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Being a pink spotted elephant
Amber Lea Easton
A lot of people think writers are a bunch of drunks with disheveled hair, messy desks, snarky attitudes, and borderline personality disorders with a dash of arrogance thrown in for flavor. Think Hemingway drunk off his ass running with the bulls in Spain...or me in my pink pajama pants running from a bear in my backyard.
Okay, so I'm not Hemingway and Colorado bears aren't exactly the bulls of Spain, but I must admit that some stereotypes do apply.
As a writer, I like to think of myself as unique...then I attend a writers' conference and realize I'm not unique, I'm simply an author. There's nothing better than thinking you're a misfit and then landing amongst your own kind. Maybe that's why I've always had a soft spot for the toys on the Island of the Misfit Toys in the movie, Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer. Do you know what I'm talking about?
So, you see, some stereotypes are dead on.
I'm still a bit left of center, tend to hang out with my family or a close knit group of friends and observe the mainstream with curiosity. I wonder...are there any other pink spotted elephants out there pretending to fit?
Keep hopping along--see what the other writers have to say! Leave comments, share your insights, broaden our horizons, give us a reason to drink more. Ha.