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Your Handwriting Says You Are Not Traditional

You are highly energetic. You are a passionate, intense, vigorous person.

You are somewhat outgoing, but you're not a natural extrovert. You think first before you act. You tend to be independent, rational, and logical.

You are extravagant, over the top, and indulgent. You set trends and influence people.

You need a bit of space in your life, but you're not a recluse. You expect people to give you a small amount of privacy, and you respect their privacy as well.

You are a free thinker. You are unique, open minded, and artistic. You don't care what other people think.

You are a decent communicator. You eventually get your point across, but sometimes you leave things a bit ambiguous.

orange_prose: She-devil from Echo Bazaar (Default)
I thought I'd give you guys a copy of my short write for A.E. Houseman's "To an Athlete Dying Young" because I like it, but I don't know if the teacher will.

cut for boring )
orange_prose: She-devil from Echo Bazaar (Default)
This is the story I wrote for ontd_creepy:

Almost every neighborhood has a hoarder. They may have trash in their house, piled high, or, in a much sadder case, they may hoard animals. We call these people crazy cat ladies, and are generally horrible to them.

Before I was married the first time, I lived in a town with the worst animal hoarder I had ever heard about. This woman was extremely elderly, and she had not aged well. You could see every bone in her hands and the skin was peeled so tightly on her face (and almost all you could see of her was her hands and her face). I was cashier at a Wal-Mart during this time, and she would come in periodically. She was not a pleasant woman, she would snap at us with strange orders to pack only certain things together, and the orders changed each time.

I Was Born A Ramblin' Man )
orange_prose: She-devil from Echo Bazaar (Default)
Okay, so, the reason for the name is as follows:

I wanna be a writer. I wrote a whole essay about it, and one day I may post that.
There's a certain type of style I dearly love to read, one that I can't write. This style sounds gritty, but hopeful; it makes everything sound epic, whether the writer be describing the sidewalk or a scar or the end of the world. I can't do it well, and trying is kind of exasperating.

I can't do purple prose either. Halfway through I get bored.

So instead, I write my own way, and that's okay with me. Well, it'll be okay with me. Someday.

I call it orange prose, 'cause orange is my favorite color. And it's flashy and funny, which I'll do, since I can't do serious and gritty. And that's okay.


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November 2011



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