eggshell conveys fragility, an icicle conveys chill, or a shredder conveys destruction.

Select a character in your life and show us who they are by how they are like one of the following (without mentioning what you are comparing them to):

An unopened tube of lip gloss

a cracked whiffle ball

spool of thread

a bleached wooden clothespin

Keep your writing to 150 words. Begin with “In a year it won’t matter…”

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