All the Stories Lead to “My” Destination
It’s time again for another compilation post of my kinda-sorta-taboo-if-you-tilt-your-head-and-squint series of stories. Though I don’t follow the assumed trajectory with these stories, I still try to frame them in the sense of examining what could be assumed as “problematic” from an outsider’s POV.
Case in point is this first story where a father must deal with the fact that his daughter’s best friend may or may not have a crush on him. In a typical taboo story, you’d have this situation be exploited in some way — but that’s too simple for me. I don’t like easy answers or typical drama. People are complicated, so my stories — and the characters that inhabit them — are just as tangled up in battles over what is right and wrong.
My Daughter’s Best Friend
The road to hell was paved with my every good intention.
Next is a little breakaway from the norm in that the story is speculative and satirical. I didn’t know if I should include it in this round-up, but I did initially tackle it as a part of this series. If I ever wrote a vampire novel, it would probably come out a lot like this.
And then there’s a potential “cheating” story, as this series has been quick to take up as a running theme.
As I go on, though, there’s really less and less material for the people who started reading these stories for potential smut…
This next story is one that was the hardest to tackle for me because this one isn’t “kinda-sorta-taboo.” It’s straight out there in the narrative, leading to…