I don't like stereotypes.
I think at least part of this is that I spend every day of my life fighting against them. I'm a blind witch, and both "blind" and "witch" have their stereotypes atatched, and people are amazed that I'm not a "proper" either. Well, I'm here to tell you that there's no such thing as a "proper" blind person, or a "proper" witch.
Why do things in fiction have to act in a certain way? Why do witches have to be ugly old women? Why do dragons have to be meat-eaters? Why do ogres have to be dirty, rude and smelly? I'll tell you why... It's because those are the stereotypes we've come to associate with those beings. I don't think it's right that you aren't a "proper" something because you don't conform to those stereotypes. And because I feel that way I knew I just had to join in with Magaly's "Sexy Dark And Bloody" bloggerversary party.
The official party date is April 13th, but I've written a trio of tales for your enjoyment. I did have several other ideas, but since I like the number 3, and since it's Magaly's 3rd bloggerversary, so it's appropriate, I settled on just these. Besides, March got away from me, so I didn't manage to get the time to write any more.
So, join me over the next few days, and we'll throw away the stereotypes, and show the world that there's a place for everyone; even if they aren't "proper"... Well, whatever they are!
Note: "Sexy, Dark And Bloody" comes from the title of a piece of Magaly's own fiction, and has nothing to do with the required content of the stories; the theme is stereotypes in fiction, and that is all. Though I expect some - in fact, many - of the people participating will write something that could be described as being one (or all) of those things. My prefered audience is children, however, so I have prepared a trio of children's stories, none of which is either "sexy" or "dark" or "bloody" as far as I can tell.
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