littleredbook

My Little Red Book

(edited by Rachel Kauder Nalebuff) is an anthology of stories about first periods, collected from women of all ages from around the world. Ranging from light-hearted (the editor got hers while water skiing in a yellow bathing suit) to heart-stopping (a first period discovered just as one girl was about to be strip-searched by the Nazis).

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Hen and Ink blogspot

Of Bards and Black Hens : Ringing in the New Year

New Year's day. My life is in tatters and what remains is grey and full of rain. I'm looking for a miracle. A mighty Goddess to strip away the old and inspire a whole lot of new.

I close my eyes, and a fat black hen comes clucking. She wears wattles and a comb of scarlet.

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