Writing exercise 7: Familiar words in unexpected places

[The idea is that you don’t necessarily have to use fancy words to describe something; you can just use ordinary words, in unexpected ways. Not sure I achieved it here.]

Through the night, the wind slammed against the house like a weighty sumo wrestler, mercilessly, as if beating it into submission. In the morning, we emerged from the basement anew to find the structure crumbled and crumpled, like an invisible hand had decided to toss it in God’s wastepaper basket.

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