Today’s exercise is a simple and fun way to mine your surroundings for ideas.
First, a lovely and fitting quote by Ray Bradbury:
“Ideas lie everywhere, like apples falling and melting in the grass.”
Exercise: Take a moment to observe your surroundings. Write five unrelated sentences, each containing a creative simile inspired by your observations.
My attempt (I underlined the subject that inspired the simile):
1- The swarm of bees buzzed and circled like questions.
2- The black cat glared at me, her yellow-green eyes glowing like exit signs.
3- The wizard got up, his old bones creaking like a rocking chair.
4- The old woman was full of secrets like an ancient stoppered bottle.
5- Like a baby-blue blanket of velvety fleece, the summer sky stretched over the golden meadow.
I just love to play with words! Now you try it! 🙂