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.
The late Robert Ruark was a word carpenter extraordinaire. Among his best similes were likening the sounds of a pack of hyenas to "date night in the female ward of a madhouse," and of a Cape buffalo’s glare: “He looks at you like you owe him money.”
I offer the following painting as a challenge to my fellow wordsmiths. Choose the visual or your imagination (sounds, smells, setting or take the beholder’s perspective), and let your words flow like coital sweat on a hot summer night; just somehow tie it to this Cape buffalo.
NOTE: Be sure to preface your titles with “Simile Challenge:” Post them as you would any other six. The prize will involve a piece of original art. The deadline is Aug. 1.