If you’ve read the Short Story of the Day series so far, you know I love stories about monstrous women and girls. I shared Carrie Vaughn’s take on Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s “The Lady of Shalott” last year. Yesterday’s pick, Kelly Sandoval’s ‘What Sisters Take,” follows a teenager with a hidden twin who can only survive by killing her. Next up: “Sometimes Boys Don’t Know” by Donyae Coles.
Why “Sometimes Boys Don’t Know”?
This story is so short that I don’t know how to say much about it without giving the whole game away. The tension between Bonnie’s bubbly innocence and her innate monstrosity is palpable. This is Teeth meets Jennifer’s Body meets The Bikini Bottom Horror, and I want someone to inject it directly into my veins.
Here’s hoping you like it as much as I do.
My favorite line:
My palms are wet, my legs are shaky. Is this right? It must be right. I want it to be right.
Click here to read “Sometimes Boys Don’t Know.”
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