A Microstory: When Metaphors Fail

Menoetius tossed the book on the ground. “Rubbish.”

“I know, right?” said Atlas, his brother.

“You’re not carrying the earth. You’re carrying the heavens, for god’s sake!”

Involuntarily, Atlas shrugged. The sphere rolled off his shoulders, flattened earth. “I hate Ayn Rand.”

15 Comments A Microstory: When Metaphors Fail

    1. MegMeg December 31, 2015 at 2:16 am

      Yes, it felt good to get a dig in at Ayn Rand! 😉

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  1. iasoupmama December 31, 2015 at 2:36 am

    Ha! I am truly laughing out loud. Thank you, awesome Meg!!

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    1. MegMeg December 31, 2015 at 3:26 am

      Yayyyyy! xoxo

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  2. Silverleaf December 31, 2015 at 11:21 am

    This is amazing!!! Love it so much. Very smart, very funny. Atlas shrugged. Hah! And brilliant title.

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    1. MegMeg December 31, 2015 at 7:54 pm

      I hate Ayn Rand! Hah!

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  3. Christine December 31, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    Ha! Brilliant, Meg. I dare say I like your micro better than I would like the book. 🙂

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    1. MegMeg December 31, 2015 at 8:06 pm

      She really did say that Atlas held up the world in the book. That was the whole premise: all these talented men, holding up the world, who say, “Enough” and shrug. Sheesh.

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  4. Amy Bee December 31, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    You kicked ass this week! 🙂

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    1. MegMeg December 31, 2015 at 8:07 pm

      Hah! Thanks, Amy. Give me a vacation and I will find room to write. 😉

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  5. Jennifer McCann December 31, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    Great!

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    1. MegMeg December 31, 2015 at 8:07 pm

      Thank you, Jennifer! Appreciate your reading and commenting.

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    1. MegMeg January 3, 2016 at 8:01 pm

      Thanks!

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