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Sacred Striptease
Tahlia Newland
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Sacred Striptease

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Ex-ballet dancer Lexie is a stripper on the suburban pub circuit. She loves her enthusiastic audiences, unless they’re like The Creep. His chilling presence reveals her vulnerability and makes her rethink what she does for a living. This short story raises important gender issues.
Kindle Edition, 19 pages
Published August 23rd 2014 by AIA Publishing

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I am not sure what to say about this naughty, cheeky and sinfully delightful short story by Tahlia.


I had come to expect young adult, or new adult mysticism tinged tales. But this, this story is raw and emotional, heartening and a bit scary at the same time.

I was amazed at just how much character Tahlia packed into this tiny story. In just 19 pages Tahlia weaved a swift net to capture the reader and make them sit up and take notice of this intriguing profession.

And, because Tahlia likes to
Charles Ray
Dec 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Sacred Striptease takes us through an evening in the life of Lexie (Miss Electra), a stripper who works in a club frequented by mainly working class men stopping for a little entertainment before going home to their families. Told in the first person, the story shows the mental process of a woman who views what she does as art, not for titillation, but for entertainment. Lexie has a strong artistic connection and affection for the men who enjoy watching her perform, but is distressed by the pres ...more
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Tahlia Newland, author of the multi-award-winning Diamond Peak Series, writes inspirational metaphysical and speculative fiction with a touch or more of romance. She is also an editor and a mask-maker who loves creating digital art and sitting on her veranda staring at the rain forest.

Before writing full time, she had over 20 years’ experience in scripting and performing in Visual Theatre and Thea