Ah, sweet validation.
At Writer's Unboxed, they're hosting a contest for who can come up with the funniest analogy. Out of 130 entries, they picked 15 finalists, and I'm one of them! Soon the site will be open to the public for voting.
Here are some of my favorites from last year:
- He stared at his cubicle wall, gray as an elephant’s butt and equally crushing.
- Dana gazed at Mike, her eyes filling with tears as she realized their love was as doomed as a myopic possum crossing the freeway.
- When Michael kissed her, Joanna recoiled, much the way one’s bare foot does when it encounters a fresh hairball on the carpet in the middle of the night.
At first I was just going to send you the link and encourage you to vote without saying which entry was mine. Running around saying, "Vote for me!" seems unethical. But my husband disagreed, and whenever he says I can do something, I always go for it and blame him afterward. So, here's mine, and I encourage you to vote whether you pick mine or not:
- Bus drivers are the substitute teachers of the adult world: they’re temporary, they’re in charge, and they’re usually bat-shit crazy.
I kinda feel bad for swearing, but that phrase is just too funny.