Sunday, July 20, 2008

And the winner is….

Thanks to all who entered my simile contest and thought long and hard to complete the following simile:

"A beach chair is as unusual source for a language arts mini-lesson as…."

Among the creative and unique similes received, I enjoyed the following contributions from fellow Carolina SCBWI'ers:

  • "A beach chair is as unusual source for a language arts mini-lesson as a warm shower that washes away the conundrums of a stringent day." Roosevelt Pitt
  • "A beach chair is as unusual source for a language arts mini-lesson as snot is an unusual ingredient for chocolate cake with sprinkles on top." Beth Revis
  • "A beach chair is as unusual source for a language arts mini-lesson as eyeteeth on a catfish." Jean Hall
  • "A beach chair is as unusual source for a language arts mini-lesson as a hairstylist for a bald man." Donna Earnhardt
  • "A beach chair is as unusual source for a language arts mini-lesson as a spelunker with claustrophobia." Donna Earnhardt

I wasn't as savvy as Donna who enlisted Susan Marlow to judge her Perfect Pitch contest, so I had to do it myself. Tough choice. But after serious (and fun) deliberation, I decided that the winner is…. (drum roll please!)

Donna Earnhardt
for her double entry and for making me laugh the most. For her efforts, Donna will receive a modest gift certificate to her local Barnes & Noble store.

What's the moral of this story? Coming up with an appropriate simile is hard work. When you're stuck, check in with your fellow writers. Someone is bound to have a bright idea that will spark your imagination.



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3 comments:

C.R. Evers said...

Congratulations Donna! Very clever! :0)

WordWrangler said...

Thank you, Carol, for a great contest. Everyone's entries are so wonderful. You really got us all to put on our thinking caps!

And wow - a prize, too? Your simile contest rocks! Thank you!(B&N - here I come!)

Hugs,
Donna

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