Monday, September 2, 2013

Grace Alton's Profile Page: Matador Wanted


I was born with coily hair that refused to be tamed. Most days I showed up at school looking more like Medusa instead of the dark-haired, ringlet angel my mother wanted me to be. I was gangly and clumsy.
Dance classes yielded nothing but tears and bruises. I was sharp edges draped in pretty dresses and a name that mocked me.

By high school I ditched the dresses and ballet slippers for dungerees and high tops. I sported a pixie cut and lip balm. I've filled out nicely with lovely curves and a confident gait. Lessons or just attitude? lol These days, it's my tongue that's sharp. I'll cut you deep if piss me off; I'll lick if I like you. I'm fierce and loyal to friends, merciless with assjacks.

Those who know me think I'm beautiful and magnetic. They say I move with a different kind of grace. If you're into bullfighting, step into the arena.







linked to Trifecta #93 :grace
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25 comments:

  1. Somebody--Einstein, I think--said that if a fish is judged solely on its ability to climb trees, that fish will always think of itself as a failure. Everybody's got their own way to be, and it sounds like Grace found hers. There's just got to be a matador out there looking for her...

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  2. sharp edges draped in pretty dresses and a name that mocked me.
    nice...cool description...and the bullfighting, gives us her personality as well.
    cool character sketch in this.

    and belated happy bday to DH.

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  3. Powerful, fiery and wonderful. A woman of strength is a beautiful woman. Really enjoyed this piece :))

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  4. A good story of someone growing into their role in life. Nicely done!

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  5. Carving one's own niche rather than toeing the line to fit into a pre-designed mould is remarkably bold & graceful,I feel.This piece is so full of character and strength-loved it:-)

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  6. I love the "sharp edges draped in pretty dresses" description. As one who has no coordination whatsoever, I like to think that grace can mean different things for different people :)

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  7. growth, defiance, acceptance, strength, and beauty :)

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  8. Grace is hard to capture and you did so well!

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  9. Very happy to hear I successfully drew her. Thank you, all.

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  10. Fierce. Just how I aim to be these days. :)

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  11. Cheers to the beat of your own drum! :)

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  12. This whole piece is stellar! I can't even pick out a favorite line! As one who has always marched to the beat of a different drummer myself, this could be my anthem! Excellent, Latonya!

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  13. "I was sharp edges draped in pretty dresses and a name that mocked me."

    Love this! And the last line is fantastic.

    I think I'd like to hang out with Grace. She seems like a my kind of gal.

    What a fun read. Great piece!



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    1. Hi Ivy, glad you came by and happy to hear you like Grace.

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  14. I like the attitude and defiance in this. Awesome work.

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  15. I want to go for a drink with this woman. You've captured something in a few words many people in the real world don't even know about themselves. Nice write.

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  16. Excellent character sketch. I can relate for sure - the awkward duck to my older sister's swan, trying to be a cheerleader because my mom wanted it, never knowing what to do with my hair, my clothes, my body. I love the fierceness that comes with self-acceptance.

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  17. A different take. Very well crafted.

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  18. LOVE! This is perfect, it makes me think of a soliloquy to be performed on a darkened stage under a spotlight.

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  19. Elbowing one's way into the world.
    Name that mocks is a great touch.
    I like the quirky confidence of this voice.

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  20. Thank you all. I think most of us want Grace's confidence and many of us relate to her early years. It was fun to write her.

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