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Kirsty Logan

Hello! I’m Kirsty Logan, a writer of novels and short stories. My latest work is the Audible Original The Sound at the End. My other books are Things We Say In The Dark, The Gloaming, The Gracekeepers, A Portable Shelter, and The Rental Heart & Other Fairytales.

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Kirsty Logan

Hello! I’m Kirsty Logan, a writer of novels and short stories. My latest work is the Audible Original The Sound at the End. My other books are Things We Say In The Dark, The Gloaming, The Gracekeepers, A Portable Shelter, and The Rental Heart & Other Fairytales.

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Advice to Horror Girl Victims

24th Nov 2011 in Writing

open your mouth            wide                        wider

make sure they can hear that scream

all the way             to the back             of the cinema. aim

to deafen the projectionist.

look behind you when you run                        up to the attic

or down to the basement            or whichever way

leads to snapping jaws. turn to the camera so your hair

flips             just right. pull

your dress tight             so your tits bounce.

leave a trail of potential weapons

dropped from your shaking hands.

you must always make it easy for him to follow.

later there will be a girl who will grab a weapon

and not let go.                        but this is only the third scene. you

are axe-fodder. you should not have

fucked           smoked            cursed         filled the shape of a woman.

next time only sign on if your character            has a boy’s name.

This is an entry for the Mookychick blogging competition, FEMINIST FLASH FICTION 2011. Enter now.

3 responses to “Advice to Horror Girl Victims”

  1. Lucia says:

    Permission to re-post your poem. Very timely and relevant.

  2. Kirsty Logan says:

    Hi Lucia! I’d love for you to repost this poem – could you please include a link back to this website?

  3. Lucia says:

    Done! I had this one (http://www.kirstylogan.com/) at the bottom of the poem (still is) but included this other one on the title. Thanks!

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