You know three things about girls who get taken. They are broken. They come from bad homes. They are not you.
Girls Who Get Taken is a collection in which the seemingly ordinary worlds of women’s lives are subverted, disordered and disrupted by the characters who are contained – or refuse to be – within them.
Although each story in the collection considers a different character, unifying themes run throughout: fear of growing up, inability to fit in with the world, women’s relationships with their bodies, an unwillingness to accept ourselves or our lives as they really are.
A selection of these stories made up my submission to the 2020 Northern Writer’s Awards and I was thrilled to receive a Northern Debut Award from New Writing North. One of the award judges, Amy Liptrot, said of my sample “A really striking collection of short stories … told in a heightened and unusual way. I was really excited by the writer’s voice.”
The collection is complete, currently unpublished and in the hands of my agent, Laura Williams
You can listen to my playlist for this work here.
Originally posted 2018-06-04 15:19:29.