1、 Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle that had its two other Sides gently compressed by a Thigh Master. ——Sue Lin Chong, Washington

——Sue Lin Chong(华盛顿)

2、His thoughts tumbled in his head, making and breaking alliances like underpants in a dryer without Cling Free. ——Chuck Smith, Woodbridge

——Chuck Smith(伍德布里奇)

3、He spoke with the wisdom that can only come from experience, like a Guy who went blind because he looked at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes with a pinhole in it and now goes around the country speaking at high schools about the dangers of looking at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes with a pinhole in it. ——Joseph Romm, Washington

——Joseph Romm(华盛顿)

4、She caught your eye like one of those pointy hook latches that used to dangle from screen doors and would fly up whenever you banged the door open again. ——Rich Murphy, Fairfax Station

——Rich Murphy(费尔法克斯站)

5、The little boat gently drifted across the pond exactly the way a bowling ball wouldn’t. ——Russell Beland, Springfield

——Russell Beland(斯普林菲尔德)

6、McMurphy fell 12 stories, hitting the pavement like a Hefty bag filled with vegetable soup. ——Paul Sabourin, Silver Spring

——Paul Sabourin(银泉)

7、From the attic came an unearthly howl. The whole scene had an eerie, surreal quality, like when you’re on vacation in another city and “Jeopardy” comes on at 7:00 p.m. instead of 7:30. ——Roy Ashley, Washington

——Roy Ashley(华盛顿)

8、Her hair glistened in the rain like nose hair after a sneeze. ——Chuck Smith,Woodbridge

——Chuck Smith(伍德布里奇)

9、Her eyes were like two brown circles with big black dots in the center. ——Russell Beland, Springfield

——Russell Beland(斯普林菲尔德)

10、Her vocabulary was as bad as, like, whatever. ——Unknown


11、He was as tall as a six——foot——three——inch tree. ——Jack Bross, Chevy Chase

——Jack Bross(塞维蔡斯)

12、The hailstones leaped from the pavement, just like maggots when you fry them in hot grease. ——Gary F. Hevel, Silver Spring

——Gary F. Hevel(银泉)

13、Long separated by cruel fate, the star——crossed lovers raced across the grassy field toward each other like two freight trains, one having left Cleveland at 6:36 p.m. traveling at 55 mph, the other from Topeka at 4:19 p.m. at a speed of 35 mph. ——Jennifer Hart, Arlington

——Jennifer Hart(阿林顿)

14、The politician was gone but unnoticed, like the period after the Dr. on a Dr Pepper can. ——Wayne Goode, Madison,AL

政治家走了,但没人注意他,就像Dr Pepper罐头上Dr.尾端的句点一样没有存在感。
——Wayne Goode(阿拉巴马)

15、John and Mary had never met. They were like two hummingbirds who had also never met. ——Russell Beland, Springfield

——Russell Beland(斯普林菲尔德)

16、The thunder was ominous sounding, much like the sound of a thin sheet of metal being shaken backstage during the storm scene in a play.——Barbara Fetherolf, Alexandria

——Barbara Fetherolf(亚历山大)

17、The red brick wall was the color of a brick——red Crayola crayon.——Unknown


18、He fell for her like his heart was a mob informant and she was the East River. ——Brian Broadus, Charlottesville

他深爱上了她,仿佛他的心是个犯罪集团的告密人,而她是东河(East River)一般。
——Brian Broadus(夏洛茨维尔)

19、Even in his last years, Grandpappy had a mind like a steel trap, only one that had been left out so long it had rusted shut. ——Sandra Hull, Arlington

——Sandra Hull(阿林顿)

20、The door had been forced, as forced as the dialogue during the interview portion of “Jeopardy!” ——Jean Sorensen, Herndon

——Jean Sorensen(赫尔顿)

21、Shots rang out, as shots are wont to do. ——Jerry Pannullo, Kensington

——Jerry Pannullo(肯辛顿)

22、The plan was simple, like my brother——in——law Phil. But unlike Phil, this plan just might work. ——Malcolm Fleschner, Arlington

——Malcolm Fleschner(阿林顿)

23、The young fighter had a hungry look, the kind you get from not eating for a while. ——Malcolm Fleschner, Arlington

——Malcolm Fleschner(阿林顿)

24、He was as lame as a duck. Not the metaphorical lame duck either, but a real duck that was actually lame. Maybe from stepping on a land mine or something. ——John Kammer, Herndon

——John Kammer(赫尔顿)

25、Her artistic sense was exquisitely refined, like someone who can tell butter from I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. ——Barbara Collier, Garrett Park

——Barbara Collier(加列特公园)

26、She had a deep, throaty, genuine laugh, like that sound a dog makes just before it throws up. ——Susan Reese, Arlington

——Susan Reese(阿林顿)

27、It came down the stairs looking very much like something no one had ever seen before. ——Marian Carlsson, Lexington

——Marian Carlsson(列克星敦)

28、The knife was as sharp as the tone used by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D——Tex.) in her first several points of parliamentary procedure made to Rep. Henry Hyde (R——Ill.) in the House Judiciary Committee hearings on the impeachment of President William Jefferson Clinton. ——J. F. Knowles, Springfield

——J. F. Knowles(斯普林菲尔德)

29、The ballerina rose gracefully en pointe and extended one slender leg behind her, like a dog at a fire hydrant. ——Jennifer Hart, Arlington

——Jennifer Hart(阿林顿)

30、The revelation that his marriage of 30 years had disintegrated because of his wife’s infidelity came as a rude shock, like a surcharge at a formerly surcharge——free ATM. ——Paul J. Kocak, Syracuse

——Paul J. Kocak(锡拉库扎)

31、The dandelion swayed in the gentle breeze like an oscillating electric fan set on medium. ——Unknown


32、He was deeply in love. When she spoke, he thought he heard bells, as if she were a garbage truck backing up. ——Susan Reese, Arlington

——Susan Reese(阿林顿)

33、Her eyes were like limpid pools, only they had forgotten to put in any pH cleanser. ——Chuck Smith, Woodbridge

——Chuck Smith(伍德布里奇)

34、She grew on him like she was a colony of E. coli and he was room——temperature Canadian beef. ——Brian Broadus, Charlottesville

——Brian Broadus(夏洛茨维尔)

35、She walked into my office like a centipede with 98 missing legs. ——Jonathan Paul, Garrett Park

——Jonathan Paul(加列特公园)

36、Her voice had that tense, grating quality, like a first——generation thermal paper fax machine that needed a band tightened. ——Sue Lin Chong, Washington

——Sue Lin Chong(华盛顿)

37、It hurt the way your tongue hurts after you accidentally staple it to the wall. ——Brian Broadus, Charlottesville

——Brian Broadus(夏洛茨维尔)


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