Good writing can use similes for all sorts of illustrative concepts. I love similes… but here are twelve that are still lacking the first part of the sentence. I can’t figure out if these are usable or not.
…like a sealed soda can with a broken-off tab.
…like the sudden sinus burn of an unanticipated belch.
…like the twitchy facial fur of a dreaming dog.
…like discovering you bought the wrong deodorant scent.
…like a dropped Scrabble tile.
…like the baffling yet perversely pleasurable discovery that the hair you just tweezed was longer inside the skin than it was outside.
…like a pair of thin dress socks in December.
…like a game of “spot the faces in the textured ceiling.”
…like a shopping cart with two wonky wheels.
…like having a paper cut on one finger and a cardboard cut on another.
…like finding someone else’s silverware in your drawer.
…like a pointless list of simile halves.