...where a fish took it like a lure on the surface. Nearly simultaneously a bird took that fish! The bird carried that fish, that held the rock, high into the SKY!! ...well, the darndest thing happened next! The bird was nearly hit by a rocket heading to the moon! It narrowly avoided the collision but dropped the fish, which hit the rocket and stuck!. I'm afraid that the fish was fried, but the rock remained. Now, the rock is on the way to the moon!!!!
...just saying, not all metaphors, "falling like a rock in the lake", are good analogies.