I am in the driver’s seat of my brand new Metaphor 2015.
It is a gleaming, streamlined creation, fresh from the manufacturer. It has been fitted with a variety of meanings. The powerful engine is turning over steadily, promising undreamed of power.
The official waves the chequered flag.
I put the Metaphor into Narrative Drive and press my foot down, accelerating forward fast.
Utilising some of the Metaphor’s state-of-the-art functions, I quickly pass a slow-moving Simile, cutting it up like a wire through cheese, then find myself – for a few seconds only – neck and neck with a Cliché which had – against all the odds – been last year’s unlikely winner. Then I pull ahead. Read more…
R J Dent says: ‘Towards the Finish Line is a short literary experiment – although hopefully it is an entertaining story too.’
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