born to die.
By Madeline Allen.
“and someday when my hair is white / (a tangled puff of cloud reminiscent of the skittish sky we swam under) / my sides will cease to ache with laughter / and i will suffocate under the weight of age / (and not summer joy)“
Summer Dreamer by Noelle Bairle.
The Blood Pudding – April 1, 2022
Madeline Allen is a creative writing student living in the mid-western United States. She is a recipient of the 2019 NCTE Certificate for Superior Writing and you can find her work in Wingless Dreamer’s collection of essays ‘Overcoming Fear’.
Artwork: Noelle Bairle is a Sydney based Artist & Fashion Designer. Her work centres around the female form and waterscapes. During her career, Noelle’s work has graced the covers of leading magazines such as Elle, Vogue and worn by iconic women such as Elle McPherson, Dannii Minogue and many others. You can find more about her here.