My Cocktober19 entry. Author Notes at bottom.
Lacey was almost home when she got the text from her boyfriend, Will. Got a package from Grandma, he texted. He meant Lacey had received a parcel from her grandmother; Will hardly got any mail. Leave it in the kitchen for me, she replied. Will do! She hadn’t quite gotten tired of that response yet.
Continue reading “Will Do”
The results of the evaluations for Cocktober19 have been posted! Thank you to everyone who read and submitted evaluations (particularly the feedback)!
Congratulations to J.M. Wilde for their well-deserved winning entry, “She’s The “Limit”!
This thread on Aborigen‘s Twitter conflates a number of issues that have been concerning me off and on ever since I started writing size smut for publication. I’m going to lay out my current thinking on these and related topics, and as always, I am speaking only for myself, and I invite comments, questions, rebuttals, and other opinions in the replies.
The most immediate concern is that of objectification, which is not of course restricted to size smut (although there is a size-related pitfall, more on this later). The reason why objectification is, well, objectionable is that it treats the object of desire as just that, an object rather than a whole person with a history, desires, and agency of their own. This does not mean—as I believed in my misspent youth—that attraction to someone’s appearance is inherently objectifying or degrading.
A related phenomenon is fetishization, an intense attraction to or obsession with a specific characteristic or activity that assumes a greater importance than respecting the person possessing that characteristic or engaging in that activity. Indulging a fetish is to constantly risk losing sight of everything and everyone else. Being on the receiving end of fetishistic attention is a hollow experience at best.
These are examples of harmful conduct between real people in real life. Is art that invokes such conduct involving fictional people also harmful? Does porn have a greater or lesser responsibility than art to minimize harm?
Continue reading “How We Porn”
You have exactly one week–seven days–to read and evaluate all of the stories in the Cocktober19 flash fiction size fantasy contest. Please note that this time around you can vote for one or two stories in each category. Be sure to leave feedback–however brief–on all of the stories.
Tempus fugit, people!
The stories submitted for the Cocktober19 flash fiction size fantasy contest are now available for viewing. One of them is by me! You have until November 23 to read them all and evaluate them.