Some favorites from how not to write metaphors
- His thoughts tumbled in his head, making and breaking alliances like underpants in a tumble dryer.
- He was as tall as a six-foot-three-inch tree.
- McMurphy fell 12 stories, hitting the pavement like a paper bag filled with vegetable soup.
- The young fighter had a hungry look, the kind you get from not eating for a while.
- John and Mary had never met. They were like two hummingbirds who had also never met.