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…”