I bought a book to help me get started in writing, and it has some good excercises. My first one was to enhance my imagination, and view of objects. I had to get a list of concrete nouns, and right life is like a (Insert noun). so I text my friends for random nouns (which was interesting) and here is my results, be warned most arent very good :D
Life is like…
a tea light, it comes in batches, may not be as big or long lasting as others of its type. But no one would say it was a waste of money.
a boob, its beautiful, fun and great to play with. Just don’t over do it, or your could be left sore.
a dildo, it may be fun and exciting on its own, but its more enjoyable with other people too
hydraulics, no matter how much control you put into the design of your life, there will always be something to put a spanner in the works.
a chair, its comfortable and supportive, and you can get nice and relaxed in it. Just don’t lean too much into it, or you could end up falling flat on your arse.
an aeroplane, it has the potential to take you anywhere, and brave the fiercest storms, but a small complication can bring it all crashing down.
a player, you have your own skills and talents, but to get anywhere in life you have to be able to work with others and aim for the goal.
a heart, it is vital to your being, without it you are nothing.
a plug, it’s all shiny and clean when first took out of the packet, and fits well into the sink. But left unattended and uncared for can leave it getting damaged, or warped meaning it no longer fits and is useless.
an envelope, its sometimes expected and sometimes a surprise, and has the ability to be good or bad.
a flag, you stand there showing off your colours for all the world to see, letting the wind blow you in any direction with pride. Just make sure your firmly secure to you post, or you may get carried away with the wind.
a catalogue, as you progress through it you are surrounded by so much variety. Ranging from dull and cheap to exciting yet expensive.
a pocket watch, you begin with a good wind up, and your good to go, but occasionally need a rewind to stop coming to a halt.
a lobster, your just going about your business, then all of a sudden someone drops you in hot water. Better get out fast, or it could be the end for you.
a condom, if you don’t protect yourself, you could end up with unexpected deliveries.
a broken moustache trimmer, you know its not working, you know its not good, but part of you still wants to keep it instead of replacing it. But once you get cut, you know its time to change.
a toilet, you have to deal with crap on a daily basis, and if your not careful you can get filled up with it and then it gets everywhere.
an elk, large, magnificent and noble creature, but can give you some serious injuries if treat wrong.
Blamange, no one really understands it, or knows what it really is, or even if they like it. But we all give it a go, and some of us are pleasantly surprised by its result.
a chalice, it may appear luxurious, shiny and unique, but in the end you’ll realise its still just another cup
a plate, its always clean and shiny, until its used. But as long as you give it a good scrub, you’ll be back to normal in no time.