Two Serious Ladies is a small online magazine to promote writing and art by women.

The magazine was created in 2012 by Lauren Spohrer, who regrets how slowly she responds to submissions.

It’s named for the 1943 short novel by Jane Bowles. The novel contains the line:

“I wanted to be a religious leader when I was young and now I just reside in my house and try not to be too unhappy.” 


What A Feeling by Lauren Aimee Curtis

Eve and I liked to strip in her bedroom, peeling off layers of clothing one by one, seductively. We were six years old, and I’d just seen the movie Flashdance.

No, get your filthy hands off me! Ray, get him outta here!

– is what we would say to the make-believe men that drunkenly grabbed our arses and the make-believe club-owner-with-a-heart-of-gold, as we danced to Shandi Sinnamon’s He’s a Dream.     Lauren Aimee Curtis is a writer from Sydney, Australia. Her short fiction has appeared in Going Down Swinging No.35and is forthcoming in Spineless Wonder’s mircofiction and prose poetry anthology, Writing to the Edge.  

Mary and the Village Daughters by Jessica Alexander

from Narrative & Nest by Danielle Vogel