02 August, 2009

How Beautiful the Ordinary first review

The Goddess of YA Literature has picked up Michael Cart's How Beautiful the Ordinary: Twelve Stories of Identity, in which I'm privileged to have a story. (Click to embiggen to see who else is in it—what a feast, eh?)

The Goddess says: 'While sexual identity is at the core of many of the stories, they all address the central questions many adolescents struggle with: am I worthy of being loved? Why does it hurt sometimes to be in love? Can I truly be myself with someone else?'

My story, 'A Dark Red Love-Knot' is a reworking of Alfred Noyes's poem 'The Highwayman', which I had to study (and possibly to recite—I seem to know chunks of it) in primary school. It was highly enjoyable to write, even though, of course, nothing nice happens in it. :)

I can't wait to see the others.


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