At the same time I was writing the manuscript of IN MY SKIN I was taking a class in different forms of nonfiction, and was asked to write something in a completely different frame. So I did the story as a fairytale, a take on Sleeping Beauty. It was later published in the US in a punk anthology, and called ‘Thornbinding’.
Here is video of me reading it to an audience at the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne in May 2016, as part of a ‘Bedtime Stories’ event with other writers. I speak at the 6-minute mark after being introduced by Erik Jensen.