So yesterday after finishing edits on short story, ESCAPE FROM LIMBO, I try to go to sleep. I'm so tired that I can't see straight (there might have been some spinning of the room), but when my head hits the pillow, my mind ponders some things that have been bothering me for years, and a lot of those things that continue to become a greater problem. My mind wonders how I would fare in this mental depiction. THEN, it hits me. I have to get out of bed and throw done some words for a story idea in regards to this.
The problem is, by the time I'm done writing this, there will be few publishers who will want it. It comes from my personal opinions on subjects that are very controversial (seems like most things that matter to folks usually are). And though it's scary to me, it's not horror. I would say it's close to political thriller, but on a much more intimate level.It would fit in great with a series I'm wanting to do down the road, but I'm really wanting to do these stories through a press if I can. This story can stand on its own, or be included with this series.
However I decide to go with this, I will forewarn anyone who reads this story, or any others in the line, that if you (the reader) are easily offended by opinionated fiction, then read no further. This is meant to entertain, and maybe, bring some thought on the subjects form the author's POV. This is not meant to forcefully change minds, to be hurtful, or even to cause any kind of insurgence.
See, I know as an author, I'm suppose to tread light on opinions that maybe controversial. But as an author, I have stories that demand to be told. That demand to be read just as any other I write. I may pen a stories that could be used for a B-Movie horror flick. I might write one that deals with demonic clowns. But I also write stories that focus on, life after death (which involve the protag making things right), or a story about a young lady surviving a serial killer/stalker. And I also write stories about the world I live in, and how it affects everyone, and draw on specific characters who must prevail against the said affects.
But, while I won't leave a story on the cutting-room-floor due to possible fragile egos, I DO respect my readers. I will always have a disclaimer ahead of time on these kinds of stories. Then if someone reads a story like this, and they fall a part over the controversial points, I will simply point to the disclaimer page. Not to mention I have friends who I adore that will completely disagree with the POV.
And maybe you're just not into this kind of fiction, but maybe you might enjoy my other works as they are published. Which is perfectly fine. We all have our tastes, and there's nothing wrong with that.
I read several authors whom I disagree with, but I love their writing and enjoy their stories. Like Stephen King for example. I have even seen in a book (The Stand, which of course I own the uncut version, and wanted this version for the sole purpose it was uncut) where he gave a disclaimer that if you bought the original unless you wanted to read the uncut version, don't waste your money on this printing. He didn't want his readers to re-buy a book only to be upset to find out with the exception of the uncut portions, that it was still the same book. Like me, he values his readers.
I love my readers, I love my friends, and I love me. Kinda :^D, I can be a pain. But anyways, I want to able to be honest without fear, and at the same time be fair to others. But I must also be fair to myself.
Cheers, everyone :^)
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