I sincerely apologize to everyone who read my recent blog post and subsequent article titled "Rape me!" It was not (and never will be) my intention to promote rape or violence in any form. I have since re-read both blog post and article and re-edited both to say more clearly what I wanted to mean. The edited blog post and article are now titled “Give birth to me”.
I have removed all references to rape, because my original intention was not to endorse rape. I wanted to write about the path a story takes from idea, to creation, to editing and re-editing, and then finally to publication and being read by The Reader. In hindsight I can see how offensive both pieces were and I do apologize again to all The Readers. I am sure the edited versions are far better in content and clearer in meaning. I would appreciate further feedback if this is not the case.
I appreciate all the feedback from The Readers and from Red Room itself. My hope is that my writing will only improve in content and style and meaning with your help. After all, no writing is complete until it is read by you, The Reader. I thank all of you who read my words and hope they touch you in a good, meaningful, inspiring, thought-provoking, non-offensive way. Thank you again.