On the Spindle of a Spinning Wheel

The Disney princess trend would have been lost on me, had I been a kid during its heyday. I found the princesses boring. For me, it’s always been about the villainesses.

Sgt Lucky and I were discussing this the other day. I mentioned that when I was a kid, I used to dress up like Maleficent.

“My dad brought us these old clothes and things, and we had a dress-up box,” I told him. “I used to run around with a velvet drape pulled up around my head like a cowl, being Maleficent.”

Sgt Lucky shook his head. “I don’t know why you worry about aging.”

“What do you mean?”

“You’ve been training your whole life to become an old drag queen.”

Weirdly, that cheered me up. Cowls for everyone!


Published by Jen Hubley Luckwaldt

I'm a freelance writer and editor.

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