Help! I am in a bit of a conundrum. I’ve written a short story and want to know if it’s any good or not. Initially, I wanted to show it to my school English teacher, but the story, especially its end, came out a little too gruesome–I can almost imagine her wrinkling her sharp nose.
So my question is this: Should I post the story here? I’m not afraid about somebody stealing it, because, frankly, I don’t care. I wrote this story just to gauge my own writing skills, and I don’t plan to sell it. Of course I’m not sure if anybody would buy it, really.
At first I thought I could judge my own story, and save the trouble of showing it to my hypersensitive teacher, but I realised that is close to impossible. My opinion about it tends to vary between two extremes. Sometimes I want to erase it to avoid potential embarrassment, and other times I love it so much I end spending my whole day clutching its print-out in my hands and reading it again and again with an absurd degree of pride.
So what do you say? Should I post it here? I will post it only if at least one person agrees to tell me its weaknesses and strengths and possible suggestions for improvement.
Just for the record, it’s a vampire story.
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