- She grew on him like E.
and he was room temperature Canadian beef.
- Her vocabulary was as
as, like, whatever.
- She had a deep throaty
genuine laugh, like that sound a dog makes just before he throws up.
- From the attic came an
unearthly howl. The whole scene had an eerie surreal quality, like when
you're on vacation in another city and Jeopardy comes on at 7 pm
instead of 7:30!
- Her hair glistened in
rain like nose hair after a sneeze.
- He fell for her like
heart was a mob informant and she was the east river.
- The Ballerina rose
en pointe and extended one slender leg behind her, like a dog at a fire
- She walked into my
like a centipede with 98 missing legs.
- It was an American
like fathers chasing kids with power tools.
- He was deeply in love.
she spoke, he thought he heard bells, as if she were a garbage truck
- The hailstones leaped
the pavement, just like maggots when you fry them in hot grease.
- John and Mary had never
They were like two hummingbirds who had also never met.
- They lived in a typical
suburban neighborhood with picket fences that resembled Nancy
- He was as lame as a
the metaphorical lame duck, either, but a real duck that was actually
lame. Maybe from stepping on a landmine or something.
- His thoughts tumbled in
head, making and breaking alliances like underpants in a dryer without
- Her face was a
oval, like a circle that had its two other sides gently compressed by a
- He spoke with
that can only come from experience, like a guy who went blind because
he looked at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes with a pinhole
in it and now goes around the country speaking about the dangers of
looking at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes with a pinhole in
- He was as tall as
foot three inch tree.
- The revelation
marriage of 30 years had disintegrated because of his wife's infidelity
came as a rude shock, like a surcharge at a formerly surcharge free
- The little boat
drifted across the pond exactly the way a bowling ball wouldn't.
- McBride fell 12
stories, hitting the pavement like a hefty bag filled with vegetable
- Long separated by
fate, the star crossed lovers raced across a grassy field toward each
other like two freight trains, one having left Cleveland at 6:36 p.m.
traveling at 55 mph, the other from Topeka at 4:19 p.m. at a speed of
- Shots rang out,
shots are wont to do.
- The plan was
like my brother-in-law Phil. But unlike Phil, this plan just might
- Her eyes were
limpid pools, only they had forgotten to put in any pH cleanser.