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The Hue Questionnaire

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Matthew Dexter lives and writes in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. He survives on fish tacos, cold cervezas, and warm sunshine.

Matthew's stories have been published in more than a hundred literary journals. He's the Lil Wayne of literature.

Matthew also answered The Hue Questionnaire (scroll down).

Read Matthew's work on Pure Slush:

• Sadistic Aroma of Rubber  -  January 2011

• Hurricane Season  -  February 2011  (n/f)

• Cleanup Position  -  from 14 May 2011  (n/f) 


Matthew answers The Hue Questionnaire.

 

What is your favourite colour? Why?

For some reason: white. It’s just something about the purity and bright interminable vastness of the eternal hue. Don’t tell me white is not a colour. Damn you. I also like black for the same reason. The sapphire blue of the ocean is not bad either, but I’ll stick with white.

Do you wear this colour? How often and when?

I guess. I hate fashion and don’t give a damn for hue-inspired styles or keeping up-to-date with the latest trends, but nothing beats a white t-shirt on a hot day. (Pure white flip-flops are pretty sweet too.) I also like white visors; but once it gets dirty it breaks my heart a little and might lead to a few swear words in Spanish. For example: “Pinche pendejo estupido baboso chingon, Mateo!”

What does the colour suggest to you?

It suggests that we’re all going to die, or sit on a cumulonimbus cloud, and that’s why we all write, so the words will live forever, or at least until the end of the world, which might happen tomorrow; so come to think of it: what’s the point? Maybe I enjoy the ethereal nothingness of whiteness, like that last line in Edgar Allan Poe’s only novel: The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket (1838). You know: going into the snow so white and vast you can taste it. Getting lost in the whiteness you become. Or maybe it’s flashbacks of all those days and nights on cocaine before the millennium?

What does it not suggest to you?

It does not suggest angels or heaven, as we all know there is no such, and even if there was I’d rather catch a suntan and have a barbecue in hell or enjoy a Corona or a Pacifico (or ten) with my literary heroes in purgatory. It does not suggest kittens either, unless they are covered in snow.

How long has it been your favourite colour?

Since I told my Mom it was and she said it was not a colour. What the hell does she know anyway?

When does it work best?

When the weather is warm and you are sweating and the cotton is soft and brand-new and the breeze is blowing through the sleeves and the ocean is at its bluest hue: perhaps a majestic fusion of sapphire, turquoise, and indigo.

When does it not work for you?

When I spill salsa or other such food or drink items on it and ruin it, usually after only wearing it for the first time, sometimes not even for an hour. (God damn you white shirt and delicious messy tacos.)

How does the colour relate to you, or you relate to it? Are you this colour or is this colour you?

I am not here. These are not my arms, like that JD Salinger story, “Teddy,” where the genius kid is explaining how all the “apple eaters” are wrong and knowledge from the Garden of Eden made us stupid, and we need to empty that garbage to really open up our minds.

  

 

 

 

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Kim Hutchinson

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Kim Hutchinson is a writer and filmmaker, a former Detroiter, and an AmeriCanadian living on the border.
 
Kim's fiction and poetry have appeared in journals, and most recently Wufniksredlionsquare andA-Minor.
 
Her non-fiction has played on television and radio and has been featured in print.
 
Kim also took part in The Hue Questionnaire (scroll below).
 
Read Kim's work on Pure Slush:
 
• Light Years  -  January 2011
 
• Thursday Girls  -  March 2011
 
 
 
 
Kim answers The Hue Questionnaire.
 
 

What is your favourite colour? Why?

My favorite color is red. I have no idea why. It always has been, since I was a kid. 

My second favorite color is probably gold. I think I like it because it's shiny. I suspect that I might be part magpie. 

 

Do you wear this colour? How often and when?

I do wear red sometimes, but not that often. It attracts a lot of attention. I usually wear blue, grey or brown. But my favorite car was red, and I had red sunglasses for a long time. 

 

What does the colour suggest to you?

Red suggests energy, vitality, a kind of life force or power. When I was little, I had red sneakers, and I used to think they helped me run faster. 

 

What does it not suggest to you?

Seriousness, sadness, adulthood. 

 

How long has it been your favourite colour?

Since I can remember. I never had another favorite color. 

 

When does it work best?

I think it works best when used in simple, graphic ways, but it always works for me. 

 

When does it not work for you?

Pretty much never. 

 

How does the colour relate to you, or you relate to it? Are you this colour or is this colour you?

I think I'm red, but I doubt red is me. Red is too big to be just one person. :)

 

 
 
 
 
Kim Hutchinson is a writer and filmmaker, a former Detroiter, and an AmeriCanadian living on the border.
 
Kim's fiction and poetry have appeared in journals, and most recently Wufniksredlionsquare andA-Minor.
 
Her non-fiction has played on television and radio and has been featured in print.
 
Kim also took part in The Hue Questionnaire (scroll below).
 
Read Kim's work on Pure Slush:
 
• Light Years  -  January 2011
 
• Thursday Girls  -  March 2011
 
 
 
 
Kim answers The Hue Questionnaire.
 
 

What is your favourite colour? Why?

My favorite color is red. I have no idea why. It always has been, since I was a kid. 

My second favorite color is probably gold. I think I like it because it's shiny. I suspect that I might be part magpie. 

 

Do you wear this colour? How often and when?

I do wear red sometimes, but not that often. It attracts a lot of attention. I usually wear blue, grey or brown. But my favorite car was red, and I had red sunglasses for a long time. 

 

What does the colour suggest to you?

Red suggests energy, vitality, a kind of life force or power. When I was little, I had red sneakers, and I used to think they helped me run faster. 

 

What does it not suggest to you?

Seriousness, sadness, adulthood. 

 

How long has it been your favourite colour?

Since I can remember. I never had another favorite color. 

 

When does it work best?

I think it works best when used in simple, graphic ways, but it always works for me. 

 

When does it not work for you?

Pretty much never. 

 

How does the colour relate to you, or you relate to it? Are you this colour or is this colour you?

I think I'm red, but I doubt red is me. Red is too big to be just one person. :)

 

 
 
 

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What is your favourite colour? Why?

Purple. All shades of purple. It suits my personality. Brings me alive. 

 

Do you wear this colour? How often and when?

Yes. Not very often,but when I do, I feel good. My favourite sari of the season usually is a shade of purple.

 

What does the colour suggest to you?

Plump aubergines. Flowing Cloaks. Dark Skies. Deep Power. Mystery and Intuition. Richness and Nobility.Purple eyes. Purple Flames. Purple love. Purple haze.

 

What does it not suggest to you?

Shrinking Violets.

 

How long has it been your favourite colour?

For the major part of my adult life, more so now. As a kid I was into powder pinks and blues.Now they are renounced for good.

 

When does it work best?

When I am feeling sexy.

 

When does it not work for you?

It always works for me, even on dull days, a touch of bright purple lipstick and I feel so much better.

 

How does the colour relate to you, or you relate to it? Are you this colour or is this colour you?

It is me.


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Len Kuntz lives on a lake in rural Washington State, USA with his wife, son, an eagle and three pesky beavers.

His writing appears widely in print and online at Heavy BearTroubadour 21The Camel Saloonand also at lenkuntz.blogspot.com

Len has also taken part in The Hue Questionnaire (scroll down).
 
Read Len's work on Pure Slush:
 
• Cherry Picking  -  January 2011  (n/f)
 
• Identical Opposite  -  April 2011
 

 

Len answers The Hue Questionnaire.

 

What is your favourite colour? Why?

Orange.

 

Do you wear this colour? How often and when?

You have to be careful with such a potentially garish color.  I have orange-trimmed tennis shoes/sneakers and orange-faced watches that I wear when I'm feeling spry and inspired.

 

What does the colour suggest to you?

Sunshine and possibilities.

 

What does it not suggest to you?

Frigid darkness.

 

How long has it been your favourite colour?

Since last Tuesday.

 

When does it work best?

After having eaten a fatty cheeseburger.

 

When does it not work for you?

At the theater watching Natalie Portman go from sweet young thing to deranged psychopath.

 

How does the colour relate to you, or you relate to it? Are you this colour or is this colour you?

This colour is my twin.   We are brothers from a different mother, sisters from a different mister.  We share each other's secrets and are generally supportive if one of us accidentally steps into a pile of poo.

 

 

 

Len Kuntz lives on a lake in rural Washington State, USA with his wife, son, an eagle and three pesky beavers.

His writing appears widely in print and online at Heavy BearTroubadour 21The Camel Saloonand also at lenkuntz.blogspot.com

Len has also taken part in The Hue Questionnaire (scroll down).
 
Read Len's work on Pure Slush:
 
• Cherry Picking  -  January 2011  (n/f)
 
• Identical Opposite  -  April 2011
 

 

Len answers The Hue Questionnaire.

 

What is your favourite colour? Why?

Orange.

 

Do you wear this colour? How often and when?

You have to be careful with such a potentially garish color.  I have orange-trimmed tennis shoes/sneakers and orange-faced watches that I wear when I'm feeling spry and inspired.

 

What does the colour suggest to you?

Sunshine and possibilities.

 

What does it not suggest to you?

Frigid darkness.

 

How long has it been your favourite colour?

Since last Tuesday.

 

When does it work best?

After having eaten a fatty cheeseburger.

 

When does it not work for you?

At the theater watching Natalie Portman go from sweet young thing to deranged psychopath.

 

How does the colour relate to you, or you relate to it? Are you this colour or is this colour you?

This colour is my twin.   We are brothers from a different mother, sisters from a different mister.  We share each other's secrets and are generally supportive if one of us accidentally steps into a pile of poo.

 

 

 

Len Kuntz lives on a lake in rural Washington State, USA with his wife, son, an eagle and three pesky beavers.

His writing appears widely in print and online at Heavy BearTroubadour 21The Camel Saloonand also at lenkuntz.blogspot.com

Len has also taken part in The Hue Questionnaire (scroll down).
 
Read Len's work on Pure Slush:
 
• Cherry Picking  -  January 2011  (n/f)
 
• Identical Opposite  -  April 2011
 

 

Len answers The Hue Questionnaire.

 

What is your favourite colour? Why?

Orange.

 

Do you wear this colour? How often and when?

You have to be careful with such a potentially garish color.  I have orange-trimmed tennis shoes/sneakers and orange-faced watches that I wear when I'm feeling spry and inspired.

 

What does the colour suggest to you?

Sunshine and possibilities.

 

What does it not suggest to you?

Frigid darkness.

 

How long has it been your favourite colour?

Since last Tuesday.

 

When does it work best?

After having eaten a fatty cheeseburger.

 

When does it not work for you?

At the theater watching Natalie Portman go from sweet young thing to deranged psychopath.

 

How does the colour relate to you, or you relate to it? Are you this colour or is this colour you?

This colour is my twin.   We are brothers from a different mother, sisters from a different mister.  We share each other's secrets and are generally supportive if one of us accidentally steps into a pile of poo.

 

 

 

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