Saturday Mix – Mad About Metaphor, 14 September 2019

Sarah’s challenge:

This week we are dipping our toes into the pool of METAPHOR. Our challenge is all about the use of metaphor in our writing. You will need to use the metaphor provided in your response – which can be poetry or prose.

Our metaphor this week is:

Loose cannon.

Uncle Nigel had a heart of gold, but he was not all that popular with his relatives.
It wasn’t that they didn’t like him, far from it, but he was a bit of a loose cannon if you got him talking on one of the more delicate subjects like politics or religion, as he was more than likely to put his size 11 feet in it right up to the ankles. You never knew what he would come out with or what his reaction might be and though he would try to make good any faux pas on his part, he’d gradually wade in further up to his knees, so most times people stuck with the weather, family or pets.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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3 Responses to Saturday Mix – Mad About Metaphor, 14 September 2019

  1. Sadje says:

    I feel for him. Sounds someone like me. Foot in the mouth disease 😅

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