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to make monsters out of girls by Amanda Lovelace (1)

books by amanda lovelace

the

series:

the princess saves herself in this one (#1)

the witch doesn’t burn in this one (#2)

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the

things that h(a)unt

duology:

to make monsters out of girls (#1)

note from the author

this book originally appeared on wattpad in chapbook form under the title poetry will not make you immortal. the book you’re holding now, to make monsters out of girls, is the same story you read then, only it has been edited, expanded upon, illustrated, & given a new & more fitting title. thank you, lovely readers, for reaching out & for inspiring me to bring my creation to its full potential.

laced with love,

amanda

this is dedicated

to the one who

stepped back

& let me

grow.

trigger warning

intimate partner abuse,

eating disorders,

self-harm,

cheating,

alcohol,

religion,

death,

gore,

fire,

blood,

& possibly

more.

remember to practice

self-care before,

during, & after

reading.

contents

this is the

sun-filled sky.

these are the

singing blackbirds.

these are the

empty pews.

this is the

cracked piano.

this is the

choking choir.

these are the

withered roses.

this is my

little black dress.

these are my

tear-dry cheeks.

this is my

red lipstick grin.

this is your

silent eulogy.

this is your

word-wrapped coffin.

&

this—

this is how

i will finally bury you.

- it’s much too late to repent, sweetheart.

oh yes, i know what you’re thinking, but the poems you find in this book won’t immortalize you. these poems are the means by which you will finally become dead to me—licked clean from my insides like the last dollop of honey at the very bottom of the pot. everyone will finally learn what you did to me all those years ago, but none of them will ever be able to scrape the bitter taste your name leaves on my tongue . . . now will they, ?

- this is your unmarked grave.