The Simile Museum

Tag: Fiction

“They kept reaching for each other’s waists and drawing their hands quickly away, as if testing the heat of a fire.”

-Jamel Brinkley

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“I sit at my window and the words fly past me like birds–with God’s help I catch some.”

-Jean Rhys

“I washed my hands as if they were children, cradling first one and then the other.”

-Miranda July

“The effect of this was palpable and immediate, and she felt as if she were petting a large skittish animal, like a horse or a bear, skillfully coaxing it to eat from her hand.”

-Kristen Roupenian

“The world and its history were to Nora like a ship in a bottle; she herself was outside and unidentified, endlessly embroiled in a preoccupation without a problem.”

-Djuna Barnes

“Strength, grace, romance, folly, poetry, youth–she read him like a page.”

-Virginia Woolf

“My saliva became like hot bitter glue.”

-Ralph Ellison