01-13-2019: The Map Is Not the Territory

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Jenny writes dark fiction that her mother hates. Her stories and essays have appeared in Across the Margin, Pantheon, Shimmer, Black Denim Lit, Skive, and others. When she’s not writing her own stuff, she’s reading mysteries for Criminal Element. When she’s not writing fiction or reviews, she’s writing/directing/performing/designing plays at Springs Ensemble Theatre.

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  1. Another great piece of writing that says so much about a lot of things. I really like real women a lot and fuller figures. As you say, there is much beauty on display. The woman who is sharing herself with the world is giving it a gift and nothing to laugh at or ridicule for her bravery. One of the ugliest things I’ve seen in the world are body shamers. No matter what a person’s personal preference is, they have no right to tell another person that their body is unacceptable. The hurt caused leads to a total loss of self-esteem and at the worst end of that spectrum-suicide. Touch the skin, feel the magical embrace, that heat, the amazing beauty of real person. We are meant to yield a little to others, otherwise it’s like slabs of concrete smashing together-Not very sensual at all. No one is perfect, but we are all beautiful.

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