Feminist Flash Fiction 2011 – Advice to Horror Girl Victims
It’s time to grab a coffee or a china cup’s worth of fine tea, settle down in a horsehair-padded armchair and read the ten shortlisted entries for FEMINIST FLASH 2011. Feminist poetry and flash fiction at its finest.
ADVICE TO HORROR GIRL VICTIMS
by K. Logan
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 bubbies 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
f*cked smoked cursed filled the shape of a woman.
next time only sign on if your character has a boy’s name.
With thanks to BUST magazine! xxx