a. A pleated pale-yellow skirt stained with mud.
b. A frog collected from the floor of the forest in a
knitting machine box.
c. 2 small pale hands holding worms and flowers.
d. Pink plastic stable doors and blue plastic trains.
2. “You’re too much like a boy…”
a. High heeled shoes on a skateboard.
b. A stack of mixtapes.
c. Multiple ink drawings of Jean Grey.
d. A navy-blue cardigan covered in pastel pink paint.
3. “…You’ll never find a man”
a. Plastic platform stilettoes with cigarette trousers.
b. A tumble of nail varnishes piled into a box.
c. A wedding dress hanging in a pale hotel bedroom.
d. A list of birthdays pinned as a note on the fridge.
4. Who needs one?
a. A pile of purple hair snipped off on the salon floor.
b. A tattoo of the Rocky Mountains.
c. A Hawaiian shirt billowing over a mini dress.
d. A woman performing poems in front of an audience.
Siobhán Carroll is a queer writer and performer based in Edinburgh. She lives in Leith with 2 cats and a lot of books. She writes poetry, prose, and personal essays. She is an editor at trashheap and in normal times performs around Edinburgh and Scotland.