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Hello! I’m Kirsty Logan, a writer of novels and short stories. My 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 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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Dreamphone Sleepover

24th Nov 2011 in Writing

oh gahd, not Josh says Cassie with her

throat tilted just right and her glass angled

to spill. we all shuffle our boy-cards because

it’s late and Josh is the hot one. Cassie cradles

the loaf-sized phone — pinker than any girl —

and dials. he’s not wearing a hat says the phone

and we all scratch our pencils on the boy-list.

we played this game before we had tits or spots

or periods or stretchmarks or hangovers. now

we’ve had them for so long we need the game

to be those girls again. a handful of girls to a

fistful of women and really what’s changed?

we drink harder and compare one another’s

dark roots. you’re right says the phone.

I like you. Cassie giggles into her empty glass.

we crumple our lists,

our boys.

 

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

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