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Girls Who Get Taken 
Work in progress, Northern Writer’s Award 2020 - Northern Debut Award
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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.


Originally posted 2018-06-04 15:19:29.

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