Feminist Flash Fiction 2011 – Advice to Horror Girl Victims

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.


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.

First appeared here in Kirsty Logan – Writer.

feminist fiction competitionBUST magazine

With thanks to BUST magazine! xxx