I don't bother to dress, not anymore. I've got five pairs of striped pajamas and I wash them all every week.
What united these women, and a lesser number of men, called Beghards, was a desire to lead a committed life, without the constraints of enclosure in a monastic community or within the bonds of marriage.
In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Margaret Ronald's "The Witch's Knives."
It has been said that everyone is a world unto themselves, / and to stretch a metaphor, that implies / subterranean depths, and biological equivalents / to geological structures, and at least the possibility / that myths about the world might apply / on a more personal level as well.