Fun Fridays – May 6, 2022

Not everything is as it seems.

Is there a metaphor in this video for the writing life?

Which one is your favorite? Mine is the third one.

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15 Responses to Fun Fridays – May 6, 2022

  1. Terri Gillespie May 6, 2022 at 5:19 am #

    That is crazy! But I almost cried when they cut the perfect cappuccino.

  2. Sherry Carter May 6, 2022 at 6:13 am #

    Wow! This person is an artist! I love strawberries, so that one is my favorite.

    When my girls were little, I did “fancy” decorated cakes for them, but they paled in comparison to these.

  3. Tim Eichenbrenner May 6, 2022 at 6:15 am #

    The cappuccino. How’d they cut it in half without spilling any?!

  4. Tiffany Price May 6, 2022 at 6:29 am #

    Impressive! I think the Dorito bag was my favorite – so convincing.

    Steve – I had a couple of questions I asked in your last blog posted on Monday, the one about proposal writing mistakes. Would it be easier to email those questions instead?

  5. Kay DiBianca May 6, 2022 at 7:23 am #

    I’ll take one of each.

  6. Sharon K Connell May 6, 2022 at 9:06 am #

    My favorite is the cappuccino, as well. Delicious inside as well as outside (I assume).

    Years ago, I ran a cake decorating business out of my home. I did that from 1978 until 1995, until the girls’ wedding cakes got so big I couldn’t pick them up and transport them on my own anymore (I never trusted the delivery of one to anyone else). LOL

    The last wedding cake I did was a full sheet size open Bible on the bottom with three separated, two-layer tiers on top. That one did me in. LOL I decided I was getting too old to do it any longer. It pained me to turn down the next girl’s request, but I had to.

    Creating flowers and other objects that looked so real was a joy. But my joy now comes from creating stories with the help of my Lord.

    This decorator has real talent.

  7. May 6, 2022 at 9:17 am #

    I had seen that in an email and was amazed but never connected it as a metaphor for writing. I see now how it connects. Writing can be deceptive. Did the reader perceive it as the writer intended?

    • May 6, 2022 at 11:33 am #

      Gosh, I think I missed the entire point. Lol. I thought we were supposed to write a metaphor by choosing one of the options.

      Your take is interesting!

  8. May 6, 2022 at 11:26 am #

    Although Metaphors, are not in my wheelhouse of writing. I will take a “stab” at this exciting exercise. Here goes:

    The creamy cappuccino begged for me a cozy spot on the sofa, curled up with pad and pen. The surprising slice of confection, I found to be a tasty substance to my palate and content for my creative soul.

    That’s my best shot, Steve. Thank you for the challenge. I think. Lol.

  9. Linda Brown May 6, 2022 at 1:16 pm #

    When I was little my mom made Christmas “log cakes” decorated with poinsettias. I always enjoyed watching her and of course, eating them with the lemon filling and chocolate icing.

  10. Barbara Harper May 6, 2022 at 1:35 pm #

    I thought of one metaphor for fiction writers: make your story so real that readers react as if it is. A metaphor for readers might encourage critical thinking so we’re not taken in by those who present falsehoods as real.

    • Nancy Bramlett May 9, 2022 at 10:36 pm #

      I totally love number 4! My son completely digs number 5!

      Love this!

  11. Sheri Dean Parmelee, Ph.D May 6, 2022 at 2:35 pm #

    Somebody spent a whole lot of time on those. I used to decorate cakes; it would take 2 1/2 hours and my family would eat them in five minutes or less. I put my decorating tools away forever. Writing is like that, since it can take a long time to write a book. Hopefully, the digestion of my writing will take a little bit longer than the demolition of my cakes!

  12. Kelly Fordyce Martindale May 7, 2022 at 8:35 am #

    I loved the precision of the can

  13. Cathy May 7, 2022 at 9:32 am #

    Thanks for that fun diversion. I enjoyed it, and shared it, but it made me want a piece of cake.

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