What can YOU say in six sentences?
Similes might just be my favorite literary tool. Stumbling across the perfect analogous description is -- to my palate -- like finding the sole chocolate-covered cherry in a Whitman’s Sampler.…
Amolika walks carefully in the floodwaters -- short strides, feeling the contours underfoot -- but her thoughts are of Rajib, drying and massaging her pale prunish toes. Although her treading is well practiced, her saree’s hem is soaked, which means the garment will soon smell like bad cabbage if she doesn’t wash it in the same muddy pool…Continue
The sleeves of his houndstooth coat were empty, pinned at the shoulders because he had no arms to fill them. His disheveled, slicked-back gray hair lay in contrast to red-rimmed eyes and a jaundiced beak of a schnoz.…Continue
Like a troupe of G-men closing in on John Dillinger’s lair, faces painted black to ward off sunbeams, the whatchamacallits scampered through the long grass toward the pond slick with algae. Only when the scouts advanced did the rest of the group surge forward, bush by bush and rock by rock.…Continue