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We have a particular challenge for you this week, dear writers: Describe a color without using its name. Perhaps you’ll use a feeling or idea to convey the essence of this color. Perhaps you’ll draw on what the color symbolizes. Or perhaps this color is encapsulated by a memory, or series of memories, as Lilly VB explores here, with her piece “Purple”.
Finding new words for something that’s been described a thousand times before is one of the delightful endeavors of a writer. But it’s also challenging! Sharpen your description skills with a nameless color. You can either use the title of your piece as a clue or lead-in (as Lilly does), or keep your color truly nameless and make your reader guess…