Saturday Mix – Mad About Metaphor, 18 July 2020

Sarah’s Challenge:

Welcome to the Saturday Mix – Mad About Metaphor, 18 July 2020!

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:

– His words cut deeper than a knife.


It had been a long wait, and the results were finally in.
Now, three hours later, he reran the conversation through his head.
The Consultant had been very sympathetic, but his words cut deeper than a knife.
‘I’m sorry. You’re not a match. But we can continue searching the database for a bone marrow donor. There is always hope.’

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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14 Responses to Saturday Mix – Mad About Metaphor, 18 July 2020

  1. Hey, that is a great way to use it. I almost thought it was going to be about not getting a job. I like the bone marrow part.

  2. Sadje says:

    So good Di.

  3. weejars says:

    A sad twist…good short tale. Thanks Di 😊

  4. Oh, that’s sad. But a brilliant take on the prompt, Di

  5. Carol anne says:

    good one Di! xoxo

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