Tempest in a Teapot
The kettle screams and I know my time is almost up. Not even the soothing caress of cool ceramic assuages my anxiety.
A rage of boiling water crashes over me. Alone, I steep.
This is my submission for this weekend’s Trifecta writing challenge, which just happens to merge two of my favourite things: creative writing and literary devices! Here’s the challenge:
This weekend, we’re sending you back to English 101 to revisit the concept of literary devices. We want you to give us a 33-word example of personification. Wait. What? You forget what that is? It’s the practice of attaching human traits and characteristics with inanimate objects, phenomena and animals (http://literary-devices.com). It’s when the wind howls, the car door grunts, and the front porch shrugs its shoulders under the weight of its own history.