This is Marilyn Monroe:
A lot of words come to mind when you see her picture. The most commonly-used descriptions usually include references to her blondeness and her “iconic curves”, and there’s no denying that Marilyn was both hella platinum and possessing of a very impressive bosom.
However, she was not fat.
So, look. When you’re a kid, you do a lot of crazy things. I was born in 1985, so my childhood role plays involved a lot of Rainbow Brite (it says a lot about my friendship group at the time that we all wanted to be her rainbow horsey), Ghostbusters (running up and down my driveway with my friend Bruce shouting, “GHOSTBUSTERS!”), and occasionally Captain Planet when we were feeling community-minded (I always had to be Linka because I was blonde and no one ever wanted to be Heart Boy, whatever his name was).
(Written in February 2009)
So the other day, a friend of mine relates the following story: She, a stunning blonde lass with a figure that makes me want to curl up under the covers eating cheesecake and sobbing, “I give up, I give up!” until I die of a burst stomach and the paramedics have to take off the roof of my house and winch my body out with a crane like those Texas people on A Current Affair, is at the tram station in Flinders Street. It’s a hot day and she’s appropriately attired in a summery dress. She asks one of the helpful public transport employees about the destination of the next tram. His response is to stare at her cleavage. And stare. And stare. And stare.
Written back in September 2009. Non-fiction – my story.
(I’m not even sure I want to post this, but fuck it. If it helps someone… Here ya go.)
The first time I considered suicide, I was nine years old. It was 1994 and I started saving travel sickness pills and panadol in a small jewellery box in my room. I didn’t know anything about their ingredients and this was years before kids had regular access to google, but I knew that my parents didn’t want me taking too many of those pills, so it stood to reason in my mind that if I took enough of them, I would die.
Original fiction. The first adventure of a little girl whose name we don’t know.
(Written by and Copyright B. Phillips, 2011)