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Fangirl Manifesto

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fangirl manifesto

(extract)

Alyxandra Harvey

Copyright 2016 by Alyxandra Harvey

Shakespir edition

fangirl manifesto

i)

fangirl.

you roll your eyes when you say it.

you would hold your hand to a flame

to prove yourself

and never notice your hair was on fire.

fangirl.

you’ll say it with respect

or

with blood in your mouth.

where do you think words go?

and art and music?

everything needs a home.

they crawl inside us like strange seeds

and bloom,

and bloom.

ii)

we might also be called

artists

or critics

but we are women

and so

you will laugh about

those kinds of stories,

never seeing the sonnet beneath.

anyway, a little dirt never hurt anyone.

iii)

our bones are made of stories,

some of them our own

some of them bridges from other places

but here is where we meet

to share a new language.

tell me,

why shouldn’t we?

iv)

we will love what we love.

v)

doesn’t the world need more love?

or is it only that you cannot control it

and

it

is

not

for

you.

vi)

we are our own heroes

and that scares the hell out of you.

good.

good.

****

love letter to a character

it seems simple enough.

after all,

you aren’t real

even though i think about you too often,

about the shape of your lower lip

or the way you might look at me

when really

i

am

the

only

one

looking.

this is not necessarily a bad thing.

it is the story

i am in love with, after all.

your voice

yes

but also the words

someone else has given you.

there are many layers to this

like a pond in winter

when the ice

cracks

and the cold black water

is so much deeper

than it looks

and it closes

over my head

and that is also

not

a

bad

thing.

i will not write you love letters

(that is a lie)

i will not write you uncomplicated love letters

(better).

you are both real

and not real.

anyway that is the point.

you are art.

and sometimes

i

am

too.

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Alyxandra Harvey

Alyxandra Harvey lives in a stone Victorian house in Ontario, Canada with a few resident ghosts who are allowed to stay as long as they keep company manners. She loves medieval dresses, used to be able to recite all of The Lady of Shalott by Tennyson, and has been accused, more than once, of being born in the wrong century. She believes this to be mostly true except for the fact that she really likes running water, women’s rights, and ice cream.

Aside from the ghosts, she also lives with her husband and their dogs. She likes cinnamon lattes, tattoos and books.

She is mostly fueled by literary rage. And tea.

Find her at www.alyxandraharvey.com

Other Books by Alyxandra Harvey:

The Drake Chronicles (Books 1-6)

Haunting Violet

The Lovegrove Legacy (Books 1-3)

Stolen Away

Love Me, Love Me Not

Red

Briar Rose


Fangirl Manifesto

  • ISBN: 9781370973828
  • Author: Alyxandra Harvey
  • Published: 2016-12-31 01:05:08
  • Words: 587
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