Thursday, August 06, 2009

Twisted description

Describe someone in positive terms but then add a negative twist.
  • In a neat strip his hair clung to his head from forehead to shoulders like a beaver tail of soft curls.
  • Her cherry lips framed corn yellow teeth that rivaled a horse's.

Also describe someone in negative terms but add a positive twist.
  • The wrinkled parchment of his face burst into life with his smile.
  • Her fog of thinning hair glowed like dandelion fluff in the sun.

From #161 at Meredith Sue Willis Writing Exercises.
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