A Zine for you on Winter’s Solstice (Southern Hemisphere): The Blood Bloom

A while back I fell in love with Kelly Reiherich's collage artwork. I'd been following her since her 'meat' image, which I think works so well on so many levels, but this collage image of the hand holding the heart flower really inspired me. I wrote this story to go with it. It's called The… Continue reading A Zine for you on Winter’s Solstice (Southern Hemisphere): The Blood Bloom

Inventing our stories: Telling it the way it should be, not the way it was

This is a retelling of the old Romany version of Cinderella. In this one the young woman has a magical mossy coat instead of a fairy godmother. She also has a mother who has strange ideas about parenting and how to deal with men. But at its heart it's still the same old sexist nonsense.… Continue reading Inventing our stories: Telling it the way it should be, not the way it was

Fucked up fairy tales

I love fairy tales. They fed my childhood with stories and pictures. I never believed them. I knew they were stories. I didn't want to meet a prince (like I've previously said, I'd rather have been the prince, finding myself a sweet maiden) and I was never really into the happy ever after. It seemed… Continue reading Fucked up fairy tales