Disney: Rewrite II

Sleeping Beauty Performs an Operation


She knows about anaesthetic because she invented it.

It doesn’t hurt to snip and probe,

the key is to keep away a prince’s kiss.


She is unshocked by gore;

her prince was torn on thorns

and arrived scratched and shredded.


She got a bit of a thing for blood

when his kiss

woke her up.


She had to remove 72 prickles

from his arse

with tweezers.


And sew together his flayed legs

with her own hair.

She had no one to assist her.


The sewing is just like

mending a ball gown

and she can remove the bloodstains


quite easily

or perhaps turn them into

a floral design.


Karen Little.


Once upon a time there was a teenager who ran away to London because she was in love with Kate Bush and everything she wrote. Kate told her about London contemporary dance school, so she trained as a dancer there, and danced in various countries. Then she trained as a sculptor at Camberwell art school and exhibited in various countries. Her only qualification for writing is possession of a pen.


The Stirred quad is formed of Rebecca Audra Smith, Anna Percy, Jasmine Chatfield and Lenni Sanders.

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2 comments on “Disney: Rewrite II
  1. Laura says:

    Trying to contact Karen Little, she used to be my babysitter (many many years ago), when she was training to be a dancer in London. My name is Laura.

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