Writing Short Stories/disturbing story


I don't know if you've ever watched the TV show "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit" where the detectives work solving crimes relating to abuse and rape but it inspired me to write a short story.
I want to share it with others but it is so disturbing that friends and family would have the reactions of "what is wrong with you??" "that was terrible!!" "how could you think like that??!!" and things like that.

what do i do about sharing it?


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Ten Thousand Miles fro  

Good day Ben,

First of all I would not show such stories to friends or family. You don't need their judgment. Try submitting your story or stories to horror sites. I have posted two links above that will be a wonderful resource for you to find an appropriate market. You will need to do some research. Look for places that are horror based or read a sample story on their site to get an idea of the type of writing they look for.

The audience for this kind of horror genre is actually quite large but for rape and abuse, it could be limited. In addition, most readers are tired of hearing stories of childhood abuse etc. However, never give up trying. If your writing is good, that is what counts. Be careful not to mention any names in the stories unless you submit the story as fiction.

I do know "Law and Order" and sometimes wonder if these stories are based on fact and real cases.
Remember that these stories are now on TV and someone is writing them. So, why not you?

I wish you luck as this is not an easy subject matter to write or submit. You might consider writing them in a private notebook and saving them till you know where to submit.
I hope this helps. Please write again if you have further questions.
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I am an expert on flash fiction and flash non-fiction writing and critiquing. I can answer any questions on the craft and evaluation of short story writing and short and long story structure. I can also answer questions about the craft of fiction writing in general.


Teacher of short fiction at Santa Fe College, Gainesville References available. Past Editor-in-Chief (2010-11) of the Bacopa Literary Review Responsibility for the publication of the 2011 edition of the Bacopa Literary Review 2012-13 Short Fiction editor of the Bacopa Literary Review (decision-maker for all short fiction for general submissions and contest) Fiction critique group that meets monthly Active leader in short fiction workshops for the Writers Alliance of Gainesville MFA in writing (national accreditation) from Whidbey Writers’ Workshop (NILA) In addition, multiple classes online with Gotham Writers Workshops and Writers Digest in both poetry and short fiction Currently enrolled in online advanced writing classes. (past classes with poets Michael Dylan Welch and Carolyne Wright)

Florida Writers Association, Writers Alliance of Gainesville, The Bacopa Literary Review, Toastmasters International (certification in Competent Communication) The American Medical Editors Association. Whidbey Island Writers MFA Alumni Association

Kaye’s 2014 publications of short stories, flash fictions and haiku include but are not limited to: "Tales from Ma's Watering Hole" forty tale collection Copper Review “The Scribe” February 2014 Folio Oak Literary Magazine “Just in Time for the Old Man’s Passing” Jan. 2014 “Ghazal for My Lover” Soundings Literary Review print journal Spring 2014 Lists of past short story publications available upon request

Master of Fine Arts in fiction with a specialty in short story writing. (MFA) MFA acquired from Whidbey Island Writers Workshop in 20011 (national accreditation) (Also known as NILA) Bachelors degree in science/Nursing Please refer to: http://www.singingformyfriends.com http://www.kayelinden.com

Awards and Honors
http://shortfictionwritersguild.wordpress.com/2013/10/07/sfwg-2013-flash-fiction-contest-results/ third place for “My Soul is Driving” a reprint October 2013 Contest Honorable Mention for the short story collection ”Tales from Ma’s Watering Hole” June 2013 Leapfrog Press http://www.leapfrogpress.com/ Contest: Honorable Mention for "Tales from Ma's Watering Hole" for the best ebook in the 2013 Writers Digest competition

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Students from the Santa Fe classes, critique group members, Writers Alliance of Gainesville members. References available upon request

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