Cheeky, Bloody Articles

Cheeky, Bloody Articles

Cathleen Davies


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Acid trips, terrorists, and one hundred birthday candles. Icy baths, burning bodies, and everything in between.
This thought provoking debut short story collection from Cathleen Davies pulls no punches. Expertly skewering readers' expectations on failing relationships, cabin fever, police violence, feminism, loss, and loyalty; each unique character tells a tale of the dissatisfied, the angst-laden, and the justifiably outraged.
Elder members of the LGBTQ+ community lament simpler times. Young women in foster care construct a death-pact because #promises. A cult dismembers their followers to prove more than loyalty.
In a place where horror straddles humor, Cheeky, Bloody Articles dares to answer questions like: What if you lived to be 100 years old but absolutely hated your family? What were the lyrics to that awful Eminem song? And: Exactly how long does it take for a rat to decompose?
The poignant yet provocative collection is terrible, wonderful, but most of all insightful.
Every story of this anxiety-ridden tongue-in-cheek romp makes you question how many stitches you would have needed if your mother had actually taken you to the hospital. They will make you wonder what would have happened if you hadn't been stood up on that first date. There's a chance you may even find yourself wishing you could redact your ex's name from the diary of your life.


Cathleen Davies:
Cathleen Davies is a writer, researcher, and teacher from East Yorkshire, England. Her work has appeared in a number of magazines and anthologies. She writes literary fiction for LGBTQ+ audiences.