Laura J. Burns

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Laura J. Burns writes books, writes for TV, and sometimes writes TV based on books and books based on TV. She will never, however, write a poem. She’s the managing editor of The Antagonist.

Damsel Makes the Tiniest Bit of Progress

SPOILERS for Damsel. And 1981’s Dragonslayer. When I was a kid, there was a movie called Dragonslayer that played on cable over and over. It featured a cross-dressing girl and Peter MacNicol as the titular hero, which in retrospect is hilarious but was bizarre even at the time. It also had a dragon that demanded–and received–virgin girls as regular sacrifices,…