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Laura Tansley's writing has been published in a variety of places including Cosmonaut's Avenue, Gutter, Lighthouse, Litro, New Writing Scotland, PANK, The Real Story, The Rialto and is forthcoming in Stand and Tears in the Fence. She is co-editor of the collection Writing Creative Non-Fiction: Determining the Form and Assistant Editor at Butcher's Dog. She lives and works in Glasgow.

 

 

 

 

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I don’t wear a bra on weekends. It’s mine and my tits’ free-time so Saturday-Sunday they aren’t business perky, or sport-supported. It’s been twenty years since I was bought my first but TV tells me that honouring anniversaries leads to nothing but animosity – someone will forget and try to gift an old mixtape full of all the wrong memories – so we don’t commemorate a day; we deal in small mercies like not needing any underwire or making do with a bathing suit. But they do get cold without those cups, that extra cover; and the rest of me has learnt to toughen up like corned beef.

 

 

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