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Friendly Friday – The Colour of Purple Prose

Purple prose is flowery and ornate language. It sacrifices plot and clarity for indulgent detail. A piece of prose can be entirely purple, or it can have ornate bits sprinkled throughout. We call cases of the latter “purple patches. Purple prose is like showing up in stilettos to go on a hike. The language doesn’t… Continue reading Friendly Friday – The Colour of Purple Prose

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Harassment in a Heartbeat

Can you smell that? I questioned my husband. More interested in the television screen and suffering from slight industrial deafness, his reply was an inaudible mumble of agreement. "Those kids are smoking," I hissed. Without waiting to hear a response, I continued, "The rules are the rules, after all." I'd had serious misgivings about hosting… Continue reading Harassment in a Heartbeat