Thursday, November 23, 2006

Like a Steel Trap

There is a collection of lines from essays by high school students. Some samples:

Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle that had its two sides gently compressed by a ThighMaster.

She had a deep, throaty, genuine laugh, like that sound a dog makes just before it throws up.

John and Mary had never met. They were like two hummingbirds who had also never met.

Even in his last years, Granddad had a mind like a steel trap, only one that had been left out so long it had rusted shut.

This one has a certain Raymond Chandler-flair:

He fell for her like his heart was a mob informant, and she was the East River.

[HT: Neatorama ]

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