Fat BronzeNormally I want my stories to say something. Sometimes it’s just a little something about how people are loyal to each other or hate each other. Other times, I end up with some pretty strong social commentary—reference the Middle Eastern mythology moment I was complaining about a few blogs back. I’m not as subtle at this as some writer are, but it does bring up the question of themes in fiction. Do people really get these? Do they like them? Is it important that people stop and think after they’ve read your piece, or is it better just to entertain?

Am working on one about norms and body image today.