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2016: Year of Feet


2016 is THE YEAR OF FEET.feet beach

On a physical level. On a writing level, it is … The Year of Sweat, you’re beautiful, ladies.

Please do not mistake 2016 to be my year of sweaty feet – though the metaphors do inform each other. Bringing this ’round to neutrality.

What defines neutral? Observe the differences between those feet, up top. Floppy, flat, sloping, elegant. Toes: splayed, or bird claw. How would the difference affect your walk?

feet for lifeCheck out this left-ward logded variety of feet. Which pair looks the most neutral? The neutrality to move in any direction at any time, with equal ease.

Apply that to your writing, beautiful ladies.

By Alle C Hall, writer!

Alle C. Hall’s flash fiction placed as a finalist for The 2020 Lascaux Prize. Longer work appears most recently in Dale Peck’s Evergreen Review; as well as in Tupelo Quarterly, Creative Nonfiction Magazine, Brevity (blog), and Another Chicago Magazine. Formerly an associate editor at Vestal Review, Alle's additional “wins” include: a Best of the Net nomination; First Place in The Richard Hugo House New Works Competition; and finalist or semi-finalist in the contests of: Boulevard Magazine, Creative Nonfiction Magazine, Hippocampus, and Memoir Magazine.

Claim to fame: interviewed Leonard Nimoy. He was a bit of a pill; disappointing.

• Twitter: @allechall1
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• Alle blogs at About Childhood: Answers for Writers, Parents, and Former Children. (

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