I follow a number of writerly BLOGS, and one of my favorites is Writer Unboxed. They have great contributors, insightful commenters, and a general attitude about writing that I find both refreshing and invigorating.
In honor of their 5th anniversary, they are having an Original Analogy Contest. they have some great examples on the post, and a host of eager wordsmiths supplying new analogies in the comments.
Here are a few of mine:
Sam had a sinking feeling, like the trapped and quivering seeds inside a rainstick slowly trickling down to fill his shoes with the dregs of possibility.
Ben shuffled off the mortal coil with the careless grace of a two dollar stripper removing her bra.
Finding the right place was easier than picking the tanning booth abuser out of a lineup of albino stooges.
Go on! Go get to know Writer Unboxed and contribute a few of your own analogies to the mix!