I knew which topic for July’s Size Riot quarterly size fantasy flash-fiction contest was going to win as soon as I saw the ballot. I didn’t vote for “Smashing Cops,” but I have no problem with it getting the most votes.
I have mixed feelings about current events creeping (or smashing) into porn fantasy (or fantasy porn). My main objection is that it is very hard to do well. Amateur size fantasy is hard enough on its own without introducing one’s political opinions, which are often less coherent or thought-through than one’s sexual perversions. My last foray into politically-charged size fantasy was cathartic for me, but I have no idea how successful it was for others, either as a political statement or as a wank.
On the other hand, passionate writing is some of the best writing, and many people’s passions are roiling these days, so perhaps this is a proper way to speak to the moment. I don’t know how sexy this batch of stories will be, but I remain curious how my fellow size writers will rise to the challenge. Personally, I’m going to have to consider how to avoid repeating my most vicious cop-smashing scene.
ETA: “Smashing Cops” is out. You have 24 hours to vote for one of the four runners-up.
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