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Twisted Sister – Greatest Hits

We're going through some changes -- excuse the mess and check out our Greatest Hits while good things happen. For regular readers, sorry folks (insert standard Canadian apology here) we’re stuck in a literary holding pattern on Twisted Sister. Something... Continue Reading →

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Twisted Sister Fairy Tales

Fairy tales are great – they have magic, transformative elements, a strong sense of good versus evil, and usually some bad parents thrown into the mix. But – and here’s the big but – in hundreds of years of remakes,... Continue Reading →

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Twisted Sister — Editor’s Top Picks

Hey folks, it’s Angela here, (aka Ms. Ed Note) talking about some of our all time favorite stories and poems around Twisted Sister. What do we love most of all? The truth. (I know, it seems weird coming from a... Continue Reading →

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Twisted Sister – The F Word – Family Issue

Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. -- the opening lines of Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy. Yep, that dude. Lest you think we’ve gone all high and mighty on you, rest assured Twisted... Continue Reading →

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Twisted Sister ‘On The Rag’ Issue

A visit from Aunt Flow. Mother Nature’s Little Gift. That time of the month. An excuse to eat chips and chocolate and binge watch Netflix. Call it what you will, we’re talking periods, menstrual cycles, and all things hormonal. Here... Continue Reading →

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Twisted Sister – A Horror-filled week

This week’s issue was going to be a focus on horror and dark things, starting off with a killer discussion of women in horror, how to craft great scenes, and some fantastic reads for you all. Then the US presidential... Continue Reading →

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Twisted Sister – Let’s hear it for the guys

What can be more twisted than a feminist lit mag featuring a bunch of male writers? You got it right here on Twisted Sister, where we’re happy to hang with the guys, and are true to this whole equal rights... Continue Reading →

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Twisted Sister Counts Down

In probably one of the weirdest editorial meetings ever, I solicited the opinions of an impartial jury of peers, chosen for their interest in dark fantasy, horror, or generally twisted things, but not actively involved in Twisted Sister lit mag.... Continue Reading →

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Twisted Sister – The Naughty List

  We’re a little behind the here at Twisted Sister, (insert standard Canadian apology), but let’s just say that we’ve earned a firm place for ourselves on the Naughty List. And that’s not such a bad place to be. As... Continue Reading →

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Twisted Sister — All Lady-Writer Round-Up

Image credit -- Kyle Hemmings Welcome to Twisted Sister, a place for feminist horror and dark fantasy, and as much as we advocate a balanced approach to all things, we want to take a moment to spotlight the ladies around... Continue Reading →

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Twisted Sister Editor’s Page — The ‘Not a Pussy’ Issue

Ed Note -- This was originally published October 2016 -- before Donald Trump's presidential inauguration and the ensuing protests that filled the streets (god bless your lil' anti-Trump hearts). Our We're Not A Pussy essay is here, and if you're... Continue Reading →

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Twisted Sister Just Desserts or Payback’s a Bitch

 Image - Michael Anthony http://www.circleMstudios.com Payback – you get what you deserve, one way or another, is the theme for this issue of Twisted Sister. What better way to drive home this notion than through a tour through the seedy... Continue Reading →

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Twisted Sister — Fun with Food

Whoot! We have Kelley Armstrong’s FAQ to share with all you writers out there, so go check it out. Now. We’ll have a little snack while we wait. Back already? Alright… Welcome to our fun with food issue at Twisted Sister... Continue Reading →

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FICTION — Gibberish

They sat down for dinner at the kitchen table. They were known in the neighborhood as the family with three kids under the age of four. “Where is she?” snapped Doreen. Her husband said nothing and continued to take huge... Continue Reading →

POEM — Beauty and the Beast, redone

Ah, my poor papa Unfortunate soul Who’d wandered too close To the evil Beast’s lair   A towered castle Where very few entered, And none left, ever Their bodies not seeing The warm light of day   This I knew,... Continue Reading →

FICTION — Cinderella and the Probate Will

Once upon a time, in a land far away, there lived a young woman whose sweet nature and simple beauty made her stepmother and stepsisters insanely jealous, so they forced the poor girl to wear nothing but rags and do... Continue Reading →

Twisted Sister — Fairy Tale Princesses Piss Me Off

It might be the latest release of Beauty and the Beast, or it might be the fact that I end up reading Disney Princess stories to an inconsolable toddler at two a.m., but fairy tales have been on my mind... Continue Reading →

FICTION — Icelandic Fairy Tale

Once upon a time, there was a farmer in one of the northern districts named Andres. He lived with his wife, Hjordis, and their children at Aegirsstead, which was situated at the mouth of a great fjord. Andres knew his... Continue Reading →

FICTION — Butterfly

As the Sunday sun arose, Emma’s mother trudged up the stairs. Despite her obesity, Valencia Aborgast fought to be beautiful. She underwent surgeries to thwart nature. Her money worked to “improve” herself to attract the stronger sex. Despite all her... Continue Reading →

FICTION — Becoming a Beast

I was raised to be a maiden, yet I dreamed of becoming a beast. I was raised to fear the temptations of the forest, and the disaster of straying from the prescribed path. My village, a place of simple cottages,... Continue Reading →

FICTION — Beauty and the Beast and Stockholm Syndrome

A long, long time ago, in a land far, far away, there lived a beautiful princess… I put down my book and stared out the window, frowning. That seems to always be the trouble, I thought. These princesses who have... Continue Reading →

FICTION — One Thousand Hours Free

I liked to steal free trial discs of America Online. Every Wednesday -- that’s when our block got the big delivery of junk mail -- I’d grab my backpack, hop on my bike, and I’d flip open each mailbox in... Continue Reading →

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