Archive for October 15th, 2011

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“Hi, my name’s Tara Goedjen and I’ll be reading from my story, (Because Children Are Still Brave), forthcoming in Fairy Tale Review, (The Grey Issue).

Lucky it couldn’t do what it wanted, they say.
Easy to get rid of, now that it’s locked up.
Three days, they say. Three days and it’s gone.
From my cage in the dark basement, I hear them whispering. They call me the dark-eyed child. They say they’re lucky they found me, lucky they found me before I could go and do it ——. What the others like me did. They say I’m just like the ones before. Just like the ones who took their daughter and sons and drank the blood of the stray cats. I protest and they kick my cage.

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