For the past few weeks, my mind has been spurting weird analogies. I blame it on Lorelei. She’s the one who compared stake outs to blind dates, cities to asylums, and routine to gunpowder. The chapter I’m writing this weekend makes an analogy between balls and merry-go-rounds.
However, what was once exclusively happening in Killing Time OST now infected other areas of my life. Or so was I led to believe when I compared game servicing to selling jeans in a document I wrote at work. And then a game to a highway in a discussion later that day.
So here I am, inviting you to join the madness!
Here is how the drabble challenge works!
- Read the prompt and find your angle.
- Write a drabble (100 words story, give or take five words).
- Post a direct link to your drabble in the comments (or, if you don’t have a blog, just go ahead and post your drabble in the comments).
- In the post on your blog, make sure to link back to this post (new addition to the rules but fairly standard blogger etiquette. 😉 )
Today’s theme is: Analogy! More to the point, I challenge you to find a weird analogy and explore it in a hundred words.
It sounds challenging, I know, but once you get in touch with your inner Forrest Gump, your head will be a box of chocolate. 😉
Professor Tam always opened his class with the same lines.
“Classical Magic is like coffee,” he said. All students shot a doubtful glance at the over-sized leak-proof mug on their desk. “In small doses, it empowers you without side-effects. Drink too much, you’re jittery. Include it in your daily routine, you’re addicted and can’t go through a day without some. Brews change but every blend tastes pretty much the same.” The students nodded. “And it’s an acquired taste.”
The class laughed and someone spoke.
“So Wild Magic is like tea?”
Professor Tam smiled, knowing this would be a good year.