This month’s theme was ‘gatekeeping’ and you can find the other pieces under the tag.
For this final #writingwednesday of the month I’m going to give some prompts coneced to the theme and also to the season. Create a work – fiction, poem, creative non fiction, or art based on any of these:
* Halloween or Samhain
* “I’m part of the community despite what they say”
* “Sometimes I just go and play in the leaves, like a child does, and it helps me relax”
* “You can smell the change in the air”
This month’s theme is ‘gatekeeping’. Today’s piece is a snippet from my WiP, WRE looking at gatekeeping around the supernatural community and why they try to hide their existence from humans.
“I remember asking at dinner once, when I was a teenager, why we had to hide,” El said. “My father said it was for our safety. But afterwards my uncle took me out into the garden and told me more about the pact of secrecy. How the Council came together and the Wolves wanted peace. That our biology made us stronger. But how it also meant we would never outnumber the humans, unless enough vampires and wolves went on a rampage to force change upon people and that could not be allowed.”
Today’s piece looks at gatekeeping and the way Tumblr’s ban on adult content directly affected marginalised users including those who are LGBTQ+ and/or women and posited women’s bodies as sexual as compared to men’s.
A coffee shop, December 2018
“Female presenting nipples?” Josh laughed, leaning back in the booth with his coffee in one hand. “It sounds like a really weird conference. Or modern art piece. Or a one hit wonder pop band.”
Rachel nodded. “It’s ridiculous.”
“Look I only do Instagram and barely that these days. You’ll have to explain this Tumblr thing a bit more. They’re banning porn?”
This month’s theme is ‘gatekeeping’. Today’s piece looks at gatekeeping and harassment in online spaces.
John deletes his Instagram, his DeviantArt; he’s already deleted his tumblr and other sites linked to his J05draws username and set up a twitter under a new psuedonym. He’s relieved he never put his real name on those sites. Ten years ago he was enjoying being a fanartist. He was recently starting to use his popularity to highlight his original works and planning on taking commissions.