Saturday, 7 June 2008

Short Story: Briar Rose by Kim Antieau

This is a hugely powerful short story about a young girl who wakes up in a hospital room, she has no recollection of who she is, how she got here and why her arms are covered in fresh wounds. Her first memory is triggered by a small tattoo of a rose.
The girls past is gradually revealed to her through the images she draws on her body, each image reveals another episode in her, another reality for her to accept.

This is really well written and the idea of being able to rub off all the wrongs that have been done is refreshing. A copy of the story can be found

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