Short story: “Brigid Was Hung By Her Hair from the Second Story Window”

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“Brigid Was Hung By Her Hair from the Second Story Window,” by Gillian Daniels

Appeared in the September 2019 issue of The Dark and on the podcast (read and listen here)

3,161 words

Horror upon horror! You keep wanting Brigid to choose her own fate, but when she does so it’s with shocking perversity. All her troubles seem so easily avoided and yet as inevitable as the verses of a song. She wins something in the end—not a happy life, but a beautiful one. At least, that’s what I see in it.