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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Game of Hunger Games

"Look," Sylvia said, "I have the second book in the Hunger Games series!"

I took the book in hand, eyes on the cover. "'Catching Fire,'" I read.  "Ooo! Does any one catch fire?" 

"No," Sylvia said. "It's a metaphor."

Disappointed, I raised my fists over my head with an air of wounded melodrama.

"Metaphors have no place in literature!" I said. Then I smiled, pleased with myself. "Hey, that's kind of clever, isn't it?"

"Very amusing," she replied in the tone of a wife long used to her husband's eccentricities. And then off she went with her book.

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