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Zodiac: Libra

Zodiac: Libra

This Zodiac series will be all about writing with a character that isn't necessarily exactly what you want. It's about pushing your personal character boundaries, exploring personality traits that don't naturally come to you. I picked the zodiac signs because they all have a pre-made collection of traits, ready to use.

Using the below-cited definition of Libra, write a short scene (1000 words or less, no minimum) that depicts a character which exemplifies these traits. Do not explicitly state that the character is a Libra or was born in late September through mid-October. The goal is to exemplify, not explain; to show, not tell. If you use other characters as well, they can be any type you want.

LibraEvery adolescent Libran's fantasy is to find the Prince or Princess of their dreams. As their lives unfold, the experiences, false starts, dramas, broken hearts and disillusionment they encounter seeking this personal Holy Grail often shape their futures in the most extra-ordinary manner. Love and love-lost makes a big difference to the Libran although their often happy-go-lucky appearance against all kinds of odds may not reveal this as fact.

Librans can switch off from the world around them and during these periods much more occurs on the deep innermost levels of the Libran's psyche than their closest companions imagine. Many Librans, after establishing a lifestyle that somehow falls short of their childhood dreams, manage to conjure up a most independent life and keep up an image of being dedicated to a "close relationship". They can escape into obscure role playing - and often this makes them extremely successful business people. When it comes to romance and love, Librans can be difficult to fathom yet, in business many Librans discover they can not only be creative, but it provides an opportunity to express the more diverse sides to their personalities. Their charm can win jobs and provide powerful friends. But in both work and play, looking for peace and harmony, Librans often say "yes" when they should be saying "no".

It is a sad fact about many a Libran's personal or business lives to say: many would have faired far better had they remained alone! But for those Librans who do find their secret dream and meet up with their Prince or Princess, that's another story! You'll find them living in some exotic, distant beautiful place, probably running the local bar or restaurant, designing the beach or ski gear, looking wonderful, sipping cocktails and finding life to be the total paradise they knew it could be. What Librans always have to remember when looking to fulfill their dreams is they should never undermine their own integrity and hold out until their dreams do come true - not simply take whatever is offered.

I fixed some stupid grammatical mistakes, but this is otherwise taken from www.psychicguild.com. Don't blame me for the writing.

So... this is open to anyone to give it a try? And should we post our replies to this thread?

Oo very nice. Makes me proud to be a Libra. Now if only I could use that to tell people to leave me alone

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