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Emily Slaney

Emily Slaney

Emily Slaney is 70% no confidence, with dark humour and a crooked smile. She describes her writing as nihilistic emotional satire because she likes to make you laugh before she pulls it all away from you. She lives in England with her husband and kids in a semi-detached madhouse where sarcasm is what passes for everyday speech. She has previously been published in Parable Press. Should you want to you can find more about Emily at: emilyslaney.com.

Monday, 17 June 2013 05:27

Bucket Love

This isn’t Dawson’s Creek, but tonight my childhood best friend is close enough I can see green flecks in her hazel eyes, the little raised bump above her right eyebrow from that accident with the baseball bat, and the tiny scar tissue dent where her nose ring usually sits. Her once bright pink hair is now the faded colour of cheap store bought strawberry ice cream. The kind that tastes more of strawberry milk than it does actual fruit. Fastened around her neck, threaded through thick black cord, scrabble tiles spell out her name:

Z-O-E-Y.