From “Mad Days and Girls In Between”


At length, I began to recover from the night of goddess celebration– the burlesque hen night. Mad flashbacks of feathers and corsets and oogling passers-by as we roamed in laced-up-breathless wonder peppered the morning. The roving from tequila shot to tequila shot in Doncaster faded into legendary dream as I travelled back to Mansfield slumped in the back seat of the bride’s car dressed in slouchy jumper and baggy trousers. My headache still thumped to some phantom beat from an all but forgotten DJ. It was not until yestreen and the soft warmth of my front room that I began to feel like myself again.

-A.E. Wallace 2015


About A. E. Wallace aka [EL] Selkie

Ann Wallace holds a degree from the University of Texas at El Paso in Mass Communications and minored in Creative Writing. She worked at the NBC Affiliate Newschannel9 in El Paso, was a journalist for the El Paso Diocese Catholic Newspaper, held writing workshops with The Tumblewords Project, performed as a Slam Poet and published poetry in small literary magazines. She is now an ex-pat in the UK where she lives, knits, games, works and writes. View all posts by A. E. Wallace aka [EL] Selkie

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